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Book a Boat & PWC Licence Course in Cairns QLD

Far North Queensland • Innisfail • Cooktown • Edmonton • Yungaburra (Tablelands) • Port Douglas • Kurumba

Boat Licence
Course

$300

PER STUDENT

Innisfail Special
2+ Students $250ea

FEE INCLUDES (Per Licence)

  • Online Theory Course
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Session
  • Practical Assessment
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Jet Ski Licence
Course

$300

PER STUDENT

Innisfail Special
2+ Students $250ea

FEE INCLUDES (Per Licence)

  • Online Theory Course
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Session
  • Practical Assessment
YOU MUST HOLD A CURRENT BOAT LICENCE FOR THIS COURSE
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Boat + Jet Ski Licence
Course

$600

PER STUDENT

Innisfail Special
2+ Students $550ea

FEE INCLUDES

  • Online Theory Course
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Session
  • Practical Assessment
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Do you want to book a Jet Ski Licence Course?

You must hold a valid Recreational Marine Driver Licence (Power Boat Licence) otherwise you need to complete the combined Boat & Jet Ski Licence Course.

Brenton is a Far North Queensland local having been born and raised in Innisfail and spending most of his life on or around water. From a young age, he drove small boats on family fishing trips and his passion for the water and water-based activities grew very quickly. By the time he was 15, he had saved up for his first boat which he loved taking on fishing trips all over the Cassowary Coast. He realised very early that he had an opportunity to make one of his biggest loves into a career and began his nautical qualification studies. He spent 5 years working with Sea Swift in Cairns starting as a deckhand but quickly impressing management with his enthusiasm and ability and working his way up the ranks until, at the age of 21, he became one of the youngest ever to achieve his Master 4 qualification.

Brenton has built his level of experience to an extraordinary level for his young age. Being an expert in the operation of all vessels from small tinnies to tugs, barges and cargo-carrying ships he developed a strong desire to share his wealth of experience and expertise and take on a role as an educator too. He was successful in achieving a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as the first step toward his goal of being able to share his vast knowledge and experience and teach people how to operate boats safely and offer licencing courses. In addition to his Master 4 and training qualifications, Brenton has also achieved qualifications in marine engineering, first aid, boat licencing and PWC licencing and he currently owns and operates a tourism cruise boat business taking locals and international guests on scenic tours around local waterways.

Brenton is keen to hear from anyone who would like training and assessing for a recreational boat licence or personal watercraft licence. He has recently purchased a state-of-the-art 4200 SmartWave boat to allow anyone wishing to undertake the training to do so in safety and comfort. The boat is in full survey and is the ideal boat to learn in and become confident with. So if you live anywhere between Cardwell and Cairns or inland to the Atherton Tablelands and would like to learn how to safely operate a boat or obtain a boat or jetski licence, Brenton would love to hear from you. Give him a call on 0448 814 655 and you’ll be on the water in no time.

This is our 4.2 metre Smart wave Centre console, 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

Australian Boating College is a Maritime Safety Queensland’s BoatSafe approved training organization.

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.

  • 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.

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 you run course other than Innisfail, Tinaroo or Cairns?

Yes, we run courses from Cardwell to Cooktown and out to Kurumba. Please call or email us to find out more about the courses.

Do you still run courses in the rain?

Yes, courses will continue unless it’s flooding or a lighting storm.

What happens if I fail?

If you happen to be unsuccessful at any of the practical assessment’s 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’

Do you run private courses?

Yes contact us by email or phone to find out more information.

Can I pay on the day?

No, all payments are done upfront.

Do you offer a refund?

No, only if we cancel but we do offer credit to use on a different date if you cancel at least 24 hours before course.

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.

How long does a course run for?

Depends on students’ numbers and which course you are doing but normally our course starts at 8am and finish at 2pm but may be longer with larger groups.

Do you offer group discounts?

Group discounts are only available in Innisfail.

Do we run course during the week?

Weekday courses are only available upon request.

Ready to book your Boat or Jet Ski Licence course with ABC Far North Queensland?