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

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

  • GMDSS skills.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Please Note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Course positions are limited. 100% attendance is required.
  • Minimum dress standards apply to campus attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn (no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire. Shorts and t-shirts are acceptable.

2019 Dates

Monday October 21 -Friday November 1, 2019

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Fremantle Campus - October 2019



Duration 10 days
Where Fremantle Campus
How Part Time
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