Boat Licence and Jet Ski (PWC) Licence
Maritime and Safety Training offers same day, practical boat and Jet Ski (PWC) licencing courses across Sydney (NSW) and Melbourne (VIC).
Boat Licence Course for NSW
It is now a requirement of NSW RMS to complete practical, on-water training as a compulsory practical component to obtaining a Boat Licence or a Jet Ski (PWC) licence. Our training options are listed below. Give us a call on 1300 302 123 if you need help in deciding which option is best for you, your family or your group.
For dates, times and locations see our 'Venues' page.
General Boat Licence and Jet Ski Licence
About the course
Duration: Approximately 3 to 4 hours. When you have successfully completed one of our comprehensive GENERAL BOAT and or PWC (JET SKI) safety training programs and exam, you will obtain an application for licence (completed at the course). Present the application along with the licence fee and completed logbook to NSW Roads and Maritime. This will qualifies you for a GENERAL BOAT LICENCE or a PWC LICENCE without further testing.
About the logbook
There are 2 ways to complete your logbook:
- Do 3 trips with a friend who has held their General Boat Licence for at least 3 years and complete the activities listed. The logbook is activity based (not based on hours).
Do 1 trip on board our training vessel. This course runs for approximately 2 hours and will fulfill your logbook requirements to get a boat licence.
About the exam
- 50 multiple choice questions
- First 20 questions must all be answered correctly
- Next 30 questions must have 24 correct answers
- If you fail the first attempt a second attempt may be made immediately
If you fail the second attempt you may re-sit at a later date at any of our training centres at no extra charge. You can also attend any of our seminars at no cost if you feel you need further training.
General Boat Licence - Costs
- Seminar and Test: $105 Adults
- Seminar and Test: $85 Young Adult (12 – 15 years old)
- On board Practical Training: $140
PWC (Jet Ski licence - Costs
Seminar and Test: $70 (no log book required)
To obtain a PWC licence in NSW you must have fulfilled the requirements for the General Boat Licence first.
General Boat and PWC Seminar and Exam can be completed at the same time and costs: $175.
We can come to your club or workplace to deliver a private course and exam.
For a group of 10 or more a discount of 10% is offered.
For dates, times and locations see our 'Venues' page.
Please note, this is not an Australian qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework.
Maritime and Safety Training NSW is recognised by NSW Roads and Maritime Services as a Recognised Training Provider.
Maritime and Safety Training Victoria
Recognised by Transport Safety Victoria as an accredited training provider. We can provide you with everything you need to get your Victorian Boat Licence by attending one of our Victorian Boat Licence Courses.
Based in Albury/Wodonga and on the Mornington Peninsula we are willing and able to travel to almost anywhere in Victoria to run a Victorian Boat Licence Course for you. Minimum numbers may apply.
About The Course
The Boating Safety Course (BSC), revision and licence exam is conducted in a friendly and relaxed environment, typically taking about 4 to 4½ hours. Our BSC is the ideal way to learn what is expected of you in order to pass the licence exam and get your Victorian Boat Licence.
Once you have successfully completed our comprehensive MARINE (BOAT) and/or PWC (JET SKI) training programs you will be issued with a ‘Transport Safety Victoria – Certificate Of Attainment For Marine Licence Training’. This certificate is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Simply present your Certificate of Attainment at your local Vic Roads Office, along with the Marine Licence fee and you will be issued with your Victorian Marine Licence. There are no further courses or exams to complete.
About The Exam
- 30 multiple choice questions
- You are permitted to get up to 4 answers incorrect in order to pass the exam
- If you fail your first attempt a second attempt may be made immediately
- If you fail the second attempt you may resit the exam at a later date at any of Victorian courses. You can also attend another course if you feel like you need further training, all at no additional cost.
- The PWC exam consists of 15 multiple choice questions and you are permitted to get up to 2 questions incorrect in order to pass the exam.
- Seminar and test: $120 Adults
- Seminar and test: $100 Restricted (Aged between 12 and 16 years of age)
- Seminar and test: $60 PWC Endorsement
Students from CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) backgrounds
Information for students who require assistance with material delivered in English.
Friends or family can assist students during the training stage as long as there is no disruption to other students.
The assessment will take place once all other students have completed their assessment and left the room. The assessment will only be conducted under ATP supervision.
Assessment candidates are able to bring along their own interpreter. The interpreter must establish their bona fides by presenting a document that shows their professional status, such as the certificate of business incorporation or evidence of accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
Should a prospective student wish to have a course specifically for them or a group of people from the same CALD background, this can be arranged at a minimum cost which is no less than the combined cost of 10 students. Should there be more than 10 students, the normal costs per student will apply. Any and all interpreter expenses are the responsibility of the student/s.
Any prospective CALD student is also offered to enquire regarding the services of Vic Roads who can also arrange to have an interpreter present at a Vic Roads Service Centre during an assessment.
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