Face to Face

Combined Boat & Jet Ski Licence Course

Course cost: $400 

The face to face combined boat and jet-ski licence includes a face to face theory component in our classroom, a multiple choice written assessment and a practical training and assessment day.

You will be required to complete the face to face theory component and the written multiple choice test before coming in for the practical training and assessment day.

The theory components for the face to face boat and jet-ski licence course take approximately 6-7 hours to complete. Once finished you will receive a certificate of completion.

After you have finished the written test, you will be able to practice driving our boat and jet-ski with one of our trainers before the practical assessment process starts. The training time on the water will vary from person to person depending on the licence candidates competence.

Practical Training and Assessment Day

To book in for your practical training/assessment day please click on Step 2 on the boat and jet-ski courses tab, select your preferred time/day and follow the prompts.

The boat and jet-ski licence course is not a one size fits all course. Depending on previous experience, some licence candidates will 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 confident, we recommend getting some helm time before coming in.

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 car a driving test.

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:


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.

We will send you the checklist of all tasks you are required to demonstrate competence in.

If you can demonstrate competence in all required tasks you will be issued with a statement of competency to obtain your licence from Transport and Main Roads.

If you are unsuccessful in a particular task/activity you will have to come back on another day to re-sit that component of the course.