Get one step closer to achieving your Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification. Learn to operate GMDSS subsystems and take the helm as the master of a commercial vessel.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Operate GMDSS subsystems and equipment to send and receive messages
Routinely check equipment and utilise fault-finding techniques if appropriate
Facilitate emergency responses using GMDSS communication equipment
Complete and maintain relevant records and documents
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in maritime operations
Specialist skills in operating GMDSS subsystems and equipment
Certificate of STCW Reg IV/2 and Code Section A-IV/2, Table A-IV/2
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands
The ability to swim 50 metres and stay afloat for 5 minutes without a life jacket
Relevant employment or access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to prove your skills
Completed pre-sea training, including an awareness of GMDSS, radio regulations and the sea areas in which radio systems are used
Awareness of the AMSA certification requirements
Reading and writing skills to a Year 10 level
Basic computer skills
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The maritime industry is regulated by the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA). AMSA sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. Once you graduate from your TAFE NSW course, you will be assessed against the relevant requirements through an AMSA examination process. Graduating from this course only meets part of the AMSA exam criteria. You will need to meet other requirements through your professional sea service and medical status. AMSA licensing requirements include: - Minimum age requirements when applying for your AMSA certificate - Medical and eyesight requirements - Minimum professional sea time hours Visit AMSA for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems (GMDSS) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Statement of Attainment in Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems (GMDSS) does not have any related courses.
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