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Proposed changes to the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency Foundation Syllabus - consultation 08/2020

We’re proposing changes to the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency Foundation Syllabus.

Status
Open
Consultation number
IFC 08/2020
Closing in 8 days (09 April 2020)
In progress

Key documents

The issue

We’ve released draft changes to the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency Foundation Syllabus.

These changes were recommended by the Syllabus Review Panel, which is made up of representatives of the ACMA, the Australian Maritime College (AMC) and the amateur radio user community. The ACMA established the panel as part of the Deed between the ACMA and the AMC.

The panel’s initial focus has been on changes to align the foundation syllabus with the amended Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination.

Proposed changes

Download the draft Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency Foundation Syllabus to view the proposed changes.

The changes cover:

  • use of digital modes
  • use of commercially manufactured equipment
  • updates to terminology
  • minor formatting and editorial changes

Members of the panel have also identified a number of other larger changes that will be discussed as part of a future broader review of the 3 amateur radio syllabi. This review will begin after the updated foundation syllabus has been published.

Have your say

We welcome feedback from the amateur radio community on the proposed changes to the foundation syllabus.

Please note that all submissions will be sent to members of the panel for consideration. Please indicate clearly if you do not wish your name and contact details to be included in the submissions circulated to panel members.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Make a submission’ button at the top of this page to upload your submission, or email it to AmateurRadioSyllabus@acma.gov.au.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

Manager, Licence Allocation
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112 Law Courts, Melbourne VIC 8010

Publication of submissions

Read about the ACMA’s policy regarding the publication of submissions

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