Book Now - VHF Radio Operators Course

Any person operating a maritime VHF radio must hold, as a minimum requirement, a Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate (unless transmitting in an emergency or a distress situation).

Knowing how to use a maritime VHF radio correctly and with confidence is vital in the event of an emergency. This course covers the protocols that must be followed when communicating over the maritime radio network.

Maritime VHF radios can be used for receiving weather forecasts, safety information, communicating between boats, or communicating boat to shore.

The Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate course covers the general features and functions of a maritime VHF radio, correct distress and urgency procedures for ‘Mayday’ and ‘Pan Pan’ calls, pro-words and phonetic alphabet, trip reports, weather services, callsigns, EPIRBS and other search and rescue equipment.

NZQA unit standard 19491 V2 is available (3x Level 3 credits).

If there are no scheduled courses online please contact us ( or 04 939 6702) to express interest.

Average Duration: 6 hours over two evenings

About Wellington Ocean Sports Centre

We are based at the historic Clyde Quay Boat Harbour, right next to the Freyberg Pool.

115 Oriental Parade,
Oriental Bay
Wellington, Wellington 6011

Dress Code

This is a classroom based theory course, with no dress code requirements.

Weather Information

This is a theory course and is not weather dependent.

Other Information

Current financial RPNYC members and their spouses and dependent children are entitled to a 10% discount.


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Wed, 05 Apr 2023

Afternoon Start
5:30pm Session - MRROC / VHF 11

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