Marine VHF Radio Certificate Course 
Australian Waters Qualification  (AWQ)


For Australian local and coastal waters, you require a qualification to operate a Marine VHF radio in non emergency situations. 

This qualification has been prepared by the Australian Media Communications Authority to suit recreational boat operators.

To obtain this qualification, just attend our 3 hr course:

A theory session on rules, use of the radio, emergencies, DSC, EPIRB, etc. followed by a theory test – 25 questions, multiple choice answers.   There is then a practical hands on test – actually operating the latest marine VHF radios.   The AWQ certificate is presented at the end of the course. This certificate will enable you to obtain the MMSI number,  required to operate the DSC (digital selective calling system).

The AWQ Certificate is presented at the end of the course.

After booking and paying, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access  the online pre-reading and learning.