Training Pathways


 

Course Schedule


 

Coastguard Theory


 

RYA Practical


Radar Course and GPS Operator

The radar course is comprehensive to help you understand and safely operate the radar set on your vessel. The GPS Operator course is an advanced course to enable safe navigation and use of GPS.
 

Radar Course (6 hours)

Aim: To outline the use of radar to aid navigation and avoid collision.

Prerequisites: Knowledge to Boatmaster level.

Course Content: Principles of a radar, controls, displays and targets, discrimination, navigation.

 

 

GPS Operator (8 hours)

Aim: To provide a comprehensive understanding of the GPS. 

Prerequisites: Knowledge to Boatmaster level.

 Course Content: Principles, preparation and installation, controls, screens and outputs, passage making, waypoint navigation, accuracies and errors, chart plotters, selection.

    • Principles of radar
    • Components of a radar set
    • Controls
    • Displays
    • Discrimination
    • Targets
    • Radar navigation
    • Collision Avoidance

      Course Fee: $155.00 per person.
 
  • Navigation
  • GPS principles & positioning
  • Initialisation & set up
  • Controls, screens & outputs
  • Passage making
  • Waypoint navigation
  • Accuracies & errors
  • Installation
  • Chart plotters

Course Fee: $155.00 per person

Coastguard Northern Region Members can book on the GPS courses listed below for $132.00 pp! Please book by selecting the member option below (online bookings subject to membership verfication) or phone during office hours on 0800 262 843 or e-mail education@coastguard.org.nz
*Only applies to Northern Region Members and the courses listed below.

 

Coastguard Northern Region Members can book on the Radar courses listed below for $132.00 pp! Please book by selecting the member option below (online bookings subject to membership verfication) or phone during office hours on 0800 262 843 or e-mail education@coastguard.org.nz
*Only applies to Northern Region Members and the courses listed below.

 


 

Upcoming Courses

 Starts  Venue  Day  Times  Public Member
GPS Course          
07 Jun 17 Auckland MRC* Wednesday x 3 7.00pm - 10.00pm
06 Sep 17 Howick Wednesday x 3 7.00pm - 10.00pm

 


Radar Operator          
22 Mar 17 Auckland MRC* Wednesday x 2 7.00pm - 10.00pm


*Auckland Marine Rescue Centre


For further information email education@coastguard.org.nz or book above.

Last updated: 09 Mar 2017