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Foundation Courses and assessments

Courses and assessments have resumed for 2021, and are being conducted under COVIDsafe guidelines and subject to any restrictions that may apply.

Note:The July assessment session has been postponed due to the current Sydney region restrictions. Candidates who have already registered will be contacted via email.

For more information on our education activities, please contact us via email to education@arnsw.org.au,  or phoning the office on 02 9651 1490 and leave your contact details.

ARNSW conducts Foundation courses and Licence assessments for all grades. The dates currently planned for 2021 are;

All are held at the ARNSW facilities at 63 Quarry Road, Dural.

Foundation courses are usually held over a single weekend; training all day Saturday and Sunday morning then assessments take place on Sunday afternoon.

Advance booking is necessary to meet the current lead time requirements of the government selected outsourced examination provider, AMC. Late bookings cannot be accepted, as examination materials are provided specifically for each candidate.

Candidates can register for a Foundation Course by sending an email to education@arnsw.org.au.

Foundation Licence Manual (Third Edition)  Pick up - $25.00.

For mail orders please contact the WIA Bookshop at bookshop@wia.org.au or via the WIA website's Foundation Manual page.

From April 2021, the ACMA fee for a new licence   is $83.76.

For general information on becoming a Radio Amateur, check out the WIA website. There is also specific information on the Foundation Licence.

You can also learn all about Amateur Radio at this great ARRL site www.hello-radio.org.

Information on license requirements/conditions and regulations can be found on the ACMA website.