GMDSS – General Operators Certificate

This course is intended for personnel employed in ships who want to obtain mandatory Radio Communications Certification Competency. The course meets the requirements of Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW) for Seafarers as recommended by the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and Radio Regulations published by the International Telecommunication Union(ITU). GMDSS GOC course is internationally recognized and endorsed by the Sri Lanka Merchant Shipping Secretariat.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

Two Courses per month


11 working days and additional 2 days for the examination

Course Modules



Maritime Radio Regulations


Communication Practice


Operation of Ship Radio Equipment

Entry Requirements

One of the following documents are necessary to follow the course

  • Letter issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping: To follow a STCW competency course
  • Proof of Employment in a shipping related field, which requires a Radio Communication qualification
  • Persons require Maritime Radio Communication Qualification