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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.

This includes the management of the invigilator network across Australia, production and distribution of the Marine Radio Operators Handbook, production and distribution of examination papers and certificates for:

The AMC is also responsible for reissuing certificates to holders who have lost or damaged certificates of proficiency.

Unit of Competency

The issuing of a marine radio qualification based on a valid unit of competency (after a successful trial period) has been included in OMC's business services, commencing 1 August 2017.

Practical Component

From 1 August 2017 a practical component will be included in the examination process. Applicants should discuss the practical process with the invigilator conducting their examination.

Radio Operators Certificate Information brochure


Australian Maritime College
Office of Maritime Communications
Locked Bag 1394
T: 1300 365 262

General Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays and Tasmania University days) .

Useful Links

Bureau of Meterology - Marine and Ocean

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) - VHF marine radio