Radio Operators Certificate

June 13, 2016Junior Awards

Radio Operators Certificate


Beach patrols communicate with each other and emergency services via a dedicated radio network. This award provides members with skills and knowledge to transmit on the network as part of beach patrols including emergencies and also necessary maintenance of equipment.


Suitable for members who have obtained a SRC (primarily 13/14 year olds), and/or members with limited water skills/ability. The radio operator is an important part of every beach patrol.


Members need to be a minimum of 13 years of age on the day of the final assessment.


  • SLSSA Radio Network
  • Send and receive techniques
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Emergency maintenance


Approximately 8-10 hours of training followed by a separate assessment.


Courses are generally conducted during school holidays (all day sessions) however evening courses (4 x 2hour sessions) are scheduled if sufficient numbers are interested.

Units of competency:

  • PUAOHS001C Operate communication systems and equipment


To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 30 minutes) is required.

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