Practical Training & Assessment Day 

Combined Boat & Jetski Licence 

Click here to book in for the practical training and assessment day. You must have already completed the theory component online or face to face to attend this session.

$125 MORE INFO & BOOK

Practical Training & Assessment Day 

RMDL (Boat) Licence 

Click here to book in for the practical training and assessment day. You must have already completed the theory component online or face to face to attend this session.

$100 MORE INFO & BOOK

Practical Training & Assessment Day 

Jetski (PWC) Licence 

Click here to book in for the practical training and assessment day. You must have already completed the theory component online or face to face to attend this session.

$100

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Please note: You MUST have already completed the theory component of the course with Gold Coast Marine Training to come in and do the practical training and assessment day with us. If you turn up with a certficate of completion from another company you will be turned away unfortunately and no refund will be offered for the practical costs as valuable spot would have been taken.

The boat and jet-ski licence course is not a one size fits all course. Depending on previous experience, some licence candidates may require more time than others on the water training to become a competent skipper.

If you haven’t driven a boat and/or jet-ski before and are not feeling very confident, we recommend getting some helm time before the practical training and assessment day.

If you have a licensed friend or family member that has a boat and/or jet-ski, ask if they can give you some practice before coming in…similar to how they would coach you in preparation for a car driving test. We will email you the practical assessment checklist when you make a booking so you can prepare yourself.

These are some of the items you will be practically assessed on:

- Man overboard drill;

- Safely approach a floating object;

- Port and starboard turn on/off the plane;

- Berthing

- Figure of 8 on/off the plane;

- Berthing and unberthing the boat/jet-ski;

- Operate at 6 knots and estimate speed;

- Judge distances (30 m and 60 m);

- Collision regulations;

- General navigation; and

- Knowledge of buoyage markers.

Watch this video which shows you exactly what you are required to do during the boat practical:

https://youtu.be/zBSliXLz-8Y 

Otherwise get in contact with us (info@goldcoastmarinetraining.com.au) to organise an additional training session. This could be a one-on-one training session or a group training session.

Please note:

  • We cannot guarantee that you will be a competent skipper in just one day on the water. Competence on the water varies greatly from person to person. Please give us a call anytime if you have questions and would like some advice on what you should do.
  • If you are non-competent on the written assessment and are unable to achieve 100% by the second attempt in one day you will not be able to proceed with the practical training and assessment component. You will have to come on another day to re-sit the multiple choice written test again. A re-sit fee applies.
  • If you are non-competent in one or more of the practical competency tasks you will not be issued with a statement of competency on the day. You will have to return on another day and prove competence on those tasks to be issued with a statement of competency. A re-assessment fee applies. 
  • We comply with the Boatsafe Scheme and Business Rules. Our course outlines have been verified by Maritime Safety Queensland in house after the 1 October 2020.

Download the Boat Safe Workbook

Please make sure you download this boat safe workbook if you are coming in and completing your jet ski (PWC) licence course only.  As a boat (RMDL) licence holder it is assumed you remember all the rules from when you completed your boat licence course therefore and you will be tested on the collsion regulations, buoyage system and safety requirements.  Make sure you know them before coming in! The collision regulations and buoyage system found in section 4 are very important, so read those sections before anything else.

 

 BOAT SAFE WORKBOOK