Furuno Telko TECDIS Type Specific

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This course provides participants with familiarisation and understanding of the Furuno (Norway) Telko (TECDIS) system. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to safely and effciently use the TECDIS system as their primary means of navigation. Please note this is NOT the separate Furuno FMD 3200/330 type specific course.

This course can be delivered either at Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre (FSOSC) or in another suitable location including onboard vessels. Please contact FSOSC staff for further details.


The course is designed for deck officers who have attended an IMO Model Course 1.27 Generic ECDIS Training (2012) course and are preparing to sail on board vessel/s fitted with Furuno Telko TECDIS.


This familiarisation course covers the following aspects of the TECDIS:

  • TECDIS menu overview.
  • Chart updates and licences.
  • System settings.
  • ECDIS limitations.
  • Route planning and monitoring.
  • Chart catalogues.
  • ECDIS regulations and requirements.

Career Opportunities/Pathways

This course enables participants to said on board vessels using TECDIS for determining a vessel’s position in relation to land, charted objects, navigation aids and unseen hazards.

The course complies with the requirements of STCW 2010 A-I/14 and ISM Code 6.3 & 6.5.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants will need to have completed an IMO Model Course 1.27 Generic ECDIS course or recognised equivalent training scheme.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This course requires the ability to read and interpret procedures, manuals and directions as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and completing logs and reports. The training and assessments are conducted in English.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

100% attendance to the course is required to be eligible for the course certificate. Additionally, practical assessment is carried out on completion of the training. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the assessment.

Course Duration

1½ Days

  • Day 1 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 4 participants

Maximum 6 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at www.farstadsimulation-tms.com or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.