Gain the skills and knowledge to operate GMDSS equipment including digital selective calling techniques for communication using MF, HF and VHF radiotelephone, HF radio telex and satellite communication using INMARSAT-C ship earth stations.
This course complies with Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014, Section 21A.
Location - Cairns: Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, 55-61 Tingira Street, Portsmith
Dates: 13 May 2019 15 July 2019 4 November 2019
Hours of Study: 2 weeks, Monday - Friday
(8.30am – 4.30pm)
Full Fee: $2,800.00
For information on funding or to enrol, call 1300 308 233
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Please note that course dates and fee structures are subject to change.
Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) has now been implemented worldwide. The basic concept of GMDSS is that search and rescue authorities ashore, as well as ships in the immediate vicinity of a ship in distress, will be rapidly alerted to a distress incident so they can assist in a co-ordinated search and rescue operation with the minimum of delay.
GMDSS uses digital selective calling techniques for communication using MF, HF and VHF radiotelephone, HF radio telex and satellite communication using INMARSAT-C ship earth stations. Anyone who operates this equipment must hold a GMDSS Radio Operator’s Certificate.
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
Assessment will include written tests and practical demonstration of skills.
Successful completion will lead to the attainment of the GMDSS Radio Operator’s Certificate issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
You will need to supply the following items at your own cost:
Appropriate clothing and protective footwear must be worn at all times.
For information on funding or to enrol, call 1300 308 233.
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