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The Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) manages the marine examination and certificate service for the Australian marine community under a Deed with the Australian Communications and Media Authority - ACMA.

The Deed provides that the OMC must maintain financial viability and also that the OMC must only charge fees for its functions and services on a cost recovery basis. The following schedule shows the current fee structure.

Cheques and money orders should be made payable to the University of Tasmania.

Item (inclusive of GST)Fees
Marine Radio Operators Handbook $40.00
Marine VHF Radio Operators Handbook $15.50
Postage (single Book) $4.00
Postage (multiple book transaction) Estimate Actual Cost
Examination/Application $83.00
Replacement or Verification of Certification $32.00
Unit of Competency $49.00

Pricing Submission

OMC has  submitted calculations to ACMA for our expected expenses and revenues for the next year. These forecast figures are the basis for determining the 2018 fees OMC will charge for Handbooks and Applications. The current prices have been in effect for two years, 2016 and 2017. Unfortunately statistics show that there is a small but steady decline in the number of applications made and a bigger drop in the number of handbooks purchased. Variable costs such as postage and printing of examination booklets have been reduced. The reduced number of handbooks being purchased increases the printing costs as it is more expensive per book to print a smaller number of handbooks.  

The following are the proposed fees (including GST) for 2018. The fees are subject to approval by ACMA.

  • New Applications $89.00
  • Unit of Competency Applications $49.00
  • Reissue Applications $35.00
  • MRO Handbook $45.00
  • MV Handbook $16.50

Order Handbooks Online

To order online and make a payment for OMC Handbooks, please visit: Handbooks payment page (Please note: This link will take you through to the UTAS payment page)

Examinations and Replacements

To make an online payment for examinations or replacement certificates, please visit: Exams and Certificates payment page (Please note: This link will take you through to the UTAS payment page).