GMDSS Communications

Course also known as:Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

GMDSS Communications is designed for participants who wish to apply for an AMSA GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC). Training is carried out using Australia's best-equipped GMDSS training facilities.

A GMDSS simulator in our Sydney Study Centre simulates all GMDSS equipment on ships, from DOS-based systems to the latest touch-screen systems. It also offers shore-based radio stations for hands-on experience. Launceston students train in a live GMDSS laboratory.

GMDSS is taught by Sanjiv Bhatia, a highly-rated and experienced maritime lecturer who combines teaching with crewing on bulk carriers, tankers and passenger ships.

Who should participate?

Anyone who wishes to apply for an AMSA GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC).


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

  • GMDSS General Operators Certificate Course (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg IV/2 and Code Section A-IV/2

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

AMSA Information

AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 6 (Marine Radio Qualifications) 2000.

Participants are entitled to apply for a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator’s Certificate, issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

This is a very good course, and the concepts were delivered well. The lecturer is excellent, and his communication and delivery of this course is exceptional.

Craig Bloom

  • Duration: 10 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    October 7-18, 2019 (FULLY BOOKED) | Sydney, NSW | $2,800 Join Waitlist
    November 11-22, 2019 (FULLY BOOKED) | Launceston, TAS | $2,800 Join Waitlist
    2020 Course Dates Coming Soon | Launceston, TAS | $0 Join Waitlist

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