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Foundation Courses and assessments

Courses and assessments have resumed and are run in compliance with current public health restrictions and COVIDsafe guidelines. The November Course is now fully Booked.

Due to demand an additional course has been scheduled for 15th and 16th of January 2022. Candidates who have already registered will be contacted via email.

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

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

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.