For your Brisbane to Bribie Island course enquiries please phone
1300 934 440

Australian Boating College Brisbane to Bribie Is offers Boat & Jet Ski licence courses every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at multiple locations.

Book online - Select your preferred method of training (either face to face or online learning) from the tabs below.

Boat licence- $150 ($140 for 2 or more)
Combined Boat & jet ski course- $250.00 ($240 for 2 of more)
Jet ski only- $150.00 (you must hold a boat licence to obtain a jet ski licence)

Do your Boat & Jet Ski licence on the same day and receive a $50 discount.
All students are entitled to a free Volunteer Marine Rescue membership (please ask the instructor on the day). This entitles you to free on the water breakdown & towing assistance.


Licence Training

Licence Training
About the Learning & Assessment Process

Learning the rules requires the same amount of time either way. You can choose to do the learning with us in the classroom, or study online at times that suit you and in the comfort of your own home.

A regulated closed book theory exam must be done in the presence of; and under control of our approved instructor. Additionally you will do the practical on-water training and assessment with us.

When you have completed all training and assessment, a Course Completion Certificate will be given to you so you can take it to Qld Transport to obtain your licence and pay their fee.

The boat licence course timings are regulated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and takes a minimum of 6.5 hours to complete; including assessments, theory and practical. Additional regulated time is required if also doing the PWC licence.


ABC Queensland

This College offers courses at:

  • Carbrook / Logan
  • Cleveland
  • East Brisbane
  • Karana Downs
  • Scarborough / Redcliffe
  • Bribie Island
  • Manly

Our Brisbane division is owned and operated by business partners Russell Shipman (right) and John Gangemi (left).
Russell is the Business Manager and is ABC's longest serving partner, starting with the College in 1998.

John is the Training and Vessel Manager and has a team of 6 instructors servicing our 5 Brisbane training sites.

Russell, John and the team have a combination of extensive industry experience totaling hundreds of years. They've trained thousands of students and you can be confident you'll get into boating in a fun environment coupled with professional training.

Courses are held most days at many locations around Brisbane, Cleveland, Karana Downs, Scarborough and Bribie Island.

We also offer on the same day PWC (Jet Ski) courses at all of our sites.

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Attention All ABC Staff,

Wow, what a great course I participated in on Saturday 22/05/10. The boys, John and Steve were fantastic and so enthusiastic. This made me feel even more comfortable and happier to participate in class. I must mention, instructor of the day, Steve (not sure on surname lives Logan area) was professional and noticeably, very happy to teach about the Boating Industry. His enthusiasm and clear concise knowledge of this subject was excellent. Many thanks to John for instructing me on the PWC and as a first time user, he was clear with instructions on the water and fun to be with. What a great asset, John and Steve are too your business. I will definitely recommend the course to all interested parties. Happy new comer to the Boating industry.

Kindest Regards,

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