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Foundation Courses and assessments

Courses and assessments are run in compliance with current public health restrictions and COVIDsafe guidelines. The January Course is now fully booked.

ARNSW conducts Foundation courses and Licence assessments for all grades, with the next planned for the weekend of July 9th and 10th. The dates currently planned for 2022 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.

For more information oron our education activities, or to register for a Foundation course, please contact us via email to,  or phoning the office on 02 9651 1490 and leave your contact details.

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.

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

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

ARNSW Training Classroom