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  • MARO003

Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system

General Operators Certificate: AMSA Approved General Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
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At a glance

Get a qualification that could potentially save lives - the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is a worldwide network used by search and rescue authorities ashore, as well as ships in the immediate vicinity of ships in distress.

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MARO003 Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a qualification that could potentially save lives - the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is a worldwide network used by search and rescue authorities ashore, as well as ships in the immediate vicinity of ships in distress. Individuals holding the Certificate are rapidly alerted to distress incidents, so they can assist in a co-ordinated search and rescue operation with the minimum of delay.

Participants in the GMDSS (GOC) will receiving training in the use of digital selective calling techniques for communication using MF, ... HF and VHF radiotelephone, HF radio telex and satellite communication using INMARSAT-C ship earth stations.

Units

The successful achievement of this unit of study requires you to complete the core unit listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MARO003
Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Candidates must possess the following:

  • Marine Operators VHF & HK Skill Set (LROCP) or equivalent experience;
  • Keyboard skills to a minimum of 10 words per minute at 98% accuracy;
  • Be able to express yourself satisfactorily in the English language, both oral and written

Resources required

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

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

Appropriate clothing and protective footwear must be worn at all times.

Need to know

For further certification information, visit AMSA at https://www.amsa.gov.au/

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland