For your Gold Coast boat or PWC (Jet Ski) licence please phone Russell on
07 5594 5653

Australian Boating College Gold Coast offers Boat & Jet Ski licence courses every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Southport, and every Saturday at Jacobs Well.

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 receive a Free Volunteer Marine Rescue membership covering from Southport to Bribie Island, valued at $66. 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.


Enjoy the comfort of our waterfront licence training room at the Southport Yacht Club, and also at Horizon Shores Marina-Jacobs Well.

1 day boat and PWC licence courses are available every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Southport, and every Saturday at Jacobs Well.

Extra boat licence and tailored courses are also available at both locations on demand.

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Australian Boating College Gold Coast Russell Shipman


Hi Russell,

I had a blast today and I would like to thank you for making me so welcome, and Rick for making the day such fun.

I'm going to recommend your boat licence course to anyone who will listen.

Thank you again,


I completed your rec boating course yesterday the 5th Jan 2011. I would just like to say !WELL DONE! your course material and the instructors were so easy to understand and the the way it was put across was a definite positive outcome so thanks for making things easy for the common person to understand.


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