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TAFE Statement in GMDSS Revalidation

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000491-22ULT-001

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus


Full Time


On campus

Course Start Date

01 Feb 2022

Study Commitment

43 Hours per week


4 Days

  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This course is for people who already hold an Australian GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) certificate but have been out of the field for a long period.

You will update your knowledge to be able to operate and maintain the existing as well as recently developed communications equipment required in the GMDSS.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

This course is for the people who hold an Australian GMDSS Certificate and have at least 12 months sea service on GMDSS equipped ships in the last 5 years since obtaining GMDSS certificate.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:

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.

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This is a full time on campus course. You must attend approximately 28 hours of class. You are expected to do at least 15 hours of self-directed study to complete your assignment and prepare for the final exam.

The course will run 4 days a week for 1 week.

Full attendance and participation in ALL activities during the course will satisfy the required performance criteria as per AMSA requirements

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
800-000491A GMDSS Revalidation (AMSA Approved)

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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