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)
  • GMDSS First-Class Radio Electronic Certificate (1st-Class REC)
  • GMDSS Second-Class Radio Electronic Certificate (2nd-Class REC).

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


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certification, you must meet the minimum age requirement for that particular certification. 

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00

Unit of Competency. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $90.00 Fees for 2021-22


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Act(s) name

Radiocommunications Act 1992 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015 Australian Government

Administering agency

University of Tasmania

Australian Maritime College

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Maritime Radio Qualifications

Australian Maritime College

University of Tasmania

Toll Free: 1300 365 262