Boat Licence Course Information

Boat Licence Course Information

Maritime Training School is a Registered Training Organisation approved by Transport for NSW to carry out boat and PWC licence training.
The NSW Boat Licence Course is designed for everybody. Whether you’re brand new to boating, or you’ve been messing around in boats since you were a kid, the course will suit you. Speaking of kids, a young adult boat licence is available from the age of 12, so kids are catered to as well. It’s a great family experience! Not to mention great peace of mind knowing that your kids know all the rules and can handle a boat competently as well.

Boat Licence Courses Information

With the Maritime Training School, not only will you learn everything you need to know to get your NSW Boat Licence, you’ll have a fantastic day out on the water as well.

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Boat Licence Theory, Boat Practical Tuition and Theory Exam

Sydney one day boat licence courses consists of theory, practical boat tuition and theory exam (50 multiple choice questions). You must pass the exam in order to receive an application form. Take this form to Service NSW or RMS and they will provide you with a boat licence for a small fee of approximately $60 for one year. There is no requirement for a practical log book as this is completed on the day with our Regulatory approved school. 

Boat Licence Course Cost starts from $270pp.

 

Boat Licence Courses In Mosman, Rose Bay, Cabarita, Sans Souci, Central Coast, Canberra And Now Our New Location Manly.

Cabarita

Maritime Training School caters for all boaters out there in the Western Suburbs. We will pick you up at 8.00am at d’Albora Marinas Cabarita and run you over to our waterfront training room at Mosman. We will return you to Cabarita at the end of the training day. If you would like to attend the PWC course as well, please select the Mosman PWC Course.

Mosman

The course is held in Mosman Bay at the 3rd Sea Scout Hall Mosman in a class room setting,  starting at 9am, finishing at approximately 3.30pm. Live in the east or the west? We have pick-up points in Rose Bay (8:30am) and Cabarita (8:00am) where we can pick you up at and drop you back after the course has finished around 4:00pm. The course consists of theory, practical boat tuition and theory exam. No practical log book required. You can then visit the RMS to obtain your licence.

Manly

You have a choice of 2 options

Option 1 – Theory and Exam only. A classroom setting at Manly Library starting at 5:00pm and finishing at 9:00pm. The course covers the theory content you need to pass the exam. You will be provided with a practical log book after successful course completion where an experienced skipper can help you complete the practical requirements for the Boat Licence. Once your log book is completed you can then visit the RMS to obtain your licence.

Option 2 – Theory, Exam and Practical Boat Tuition

A classroom setting at Manly Library starting at 9:00am, finishing at approximately 3:30pm. The course consists of theory, practical boat tuition and theory exam. No practical log book required. You can then visit the RMS to obtain your licence.

Rose Bay

We can pick you up at 8.30am at the Rose Bay boat ramp, take you to Mosman for the training and return you to Rose Bay after the course! If you would like to attend the PWC course as well, please select the Mosman PWC Course

Sans Souci

A classroom setting at St George Motor Boat Club starting at 9:00am, finishing at approximately 3:30pm. The course consists of theory, practical boat tuition and theory exam. No practical log book required. The practical training is done at the marina of the club. You can then visit the RMS to obtain your licence.

Central Coast

A classroom setting at Gosford District Scout Hall, starting at 9:00am, finishing at approximately 3:30pm. The course consists of theory, practical boat tuition and theory exam. No practical log book required. The practical training is done on Brisbane Waters near the hall.

Canberra (Act)

You have a choice of 2 options

Option 1 – Theory and Exam only. A classroom setting at The Quality Hotel Dickson, starting at 5:00pm and finishing at 9:00pm. The course covers the theory content you need to pass the exam. You will be provided with a practical log book after successful course completion where an experienced skipper can help you complete the practical requirements for the Boat Licence. Once your log book is completed you can then visit the RMS to obtain your licence.

Option 2 – Theory, Exam and Practical Boat Tuition

A classroom setting at The Quality Hotel Dickson, starting at 5:00pm and finishing at 9:00pm for the theory portion on the Friday Evening. The course covers the theory content you need to pass the exam. You will be provided with a time slot to have your practical completed with our professional trainers on our training vessel on Diddams Close Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen on the Saturday. No practical log book required. You can then visit the RMS to obtain your licence on the same day.

First, The Boat Licence Theory

The theory component of the boat licence NSW course takes place in one of our waterfront classrooms. Never fear – even though it’s theory (and there are some serious safety aspects) our qualified trainers make it interesting and informative.

