All students ABC Boating Tweed Heads receive a FREE VMR membership, valued at $55
Boat Licence - Theory & Practical
Course Includes:

  • Navigation, tides, buoyage and vessel lights
  • Marine radio
  • Man over board drill
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety equipment regulations
  • Safety equipment operation
  • Practical on water assessment
  • Weather
  • Powers of authorised officers
  • Masters duty of care
  • Licence and vessel registration regulations
  • Water-ski regulations
  • Anchoring, mooring & docking
  • Launching & retrieving
  • Passage planning plus a heap of other topics.
Practical courses are run over one day starting from 8am till 5pm (depending upon venue) and include 3 theory sections as well as the practical on water section.

PWC Licence Courses
To obtain a NSW PWC (Personal Water Craft) Licence, you must either already hold or have qualified for a NSW General Boat Licence. You can qualify for both in one day with us.

PWC licence courses also include (or add) the special rules & regulations to be followed whilst riding your PWC, responsible PWC use and some of the basics of operating a PWC.

Radio Licence Course

Study online for your VHF radio licence at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home, and then book in to sit the examination with us.

Click here to visit the free online radio study course.

Once you're confident with your knowledge, we can arrange the examination to coincide with any of our scheduled boat licence courses.

Private Boat & / or PWC Licence Courses

A private course can be arranged either at one of our own training venues or at your home, office or club. The below amounts are for boat licence only. This would include both the theory and practical training.

Custom Lessons

Our one day boat licence course is a basic training course; you may feel once you've done the course that you would like some extra practical experience. Maybe our training vessel is very different to your boat or you have done the course but other members of your family will benefit from some extra training. You may have obtained your licence without doing any practical training. Perhaps you would like to learn on our boat without scratching your own! Private tuition on your own, or our vessel, is the next logical step - call us for lessons designed totally to your requirements.

First Aid Courses
  • Apply First Aid
  • CPR
  • Low Voltage Rescue

For further information visit our first aid site

ABC First Aid Course
"All boaties should have a knowledge of first aid"

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