Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate (MROC)
Level 3

RTO303 Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate (MROC)

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  • Locations and dates

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  • Length

    1 day, 8.30am-4.30pm

  • Credits


Course Aim

To develop the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a range of maritime radio communication systems in distress and routine situations on board a commercial vessel. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with the Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate.

Course Content

  • Topic 1: VHF Radio including Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Topic 2: Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)
  • Topic 3: MF and HF Radio Single Side Band (SSB)
  • Topic 4: Frequency Usage
  • Topic 5: Radio Regulations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of radio operator competencies and qualifications, licenses, call signs, and the principles of maritime radio communications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of typical VHF marine radio installations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the standard features of a marine VHF radio and an EPIRB.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand Radio Service providers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of routine marine radio calling procedures and operating techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of VHF radio distress calling procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of marine radio urgency and safety calling procedures.
  • Explain the general principles of Single Side Band radio operation.
  • Explain the regulatory provisions concerning the radio regulations.
  • State the International Distress, Urgency, Safety and inter-ship frequencies within the MF and HF radio band.
  • Explain the procedure for operating a Single Side Band radio.
  • Operate a marine radio in the maritime mobile service.

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