Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) 1300 365 262

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:

  • Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP)
  • Marine Radio Operator's VHF Certificate of Proficiency (MROVCP)
  • Marine Satellite Communications Certificate of Endorsement (SATCOM)

The AMC is also responsible for reissuing certificates to holders who have lost or damaged certificates of proficiency.


14 January 2014
ACMA have approved a new fee schedule effective 01/02/2014.  A schedule of OMC fees can be viewed at

19 December 2013
The revised editions of the Marine Radio Operators Handbook and  the Marine VHF Radio Operators Handbook  are now available.

Pietro Bossi's free VHF DSC radio simulator Great demonstration tool for seeing the advantages of VHF with DSC where the operator has the option to use GPS if they wish. GMDSS - VHF DSC made easy

General Office Hours

OMC office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays and Tasmania University days.


Australian Maritime College
Office of Maritime Communications
Locked Bag 1394
T: 1300 365 262
F:  (03) 6324 9885