The club runs courses for all 3 levels of Amateur Radio Licence – Foundation, Standard and Advanced. These take place at the clubrooms at Richmond Hill.


Foundation courses are the most in demand, and generally run over a weekend, with assessment taking place on the Sunday. The course is fairly intensive, and candidates are expected to obtain and study some recommended material in advance. Guidelines for this study will be sent to you once you have booked in for a course, or on request.

Most interest is in the Foundation Licence. This is the entry level for Ham Radio and gets you on the air quickly. This licence is proving popular with people touring, especially 4WD outback. The first step is to look at the website of the WIA (Wireless Institute of Australia).  All the basic info is there.


To get a Foundation licence you must pass a multiple-choice test and a practical examination. (see test hints download below)

A commonly used reference is the WIA book shown above This is available by mail order.

You are strongly advised to study well in advance, so when you come to the course, you will already be familiar with much of the syllabus content. The Radio and Electronics School has comprehensive video courses for foundation and practical available on their site

Upcoming Courses


FOUNDATION LICENCE COURSE  None scheduled – we hope to be running more courses around March 2022.

Advanced theory courses run 0900 to 1700 Monday to Thursday with revision, trial exams and the official exam on the Friday.
Standard theory courses run 0900 to 1700 Monday to Wednesday with revision, trial exams and the official exam on the Thursday.
Foundation courses run 0900 to 1700 on Saturday with revision and the official theory and practical exams on the Sunday.

Education Documents to Download

SARC Foundation Licence Training Weekend Guide DOWNLOAD HERE
Revision Notes for Foundation Licence Exam DOWNLOAD HERE

Multiple Choice Test Hints

List of references for licence home study

Need a calculator for licence exam? Read this –

Education Contacts

Education Officer

This position is vacant as at 18/11/2021. Interested? email to

AMC Amateur Radio Assessors

Duncan Raymont VK2DLR

Chris Meagher VK2ACD