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In Canberra, you are not allowed to use power boats on the lakes. However, a lot of Canberra’s residents use NSW waterways for holidays and entertainment. This means that if you live in Canberra, you are entitled to a NSW General Boat Licence. Maritime Training School provides training for all Canberra and NSW residents via two Canberra Boat Licence course options:
Does option 1 sound too much? Don’t know anyone with a boat who can complete the logbook with you? Then our second Canberra boat licence course option is for you. Students will attend the theory course at the Dickson Tradies on a Thursday or Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm. Students can then attend a one hour practical session on the following Saturday to complete the practical component. Hourly sessions are run from Lake Ginninderra from 11am to 3pm.
Looking to get your jet ski licence as well? MTS hosts this course straight after the boat licence theory course at the Dickson Tradies. This is a popular add-on to the boat licence. Students will learn about safety operations of a PWC/Jet Ski before completing a short 15 question multiple choice exam.
How long does the boat licence course run?
The courses commence at 5pm and are generally completed by 9pm. The PWC course will run directly after and should be completed by 10pm.
Do you provide meals?
Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own.
Do I get my boat licence on the day?
At the end of the course whether you are completing option 1 or 2, you get a training certificate and completed application form. Once all the components have been completed, you take your application to Roads and Maritime Services NSW at Queanbeyan and they will process your licence over the counter. A paper licence will be issued in the interim whilst a plastic licence will be posted to you.
Can I do the PWC course on the same day?
Yes you can! The PWC course is theory only and no practical is required. Once you’ve completed and passed the general boat licence theory and exam, you can complete the PWC course.
How many questions are in the exam?
For the general boat licence course , there are 50 multiple choice questions. For the PWC there are 15 multiple choice questions.
What if I fail the boat licence exam?
If you fail the first time, our experienced trainers will explain any answers you got wrong and you can re-sit the exam. If you fail twice in the same night, you can re-sit the test again when the next course is run for no extra charge.
Call Us Today to Learn More About Our Canberra Boat Licence Course.