Marine radio certificates
Marine Order 505 requires that you hold either a Short range operator certificate of proficiency (SROCP) or Long range operator certificate of proficiency (LROCP) depending on the certificate of competency you apply for.
If you hold a Marine radio operators VHF certificate of proficiency (MROVCP) we will accept that in place of an SROCP.
If you hold a Marine radio operators certificate of proficiency (MROCP) we will accept that in place of a LROCP.
You need to hold a radio certificate before applying for your certificate of competency.
Getting a short range or long range operator certificate of proficiency
The Office of Maritime Communications at the Australian Maritime College is responsible for the management of all functions associated with marine radio examinations and certification services in Australia. They can also issue you with a replacement if you have lost or damaged your radio certificate.
Using an overseas certificate
If you wish to operate a marine radio in Australia using your overseas certificate, you must hold a GMDSS radio operator certificate, issued by the flag authority of the country where you hold the certificate.
These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2022. Please refer to these documents for full details of eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.
For more infomation about licensing radiocommunications devices in Australia visit the Australian Communications and Media Authority.