NSW and ACT Boat Licence Course

Maritime Training School offer the boat license course in Sydney and Canberra as a one day course. Our qualified trainers will ensure you have a fun day out on the water. The boat licence course is designed for both the experienced and the newcomer, even young adults are catered for! Enrol online or over the phone today!

Canberra Boat Licence Course

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Sydney Boat Licence Course

boat licence nsw A boat licence course from Maritime Training School will teach you everything you need to know to have fun and work on the water safely. In NSW, when operating a powered vessel capable of travelling at speeds over 10 knots, you are required to hold a NSW boat licence and since June 2009 you must have practical training prior to undertaking the NSW Boat Licence test.

With Maritime Training School, you’ll have a fantastic day out on the water! The theory component of the boat licence course in Sydney will take place aboard our 60ft cruiser MV Silver Spirit or in one of our waterfront classrooms. For the practical components, you will board our 6.5m Brig Rib and put your classroom training into practice, whilst getting a great view of the harbour. We will then return to the classroom for the NSW General Boat License test.

 
Commonly asked questions

How long does the boat licence course run in Sydney? A. All Sydney courses commence at 9am and finish around 3.30pm. Do I get my boat licence on the day? A. At the end of the course you get your training certificate and completed application form. The form can be taken into a Roads and Maritime Office (formally known as NSW Maritime and RTA) or you can post it in to Roads and Maritime Services NSW. 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, you can complete the PWC course. How many questions are in the exam? For the general boat licence course in Sydney there are 40 multiple choice questions. For the PWC there are 15 multiple choice questions. What if I fail the exam? If you fail the first time, our seasoned trainers will explain any answers you got wrong and you can resit the exam. If you fail twice in the same night, you can resit the test again when the next course is run for no extra charge. Got more questions? Try our Frequently Asked Questions Page

The General Boat Licence NSW

In NSW, when operating a powered vessel capable of travelling at speeds of 10 knots, you are required to hold a NSW boat license and since June 2009 you must have practical training prior to undertaking the NSW Boat Licence test. The NSW General Boat Licence course is a competency based programme delivered from the following units of competency:

  • MEM50008B – Carry out trip preparation and planning
  • MEM5009B – Respond to boating emergencies and incidents
  • MEM50010B – Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

The main components of this course include:

  • Compliance with maritime rules and regulations
  • Trip preparation and planning
  • Response to boating emergencies and incidents
  • Safety equipment operation and regulations
  • Overloading
  • Anchoring
  • Mooring and docking
  • Navigation
  • Collision regulations
  • Basic marine radio and much, much more

Want to test your skills? Try the Boat Test Practice Quiz Looking for some information before the course? GBL Student Information Guide 13-14 Don’t forget to bring your identification on the day! Check here to make sure you have the right stuff! POI

Sydney Boat License NSW Theory, Practical and Exam $245 per student* – You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this course. Enrol now by clicking here! Additional Course Information:

  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water for the practical component on the water.
  • Rain, hail or shine – we haven’t missed one yet!