GMDSS Renewal

This course is designed for holders of an AMSA issued GMDSS Certificate that do not meet the sea time requirements for revalidation of their certificate.

Please note, GMDSS Renewal training must be completed within the previous 12 months preceding the application for revalidation.

Scheduled Dates

Additional courses can be arranged, please contact:

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Launceston, TAS May 15 2018 May 18 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS Jul 30 2018 Aug 02 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS Sep 24 2018 Sep 27 2018 Places Available Register Now

Course Registration

Acknowledgement of registration will be provided by return email. Confirmation of registration is provided upon payment of the course fees, and subject to AMCS Registration Terms.


4 days

Course Fee

2018:  AUD $2,300 (including GST)

Course Fee Includes

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary WIFI access

AMCS Registration Terms

To secure your enrolment, payment of 50% of the course fee is required.  Cancellations up to 15 working days prior to the scheduled date will be accepted without penalty.  Cancellations less than 15 working days will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.

AMCS reserves the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations have been received by seven days from commencement of course.  Any fees paid for cancelled courses will be refunded in full.

When making flight bookings please ensure you book on a fully refundable basis.

Course Aim

This course complies with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as meeting the requirements of Marine Order Part 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014, Section 25A for the following:

  • Revalidation GMDSS Radio Operators Certificate

Includes relevant competencies from the GMDSS Radio Operators – SCTW Code Table A-IV/2

AMSA GMDSS Certificate of Recognition

The information below is provided to you as a guide only. It is recommended you check with AMSA regarding the current requirements.

To revalidate a GMDSS Certificate of Recognition (GMDSS CoR), the holder, prior to application must first revalidate their primary GMDSS Radio Operators certificate with the issuing Administration with which AMSA has an agreement. Applicants should note that the requirements for revalidation of a GMDSS CoR are the same as for holders of an AMSA GMDSS Radio Operators certificate, and in some cases this may require the satisfactory completion of a GMDSS revalidation course in Australia. For further information, please refer to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course:

  • Revalidation GMDSS GOC Course (AMSA approved).

Full attendance and participation in ALL activities during the course will satisfy the required performance criteria.

Location Information

The course is conducted at the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Campus in Launceston Tasmania

Participants arriving at Launceston Airport should make their way to the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Drive, Newnham.  Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $55.00.

Parking:  Complimentary car parking is provided on campus in areas designated to AMCS participants and clients.

Accommodation Options

On-campus accommodation can be reserved via the online enrolment form. Further information is provided here, together with off-campus options.

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required (or at minimum of 50% deposit).  Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit Card (online or via (03) 6324-9850)
  • Bank Deposit
  • Cheque/Money Order
  • Company Invoice (approved companies only)

Detailed payment options will be made available after registration is submitted.