The Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate is designed to give Surf Lifeguards the knowledge and skill needed to be able to use a VHF radio while on patrol including emergency situations. It is a legal requirement for members to have this qualification to use a marine VHF radio.
The Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate is a prerequisite for the Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain and the Senior Lifeguard Award - IRB Driver.
Prerequisites: 14 years of age | Current member of a SLS club | Surf Lifeguard Award (Refreshed) or Patrol Support
Duration: 3 hours
Delivered by: Regional facilitators
Who should complete it: Anyone intending on using a marine VHF radio
Candidate requirements: Complete a home study guide for the Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate. Fully participate in the course and successfully complete the assessment.
1. General radio operations
2. Distress, urgency and safety
At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:
- Use a marine radio in an emergency situation
To begin training for this qualification contact your club or local Club Development Officer.