Global Maritime Distress Safety System - General Operator Certificate (GMDSS GOC)

What is this course about?

This course provides students with knowledge and skills in maritime communications and the ability to operate a maritime mobile communication station as required for all Sea Areas. The proper use of communication equipment on board ship is emphasized via hands-on simulation.


Course Outline

IMO Model Course 1.25(2015). The training will include (amongst others):

  • Introduction
  • Statutory framework of the Maritime Mobile Service
  • Identification of Radio Stations
  • Service Publications
  • Technical
  • GMDSS Components
  • Other Systems used on board
  • Search and Rescue operation
  • Role and method of use of ship reporting systems
  • Miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general communications

 

Suitable for

Our IDA approved GMDSS GOC course has been designed for officers in charge of a radio communication on board ships and other persons with radio communication responsibilities.



 Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, medically fit, have basic computer skills, a good working knowledge of English (written & spoken), have no serious impediment of speech, hearing or sight, normal colour vision, and preferably 6 months of sea-service.


 

Funding Incentive


1. MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information.

 

2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)                                                                                                                                                                  With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. 

                            

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Applicant via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

 

With effect from 19 May 2017, individuals who opted to use their SFC are required to submit their SFC claim under the pay-to-Training Provider (TP) mode. SSG will disburse SFC payments directly to TPs after the claim has been approved. TPs will collect nett fees from individuals, after deducting the SFC claim amount

 


Certification

Satisfactory completion of the course and the exam leads to the issue of a GMDSS General Operator's Certificate of Competency (for all Sea Areas) issued by the Infocomm Authority of Singapore (IDA).


Application Procedure

Applicants may apply for the course with the available schedule online.

Applicants who are successfully selected for the course will receive the letter of confirmation via email.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

A - Online Registration:
[1] Fill up the electronic form
[2] Once completed, click on the Submit button
[3] You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration
[4] Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.

B - Visit Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy counter at 500 Dover Road, Blk T1A, Level 1, Room T1A12.

Confirmed enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis, upon full payment of the course fee. Registration does not guarantee enrolment in the course.

Participants will receive a letter of confirmation via email if the course is confirmed and the registration accepted.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

Payment

a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make ePayment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) Cheques should be made payable to Singapore Polytechnic. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (CET Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651


Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

· 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
· Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
· On or after date of commencement - No refund
* Unless otherwise stated in the course webpage

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

* PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

 

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

 

Course Dates:

 

04 to 16 September 2017

 

Registration Closing Date:
21 August 2017
 

 

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

 

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

Duration: 2 weeks

 

Time:  8.30am to 5.30pm

 

For Course Specific details:

Capt Peter Lee, Course Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

 

COURSE FEE

 

S$ 2,100 (before gst)

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

ELIGIBLE FOR SKILLSFUTURE CREDIT

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