Qualification Details

Qualification DETAILS

Transmit and Receive Information by Marine VHF Radio within Australian Territorial Waters_FFS23 Fee-for-Service


The Australian Waters Qualification (AWQ) is another name for the MARC059 Transmit and Receive Information by Marine VHF Radio within Australian Territorial Waters.

Under federal regulations, you need an operating certificate to use a VHF and HF radio. If you are a boater, you must have a VHF radio qualification. Knowing how to use a marine radio can save lives.

For Boaters operating a VHF station in Australian waters, this unit meets the requirements of the Radiocommunications (Maritime Ship Station - 27 MHz and VHF) Class Licence 2001.

It is a study unit in the Maritime Training Package which is developed by Australian Industry Standards and endorsed by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

To access the full features of your marine radio, it is required that the radio is registered and that you be issued with a Marine Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number. To obtain an MMSI you need to provide your Marine Radio licence number.


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