Our boat licence training class size is based on a minimum class size of 12. If minimum is not reached, a transfer or refund will be offered.
Why Enrol in a Boat Licence Course
Boating is a pleasant pastime. Be it with your family and friends, or alone, it is one leisure activity everyone loves. The opportunities are endless too – you can go on a leisure cruise, an adventure ride, a romantic rendezvous, or even participate in a race!
But before you take out your vessel on the open waters, you need to give a boat licence course a thought. Why? Well, a host of reasons make it necessary to complete the course before you drive a boat.
Let’s take a look at the reasons that make enrolling in a boat licence course necessary.
Do you prefer a life out on the open waters? Do you dream of a career as a in the boating sector? Do you wish to be in command of a vessel? If yes, you may be ideal for the position of a coxswain. But before you do so, you need to know where to start.
The word ‘coxswain’ is a derivative from the late Middle English (early 14th century) period. It combines two words – ‘cock’ (coque – old French) that means ship’s boat and ‘swain (sveinn – Old Norse) that means boy to create the complete word – coxswain, i.e., officer in charge of a ship’s boat and its crew.
Live in Canberra or surrounding areas? Maritime Training School delivers the NSW Boat Licence Course at the Dickson Tradies each month. We have several options to choose from:
- Theory and exam only – $175
- Theory, exam and practical – $285
- Add the Jetski/PWC course – $85
You need a licence to drive your boat at more than 10 knots. You need a PWC licence, along with the general licence, if you want to drive a powered watercraft. And we can help you complete the right course, pass the test, and get them both.
Why choose us? Let’s take a look at the reasons that make us a good choice.
Why do you need to have a boat licence? If you are 16 years of age, and plan to drive a powered recreational watercraft at a speed of more than 10 knots in the NSW waters, you need to get your general boating licence.