GMDSS Renewal

Course also known as: GMDSS Revalidation, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems

Revalidate your AMSA-issued GMDSS Certificate using Australia's best-equipped GMDSS training facilities. Designed for holders of an AMSA-issued GMDSS Certificate who do not meet the sea time requirements for certificate revalidation.

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 Renewal 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?

Holders of an AMSA issued GMDSS Certificate that do not meet the sea time requirements for revalidation of their certificate.

Course Entry Prerequisite

The following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

  • STCW GMDSS Certificate


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

  • Revalidation GMDSS Radio Operators Certificate (AMSA approved), meeting the relevant competency from:
    • GMDSS Radio Operators STCW Code Table A-IV/2

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.

AMSA Information

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.

This course complies with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as meeting the requirements of Marine Order 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.


  • Duration: 4 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    23-26 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,265
    18-21 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,265
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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