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

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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

Next dates for delivery

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

  • Term 3, starts 19 July
  • Term 4, starts 11 October



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Duration 10 Days
When All year round
Where Fremantle
How Starts 19 Jul or 11 Oct

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