To get your VHF Radio Licence, you must complete an exam. There are two parts to the exam. The first component is a closed book theory test with 25 multiple choice questions. The required mark to pass is 70%. The other component is a short and simple practical assessment where you need to demonstrate the basic operation of a VHF Radio, and you will also be assessed on your ability to perform a radio check and how you would call for help.
You can either schedule an exam time with Above & Beyond Boating in Sydney, or you can choose to complete your exam at another centre. If you choose to complete your radio examination with Above & Beyond Boating, then you can book in an exam time using their online calendar.
On sitting and passing the exam, you will be issued with a Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency - SROCP (formerly MROVCP) from the Office of Maritime Communications (O.M.C.).
Your certificate does not expire. The certificate fee is $89 (as of January 2018), which is payable directly to the O.M.C. when you sit your exam.