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

Course Details
24 hours (3 days)

8.30am to 5.30pm

Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Maritime Academy, ISC Level-2, e-Navigation Center

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
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.

Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

GOC/ROC Renewal application to IMDA

 Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here


Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.



Important Dates
Course Dates:

Registration Period:

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

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) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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


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