Upcoming courses

Cockburn Sea Rescue regularly holds training courses for:
SROCP - Short Range Operator's Certificate of Proficiency
Next SROCP course is being held Saturday 14 March 2020

The SROCP qualification allows the operator to operate the VHF marine radiotelephony equipment only. The examination consists of a 25 multi-choice question paper (duration 30 minutes with a 70% pass mark) and a practical component. This course is perfect for the Recreational boater.

Applicants for the Short Range Certificate of Proficiency will be required to:

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of GMDSS sub-systems and equipment which is appropriate to vessels operating in Australian waters on which a radio installation is not compulsory under international agreements. Specifically, VHF radio telephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating radio beacons of the 406 MHz and 121.5/243 type.

  • Demonstrate an ability to use VHF radio telephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep the marine radio equipment specified in good working order, including the repair of minor faults.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with VHF radio telephony and digital selective calling facilities.

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system.

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of marine radio operations and equipment.

LROCP - Long Range Operator's Certificate of Proficiency
Next LROCP course is being held - TBA

The LROCP qualification allows the operator to operate both the VHF marine radiotelephony equipment and the MF/HF marine telephony equipment. The examination consists of a 50 multi-choice question paper (duration 1 hour with a 70% pass mark) and a practical component. This course is perfect for those that need VHF as well as HF qualifications.

Applicants will be required to:

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of GMDSS sub-systems and equipment which is appropriate to vessels operating in Australian waters on which a radio installation is not compulsory under international agreements. Specifically, MF/HF and VHF radio telephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating radio beacons of the 406 MHz and 121.5/243 MHz type.

  • Demonstrate an ability to use MF/HF and VHF radio telephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep the marine radio equipment specified in (1) in good working order, including the repair of minor faults.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radio telephony and digital selective calling facilities.

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system.

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of marine radio operations and equipment.

Both courses are recognised by the Australian Maritime College
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COCKBURN VOLUNTEER SEA SEARCH & RESCUE

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Hamilton Hill WA 6963

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