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Marine Radio, Powerboat Handling and Introduction to Bareboat Cruising Courses Now Available

Friday, 30th April 2021

Marine Radio     |     Powerboat Handling Course      |     Introduction to Bareboat Cruising




Equally as important, if you had to make one … would your message be understood?

Radios are an important means of attracting attention in an emergency or helping someone else who is in trouble.  The potential to save lives is the most important reason for fitting marine radios however they must be used properly and responsibly.

The Office of Maritime Communications at the Australian Maritime College is responsible for the management of all functions associated with marine radio examinations and certification services in Australia.  This includes the management of the invigilator network across Australia, production and distribution of the Marine Radio Operators Handbook, production and distribution of examination papers and certificates for all marine radio courses.

Learn more and see course dates here >>

Powerboat Handling Course Bookings Now Open!

The Course includes boat launching, engines and fuel, types of craft and navigation. It aims to improve boat handling skills at low and planning speeds, all of which may be practiced during a short passage. This course provides you with all of the theory and practical knowledge to prepare you to apply for your marine license, or be confident using your license.

Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to participate, we highly recommend this course for all powerboat users and require all users of club boats to hold this certificate.

Please note, all sessions must be attended in order to pass. See more details here ->

Introduction to Bareboat Cruising Course

In our Introduction to Bareboat Cruising Course no previous experience is required, we assume nothing and hit the ground running. You will be drawing lines on charts well within an hour starting the course.

The course covers:

  • Cruising preparation
  • Tides
  • Anchorage
  • Navigation marks
  • Introduction to chart work including plotting a course

At the end of the course we supply a copy of Australian Sailing’s Bareboat Cruising book for extra information.

See course dates and book here >>