The Coastguard VHF Course or Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate (MVOC) is administered by Coastguard Boating Education. The course and qualification is based on NZQA unit standard 19491.
The Coastguard VHF Course is administered by Coastguard who deliver the course, issue the certificates and maintain records of the certificate holders.
COASTGUARD VHF COURSE
|Requirement||Coastguard VHF Course|
|Covers Maritime MF, HF and VHF radiotelephony||No|
|Covers vessels equipped with VHF marine radio and travelling overseas||No|
|Covers use of marine radio aboard a vessel carrying single sideband (SSB) radiotelephone||No|
|Covers use on commercial vessels||No|
|Covers use of marine radio outside of New Zealand waters||No|
|Qualification recognised worldwide||No|
|Recognised under ITU Radio Regulations 2008||No|
It should be noted that eventually the Maritime VHF Operator's Certificate (MVOC) will be phased-out in favour of GMDSS operator certificates.