Free Foundation Training Books for Australian Amateur Radio Students

To encourage newcomers into Amateur Radio the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is now providing the Foundation Training Books to affiliated clubs Free of Charge

Well things are now starting to settle after the Australian Communications and Media Authority made their long overdue decision and awarded the certification tender to the Australian Maritime College.

We wish AMC well for the future and have offered to assist them in the transition.

The WIA has fulfilled all of the requirements under the previous deed and all material which was required to be handed over at the conclusion of the deed was provided to ACMA. This information was handed directly to the ACMA before any contract with AMC had been signed. This process was done in a timely and orderly manner and in accordance with the now expired Deed.

The WIA even offered the ACMA the use of the Foundation Examination material which was developed by the WIA, but that offer has been declined.
— Board Comment Peter VK8ZZ, WIA Secretary

Clubs have indicated that they are keen to support WIA initiatives to promote new membership in the clubs and to encourage new amateurs into our hobby. To this end, the WIA has decided to provide Foundation Manuals to Affiliated Clubs free of charge in order to promote new membership. Clubs will need to cover the cost of freight and handling of the manuals.  The Foundation Manuals can be offered by affiliated clubs to support their activities and to promote a membership drive.

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