Boat Licence Test Training - Sydney

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Boat Licence Practical Course $150
1-3 hour course with 1 year to complete Licence

Boat Licence Theory Course $125
4 hour course with 1 year to complete Licence

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This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to obtain a boat licence from NSW Maritime.

Boat Licence Test Certification

On satisfactory completion of either section of the course the students will receive a Statement of Attainment which must be presented to a N.S.W. Maritime Operations centre within twelve (12) months. This course incorporates the SROYAC001B Comply with Maritime Regulation and Rules from the Outdoor Recreation Training Package; and MEM50008B Carry out trip preparation and planning, MEM50009B Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat, MEM50010B Respond to boating emergencies and incidents from the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

Boat Licence Test Group Training

Boat Licence Practical Course - Regional NSW Training: Our boat can be transported by trailer to any destination, so if you would like our training delivered somewhere convenient to you, please contact us to discuss.

Boat Theory Course: We also deliver Apply First Aid training for groups in our Sydney Training Centre or we can come to you and provide in house training at your location. Group bookings require a minimum of 10 people but if you're just short of that number then please call us as we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

Boat Licence Practical Course Details

This is a 1-3 hour course on a vessel from 8.30am.

Students minimum age is 12 years old on the day of course completion. For 'General Young Adult Licenses' aged 12 - 16 years of age must have proof of I.D. (passport, birth certificate, parents Medicare with dependents names and proof of age, etc.). All students above 16 years of age are required to supply proof of identification. A list of required ID is as follows:

Marine Evidence of Identification Guide Marine Evidence of Identification Guide (171 KB)

The Boat License practical courses in Sydney are conducted at Rose Bay, Botany Bay and Manly in our training powered vessel with a qualified instructor, covering all the main elements of the Boat License practical course for boat handling, manoeuvring and all aspects of boating safety as outlined by N.S.W Maritime.

After our Boat License course safety induction and a demonstration of the practical Boat License skills to be assessed, each student must drive the vessel for a minimum of 15 minutes, therefore the Boat License practical training runs for 1 - 3 hours depending on how many students are on board.

A risk assessment of the conditions is performed before starting any Boat License practical training session. If the conditions on the day are considered to be a risk to the safety of the students (wind, temperature, wave height, etc), the Boat License practical course will be cancelled and students will be informed by the fastest means possible (most likely text message or call). All students will be offered a transfer to another date without any charge.

Students should bring (depending on weather conditions):

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoats
  • Jackets
  • Bottle of water
  • Food for lunch

Please view this video about preparing your vessel before launching at the boat ramp.

If an invoice is required please contact Training Aid Australia’s head office.

Boat Licence Practical Course Training

Maintain the boat and safety equipment Maintain the boat and safety equipment
Mooring, berthing and trailers Mooring, berthing and trailers
Plan trip Plan trip
Manoeuvre and handle a boat Manoeuvre and handle a boat
Navigation Navigation
Anchoring Anchoring
Use safety equipment Use safety equipment
Raise alarms Raise alarms
Deal with on-board emergency Deal with on-board emergency
Assist others in distress Assist others in distress

Boat Licence Theory Course Details (Knowledge Training and Test)

The Boat License theory training MUST be completed before attending the Boat License practical session. To complete the Boat License theory training you have two options with Training Aid Australia.

Option 1 ($12): The Boat License theory component can be completed either online through NSW Maritime ($12) or in a face to face session with Training Aid Australia. This option is only available for group bookings. NSW Maritime online Boat License training issues a certificate at the completion of the training which you MUST print and bring to the Boat License practical training session.

By completing option 1, you must take your NSW Maritime certificate of completion for online theory, with your Training Aid Australia certificate of completion for the Boat License practical training to a Maritime or RTA Approved Office and complete the computer test (fees apply for the computer test). If you pass the computer test, NSW Maritime will issue your recreational boat license.

Option 2 ($125): Theory training delivered by one of our maritime trainers, at a venue convenient to you, or we can supply a room at our Sydney CBD head office. The face to face theory training is for group bookings only (minimum booking of 6 people for a group) and it take approximately 4 hours. With this option, student will sit the theory test at the end of the face to face session. Students should bring a pen and note pad and wear comfortable clothing. If an invoice is required please contact Training Aid Australia’s head office.

By completing option 2, you can take your certificate of satisfactory completion for both theory and practical training to a Maritime or RTA Approved Office to have a Recreational boat license issued by NSW Maritime (no computer test required).

Boat Licence Theory Course Training

Essential boating information Essential boating information
Preparing for a safe boating trip Preparing for a safe boating trip
Safe operations Safe operations
Emergencies - what to do and how to avoid them Emergencies - what to do and how to avoid them
General information General information

Other Training Courses

Training Aid Australia provides other training courses for the Maritime Industry including:

For more information about these courses, please feel free to contact us.

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Practical Training Locations

Rose Bay - Rose Bay Public Wharf, Lyne Park, Rose Bay Sydney
Wharf next to Sydney Fishing Charters.

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Botany Bay - Public Wharf, Foreshore Road, Botany Bay Sydney
Public wharf on the Southern side of Foreshore Road

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Manly - Public Harbour Wharf, Manly Wharf Sydney
Located on the harbour side public wharf, east of the Ferry Terminal.

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Theory Training Location

Suite 401, Level 4, 412 - 414 The Strand Arcade, George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 9011 7911  |  Fax: 9235 1166   |  Contact Us
(Enter the lift at the George Street entrance to go up to the Training Centre)
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Conveniently located, our training centre gives students access to a range of transport options.

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