Maritime Ship Stations - Certificate of Proficiency - Australian Government


You may require a Certificate of Proficiency if you intend to operate maritime radiocommunications equipment using VHF and MF/HF frequencies on ship stations.

There are different forms of certification:

  • Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP)
  • Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP)
  • Marine Satellite Communications Endorsement (Satcom)
  • GMDSS General Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (GOCP)

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) issues LROCP, SROCP and Satcom Certificates of Proficiency and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the issue of GOCP and 1st- and 2nd-Class RECs. In addition, AMC and AMSA have accredited a number of educational institutions to conduct examinations required for a Certificate of Proficiency.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Please contact the AMC or AMSA for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Radiocommunications Act 1992 AG

Regulation(s) name

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015 AG

Administering agency

University of Tasmania

Australian Maritime College

Contact details

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Maritime Radio Qualifications

Australian Maritime College

University of Tasmania

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