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NOTE In February 2019, Amateur Radio examinations, certificates of proficiency and callsign management changed service provider. Details on this page are subject to change.

Foundation Courses and assessments

ARNSW is planning Foundation courses and assessments throughout 2019. The dates currently planned are;

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

Usually, Foundation courses are held over a single weekend, with training all day Saturday and Sunday morning, then the assessments take place on Sunday afternoon.

Candidates can register for a Foundation Course by sending an email to For the course you will need a copy of the Foundation manual which is available for personal pick up from ARNSW by prior arrangement.

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

For mail orders please contact the WIA Bookshop at or via the WIA website's Foundation Manual page.

2019 Examinations

Please direct enquiries to the ARNSW education team at Listen to the VK2WI Sunday broadcasts and keep an eye on this page for up to date information on our Assessments and Exams.

Membership of ARNSW costs just $20 for two years. Candidates undergoing exams or assessments are able to join ARNSW on the day of assessment. This can mean a saving for those candidates intending to sit for more than one exam. Check out our Membership page for more information about membership of ARNSW.

The ACMA fee for a new licence   is currently $78.

For general information on becoming a Ham radio operator check out the WIA website. There is also specific information on the Foundation Licence.

You can also learn all about Ham Radio at this great ARRL site

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

We are planning to commence another upgrade course later in 2019. For more information on this or any of our education activities, email your enquiry to,  or phoning the office on 02 9651 1490 and leave your contact details.