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Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Revalidation

Non-accredited Short Course

Keep your skills fresh with TAFE Queensland North and Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC)

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Great Barrier Reef International Marine College Starts anytime Duration: 4 days
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
Full Fee

Course overview

This course complies with Marine Orders Part 6 – Marine Radio Qualifications – Provision 8.3, where requirements for revalidation of a GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC) specify completion of an approved revalidation course and relevant competencies from STCW Table A-IV/2.

Successful applications will be entitled to apply for renewal of their Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) GMDSS (GOC).

Course outcome:

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Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Revalidation (NONAC03046)

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Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Revalidation

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must have previously held a GMDSS General Operators Certificate within the past 5 years

Resources required

You will need to supply the following items at your own cost:

  • Revalidation fee to AMSA of $112 and one current passport photo.
  • A notebook and pen are required for theory components.

Attire is to be of current industry standard with enclosed footwear to be worn at all times.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.