Then The Fun Part Of The Boat Licence Test!

The practical component is the really fun part. Here you will board our 6.5m training boat and put everything that you’ve learned in the classroom into real-life practice. Out on the water you’ll get behind the helm and practise boat handling, navigating, mooring and more. It can be a little challenging if you’ve never driven a boat before, but don’t worry – our qualified instructors are friendly and patient and will make sure you get it right. That’s why you’re doing the course, after all!

Our trainers have many years experience in boating, and they really know all the tricks of the trade. We’ve had experienced boaties come along and do the course to support their kids or partners, and they’ve found that they’ve learned loads as well! This is a great way to upgrade your navigation skills and knowledge of current regulations, especially if you’ve had your boat licence for a while.

Then The Boat Licence Test Itself

Upon course registration you will receive a confirmation email that contains links to the boating hand book and boat practice quizzes. It is highly recommended you read and try some practice quizzes as they are the types of questions you will get on the day. Below you will find these links for your perusal.

Once you’ve mastered the basics on the boat, you’ll return to the classroom for the NSW General Boat Licence Test which features 50 multiple choice questions. If you’ve studied the course resource material provided  notes and listened to the trainers (and we’ve done our job well!) you will hopefully pass first go.

Need To Try Again? No Worries

If you don’t get the test first go, don’t worry. We will go through the questions that you missed so that you are confident you know them well, and you can attempt the test again. If you don’t get the test the second time around, you are welcome to take it again at our next course, free of charge.

Passed The Test? Now You’re Ready To Get Your Licence

NSW Boating Licences are only available from the Maritime and Roads Service, so you will still have to go into their offices to arrange that. But you will have everything you need to make that part of the process quick and easy. And you’ll have had a great day out on the water as well!

Add On Your PWC Licence Training Too

To get a PWC Licence, the General Boat Licence test must be passed first. You can do both courses on the 1 day with MTS. If you already have your boat licence you can do the PWC licence as a simple upgrade. You then have to get your PWC licence from the Roads and Maritime Services office or Service NSW, just like a boat licence.

Personal Watercrafts (PWCs) or jet skis require a licence no matter what the speed, and you must have passed the general boating test before you can apply for a Personal Watercraft Licence. Training for the PWC Licence is also available through the Maritime Training School and you can easily add it on to your Boat Licence training on the same day. The PWC course is theory only and there is no practical component. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email that contains links to the PWC hand book and practice quizzes. It is highly recommended you read and try some practice quizzes as they are the types of questions you will get on the day. Below you will find these links for your perusal.The course takes approximately one hour to complete, and the exam has 15 multiple choice questions. Get it all done on the one day, and save time and hassle!Please note that the RMS cost of the PWC licence is approximately $180 per year. Not cheap!, Please reconsider booking for PWC licence if you are not planning to be an avid PWC rider.

Boat Licence Course Components

Our Boat Licence Course covers many topics, but three of the units are nationally recognised as core competencies adopted by government marine safety authorities to promote the safe use of waterways and to contribute to awareness of boating safety. These competencies are featured in several courses, including Boating Services Certificates I, II and III, Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training, and Outdoor Recreation. 

The units of competency are:

Unit MEM50008

Carry out trip preparation and planning

Unit MEM50009

Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

Unit MEM50010

Respond to boating emergencies and incidents

Other Components Of The Course Include:

Mooring and docking

Navigation

Overloading

Maritime rules and regulations

Anchoring

Safety equipment operation and regulations

Collision regulations

Basic marine radio

Plus much much more, including practical observations, tips and advice from our expert trainers who have had many years’ handling boats in all situations and all weathers.  A quick look at the NSW Boating Handbook will give you a great idea of the type of information you will learn on the day.

Sydney Boat Licence NSW Theory, Practical and Exam You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this course 

Book In And Get Your Boat Licence Now!

Been thinking about a getting a boat? Our beautiful harbour and waterways in Sydney are absolutely magical, and nothing beats a day on the water. Even if you don’t have a boat, a boat licence is great to have. You can take the helm of a mate’s boat with confidence, hire a boat yourself, or just learn an exciting new skill to add to your list of life experiences. At the Maritime Training School, we make it easy and fun. At the very least, it’s a great day out – and it’s a great price too. Don’t wait! Enrol online, or give us a call on 1800 144 296 and book your place on a NSW Boat Licence course today.

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