Refresher course for the GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC)

Course Date:

Registration Period:

24 hours / 3 days

8.30am to 5.30pm

Singapore Polytechnic

For Course Specific details:
Capt Peter Lee
Course Coordinator
Phone: 68790414

Course Objective

This course provides students to refresh 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 the latest GMDSS equipment on board ship is emphasized via hands-on simulation.

Course Outline

The training will include (amongst others): 

• Statutory framework of the Maritime Mobile Service
• Technical
• GMDSS Components
• Search and Rescue operations
• Miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general communications

Suitable for

Holder of IMDA Singapore issued GMDSS GOC that do not meet the sea time requirement (at least 12 months in total of sea going service from the issue date of existing GOC) for revalidation of their certificate.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Candidate must be holding a valid GMDSS GOC issued by IMDA Singapore, medically fit, have basic computer skills, a good working knowledge of English (written & spoken), have no serious impediment of speech, hearing or sight and normal colour vision.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

GOC/ROC Renewal application to IMDA

Full Fees (before GST): $1,210.00 
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $25.41
GST payable for others: $84.70

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$1,089.00$146.41
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$847.00 $388.41 
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$847.00 $388.41 
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$1,089.00$146.41
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$1,294.70 

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Register Here

Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.