• Navathome Australia ONLINE VHF Radio Operators Course
  • Navathome Australia  VHF Radio Operators Course
  • Navathome Australia ONLINE Short Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency
  • Navathome Australia ONLINE Interactive Radio Simulators with active response to your broadcast.

VHF Radio Operators Course

Short Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency

The VHF Marine Radio is the most commonly installed radio equipment on marine vessels. It is the corner stone of radio communication and provides an essential safety service. The radio has numerous benefits over the handy mobile phone including increased range, wide area broadcasting, and not reliant on a third party network. In many areas, it is now a requirement that a vessel going more than a few natuical miles offshore is required to have a VHF radio onboard, and you require to have a VHF license.

The NAVatHOME Australia VHF Radio Operators Course is the only course that uses interactive speech recognition with realistic simulated systems to allow you to actually practice your broadcasts, gain confidence, and get a response appropriate to your call. It is also the only online course that goes through a simulated setup of a DSC radio AND then use DSC to interact with another radio. It is an incredible bit of fun!

To obtain the SRROCP, you will need to complete the AMC issued multiple choice exam and a practical demonstration. At present, the AMC multiple choise assessment is a paper based, invigilated assessment. Depending on where you are in the world, we can put you in contact with someone who can provide this for you. Western Australian Students, please let us know as we have many options for you. AMC are intending to release an online assessment shortly, and when this happens we will notify all our students about this new option. This new assessment process will be completely online and there is no reason you can not start the course now and do the exam when the online version is released.


Seperate Assessment for Short Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency


Voice Recognition is compatible with Chrome, Edge, Safari Desktop and Laptop browsers. All content and simulators, except for voice recognition compatible with mobile devices.


  • - Online E-Learning Course

  • - Interactive Radio Simulator

  • - Realtime Speech Recognition

  • - DSC Simulator

  • - Downloadable Handouts

  • Try our online demonstration of our simulators.

    VHF Radio Course

    Who is this course for?

    •     Any operator of a VHF Marine Radio.
    •     Operators of 27MHz Radios that want to learn correct procedures.
    •     Owners of vessels with VHF Radio Installations.
    •     Operators who requre a VHF radio license for Commerical Operation.

    What the course covers:

    • Overiew of Principles

    • VHF Radio Wave Propagation

    • Operational Frequencies

    • Priority of Communications

    • Legislative Regulations

    • Phonetic Glossary

    • Radio Abbreviations

    • Shore Stations and Coast Stations

    • Overview of Basic Electrical Circuits.

    • Circuit Protection

    • Marine Batteries

    • Battery Maintenance

    • Interconnected Components

    • Typical Face Place Controls

    • Typical Handset Controls

    • VHF Repeaters

    • Overview of Satellite Communications

    • Demonstration of Procedures

    • Elements of the Radio call

    • Initiate a Radio Call

    • Respond to a Radio Call

    • Details of the Message

    • Mayday Calling Procedures

    • Mayday Relay Procedures

    • PanPan Calling Procedures

    • Securtite (Safety) Calls

    • Simulation of Priority Calls

    • Overview of DSC

    • Setup of DSC Paramters in a VHF Radio

    • Activation of DSC Alerts using the Interactive Simulators

    • Make a Routine DSC call using the Interactive Simulators

    • Overview of AIS

    • Accessing AIS Data

    • EPIRB Operation

    • RADAR Transponders

    • AIS Personal Locator Beacons


    How is the course delivered

    The course is provided by Navathome Australia using our own uniqe and copyrighted Online Interactive Radio Simulators accompanied by presentation material.

    Support and Extras

    All support is provided by Navathome Australia. Students will have full access to all NAVatHOME supporting resources.

    • Phonetic Radio Glossary where terms are expland and have a phonetic pronouciation guide.
    • Downloadable Cheet Sheets
    • Downloadable Channel Wheel Sheet