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Transmit and Receive Information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Skill Set

State ID: GAA50

This is a fully accredited course of study and instruction for the GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GMDSS COC), complying with National and International Standards. Our course meets the requirements of Marine Orders Part 6 (AMSA), is fully accredited by AMSA and audited annually.

The GMDSS COC is a statutory requirement for bridge watchkeepers of sea going vessels over 300 gross tonnes, and for all persons involved in the operation of live GMDSS equipment. This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

Permits persons who hold a GMDSS COC, but do not satisfy AMSA’s revalidation requirement of 12 months of GMDSS equipment use in the last 5 years, to revalidate their COC. If you have had 12 months use of GMDSS equipment in the last 5 years, please contact AMSA directly to discuss revalidation of your COC through them.

This course meets the requirements of STCW and is AMSA approved.

  • GMDSS skills

Entry requirement:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

2021 dates: 

This course runs for a duration of 10 days starting on the following dates:

  • Term 1, starts 1 February
  • Term 2, starts 12 April
  • Term 3, starts 19 July
  • Term 4, starts 4 October

Course cost:


Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Fremantle - Starts 1 Feb, 12 Apr, 19 Jul or 4 Oct



Duration 10 days
Where Fremantle
How Part Time
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Page last updated November 26, 2020