Please note : Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are limiting the number of students in courses to maintain recommended distancing.

We offer a range of formal training. Subscribers receive a discount on these courses.


If you have a VHF or an HF radio on board, you are required by law to have a license to operate it. This even applies if you have a VHF hand-held radio.

We run regular courses leading to the SROCP, (Short Range Operators’ Certificate of Proficiency) and the LROCP, (Long Range Operators’ Certificate of Proficiency) qualifications.

Click here for more details on SROCP.

Click here for more details on LROCP.


Even if you have a smart GPS and Chart-plotter on your boat, you can still find yourself in an unexpected situation where you need to do some basic navigation to find your way safely home.

Our Marine Navigation course provides an easy to follow guide to using charts and navigation instruments. This knowledge could prove to be a life-saver in an emergency.

Click on the link below for more details on the Marine Navigation Course.


If you would like to improve your skills and knowledge to make your boating safer and more enjoyable for you and your family, our Advanced Boat Handling course may be just what you are looking for.

Click on the link below for more details on your Advanced Boating Skills.


Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue has been advised by AMSA that we are not permitted to conduct Safety Convoys to Rottnest Island due to changes in regulations.

Below is a link to the Boating Industry Association of WA who conduct Rottnest Safety Convoys twice a year.