Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC)

An Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) is required by anyone who needs to communicate on an aviation air-band radio frequency and is not already licenced or qualified to do so.

This Includes:

Who is this course for?

Airport Managers, Aerodrome Reporting Officer & Safety officers

Personnel maybe required to communicate with Air Traffic Control or Aircraft when operating on an Aerodrome.

Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (L.A.M.E)

Maybe required to make broadcasts in order to test aircraft radio as part of their job description.

Helicopter Crew

Required for aircrew, rescue/hoist crew, doctors and paramedics during rescue operations.

Rescue Swimmers

To enable communication with the pilot and crew.

Drone/RPAS/UAV Pilots

Drone/RPAS/UAV pilots operating in the vicinity of aerodromes, restricted areas or helicopter landing zones.


Loading or unloading freight for air transport may be required to transmit on an aeronautical radio.

Landing Officers

Personnel working on offshore platforms whose duties include Helicopter Landing Officer.

Police/Fire/Ambulance/SES/ Surf Lifesaving

Maybe required to use aeronautical radios to coordinate emergency situations

Baggage Handlers

Baggage Handlers and other company personnel working inside an airport environment maybe required to transmit on an aeronautical radio.

AvGas & JetA Refuelers

AVGas & JetA Refuelers operating at aerodromes where radio communication with Air Traffic Control is required.

To obtain an AROC, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Hold an aviation reference number – apply free online on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.
  • have completed training through a registered training organisation or a person/organisation who holds a CASR Part 64.012 approval to conduct AROC training and assessments.
  • Have been assessed as meeting the required competency.
  • Hold a current English Language Proficiency assessment (GELP or AELP)

This Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate Course has been designed by and is taught by qualified Commercial Pilot Flight Instructors to deliver the required aviation radiotelephone knowledge and skills for the awarding of the Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) We are also able to offer the General English Language Proficiency (GELP) and Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) to those who require and qualify.




> Online delivery

*excludes CASA fees



> Online delivery
> GELP or AELP depending on student requirement.

*excludes CASA fees