Australian Boating College Brisbane

Get your Queensland Boat Licence or PWC Licence!

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Book a Boat & PWC Licence Course in Brisbane QLD

Karana Downs • Cleveland • Scarborough • Bald Hills • Bribie Island

Boat Licence
Course

$300

PER STUDENT

FEE INCLUDES

  • Theory Course
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Training Session in Boat
  • Practical Assessment
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Boat + Jet Ski Licence
Course

$500

PER STUDENT

FEE INCLUDES

  • Theory Course
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Training Session in Boat & PWC
  • Practical Assessment
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Jet Ski Licence
Course

$275

PER STUDENT

FEE INCLUDES

  • Theory Course
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Training Session on PWC
  • Practical Assessment
YOU MUST HOLD A CURRENT BOAT LICENCE FOR THIS COURSE
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Face to Face (Classroom) Theory courses are available. Call for more information.

Call 0491 747 988

It's as easy as ABC

Accredited BoatSafe RTO
Best and easiest vessels to drive on the day
Course numbers are limited to maximize your training experience

Whilst fun, being a skipper also comes with a lot of responsibility. There are many skills and a lot of knowledge required to safely operate a Boat or jet Ski, it’s not brain surgery though, so you don’t have to stress on it. Everyone knows a car licence needs multiple lessons as there’s many skills and knowledge required to drive a car. Same goes for skippering a boat, and just like going for a car licence you will probably need more than one practical lesson so you can pass the formal practical assessment.

These processes in accordance with the Boatsafe Licence Scheme are designed to make you a safe and competent skipper. Let ABC get you on the water with the right training and using the type of vessels you are more likely to drive.

This is our 5.7-metre Quintrex tinny. It’s what you’ll drive on the day. Nice light steering & turns on a dime. This helps to make your required tasks at assessment easier especially the docking and figure 8 manoeuvres.

Boat Practical Assessment RequirementsBoat Practical Demonstration

This is our Seadoo Jet Ski, it’s what you’ll ride on the day. We give you a head start with Seadoo’s braking, reversing and learner mode features suitable for the novice or experienced rider. It’s super stable, this helps to make your required tasks at assessment easier especially docking, figure 8 and other manoeuvres.

Jet Ski Practical Assessment RequirementsJet Ski Practical Demonstration

Boat Practical Assessment Demo

Take a look at a the Maritime Saftey Qld Video that demonstrates the PWC Practical Assessment tasks

PWC Practical Assessment Demo

Take a look at a the Maritime Saftey Qld Video that demonstrates the Boat Practical Assessment tasks

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get your boat or jet ski licence

There are 4 steps you need to complete to obtain your licence.

STEP 1 Firstly, online theory training to complete the BoatSafe accredited course in preparation for the formal theory assessment & must be completed prior to practical boat or pwc training.

STEP 2 Next, put that theory into practice by undergoing practical boat or PWC training on the water to become competent to complete your practical assessment.

STEP 3 Once you have mastered both the theory and practical training sections. Complete Theory & Practical assessment. These are done to the Boatsafe standards.

STEP 4 You’ve done it…. Now take your Statement of Competency to Queensland Transport within 6 months to obtain your Marine Licence.

> View the Licence fees for RMDL (Boat) and PWCL (Jet Ski) charged at Qld Transport

  • To obtain a PWC (Jet Ski) Licence you will need to first hold a RMDL (boat) licence or equivalent. The combined Boat & PWC Licence Course is available at the same time under the same 4 step process.
  • The minimum age to obtain a boat or PWC licence is 16. You can attend a course at 15½yo as the statement of competency is valid for 6 months.

Why should I choose a Registered Training Organisation?

Australian Boating College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (# 3399), registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and approved by the state registration authorities to deliver Nationally Recognised boat and PWC licence training.

The courses run by Australian Boating College throughout Australia, are fully accredited and run in accordance with National Training standards.

What is the minimun age to get your boat licence?

The minimum age to obtain a boat or PWC licence is 16. You can attend a course at 15½ years old as the statement of competency is valid for 6 months.

Do I need to own a boat to complete the boat licence course?

No, whichever course you are doing on the day, we provide the Boat or Jet Ski. We use the most up to date modern and easy to drive vessels, the type you are more likely to use yourself for boating and jet skiing.

Do I need a boat licence to complete the jet ski licence course?

Yes, you must hold a current recreational boat licence for this course, if you do not, you would then need to bool the Boat & PWC Course combined.

Will the course go ahead if the weather is bad?

If it’s only raining, we won’t cancel. If the weather conditions are not suitable to run the course, we will reschedule for another day to suit as best we can.

What happens if I fail?

If you happen to be unsuccessful at any of the practical assessments additional training is available, see ‘Course Info.’

Reassessment practical session fees will vary depending on the final outcome of the tasks achieved at assessment, see ‘Course Info’

What if I have trouble with literacy or language difficulties?

Please discuss any language, literacy or numeracy issues with the instructor prior to attending. This will enable the instructor to organise appropriate support facilities. For example we can arrange to conduct assessments orally rather than in the written form, or extra tuition, as appropriate.

Can I pay on the day?

Payment needs to be made prior to the practical day to ensure accurate numbers are known. This allows us to provide adequate instructors.

What happens if I don't show up on the day?

We require a minimum 48 hours notice for rescheduling, a 50% re-booking charge of the course fees is required if the specified time is not given. In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available.

What is your refund policy?

In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available, however given at least 48 hours’ notice your booking and payment is transferable to another date or person (max 3 transfers). A 50% re booking fee is required if the specified notice is not given. In the event that a course is cancelled by us for any reason, you have the option of transferring to another course, or a full refund. If you do the theory training online, you must do the theory and practical assessments within 3 months, after which the time allowed by Maritime Safety Queensland expires, and you would need to pay another full fee for the theory training course.

Ready to book your Boat or Jet Ski Licence course with ABC Brisbane?

Call 0491 747 988