Online Boat Licence Course

Course cost: $250 (up-front cost)

The online boat licence course includes an online theory component. You will be required to complete all the online modules at home, online to prepare yourself for the written assessments and practical training and assessments. The online materials for the boat licence course take approximately 4 hours to complete. Once this is finished you will receive a certificate of completion.

The online modules will prepare you well for the multiple-choice written assessment. You will be required to reach a 100 % pass mark on the day you come in for the assessment.

After you have finished the written test, you will be able to practice driving our boat 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/Assessment Cost: $100 (per attempt)

To book in for your practical training/assessment day please click on the bookings tab, select your preferred time/day and follow the prompts.

The boat 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 before, we recommend getting some helm time before coming in.

If you have a licensed friend or family member that has a boat, 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 ( to organise an additional training session. This could be a one-on-one training session or a group training session.

You will be required to undertake a practical assessment on the water driving the boat. 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.

*Please note the gift voucher does not include the cost of the written test / practical assessment and training fee.