Radio Operators Certificate

June 13, 2016Junior Awards

Radio Operators Certificate

Overview:

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.

Audience:

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.

Pre-requisites:

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

Content:

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

Duration:

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

Timing:

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

Currency:

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

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