Exam Information

This page presents an overview of the Exam & Assessment Process and should be read in conjunction with the Licensing Information.

To be assessed for any grade of licence personal photographic identification (or 100 points) is required prior to the examination paper being issued. In the case of a candidate under the age of 18 who doesn’t have any personal photographic identification, their identity may be attested to by a parent or guardian who has identified themselves to the level above to the Assessor.

Examination Type Cost
Foundation Theory & Practical Assessment $70.00      
Practical Assessment Only $65.00       
Standard Theory $70.00        
Advanced Theory $70.00       
Regulations (Standard & Advanced) $70.00       
Candidates under 18 years of age $35.00 per exam
Ham College Event Fee (to cover rent, postage, etc) $10.00 per sitting day

The exam fees and call sign application fee (if applicable, see Licencing Information) can be paid on the day of assessment and can be paid by cash, cheque, money order, Visa or Mastercard as one payment except for the Event fee which must be cash.
ACMA Licence fees are no longer accepted with the assessment and are invoiced separately by the ACMA.

It is important to note that all candidates for any exam must have registered with Ham College Course Co-ordinator at least fourteen days prior to the examination.

A certificate of proficiency will be issued by the WIA when all sections of the assessments, required for the license grade, are satisfactorily completed.
The candidate must supply two passport sized photographs with their application.

Foundation Theory Exam: 25 multiple choice questions. 30 minutes to complete.

Standard Theory Exam: 50 multiple choice questions. 60 minutes to complete.

Advanced Theory Exam: 50 multiple choice questions. 90 minutes to complete.

Standard/Advanced Regulations Exam: 30 multiple choice questions. 30 minutes to complete

The pass mark for any of the written examinations is 70%.

Practical Assessment: The practical assessment must be completed with the first license attained. It consists of several oral questions and demonstrations.

Once any of the written papers are assessed as ‘competent’ the pass remains valid indefinitely, however if the practical is assessed as ‘competent’ the written paper must be completed within twelve months or the practical must be redone.

The ACMA will invoice each applicant for the licence fee when notified by the WIA that a Certificate of Proficiency and call sign have been issued.
See licencing information.