Book a Boat & PWC Licence Course in Townsville & North Queensland
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.
Australian Boating College North Qld or locally known as ABCNQ was established in 2003, proud to be North Queensland first Boatsafe approved provider and managed by Jason Robinson who offer all your Boat or Jetski licensing, charters and much more, we have 25+ years industry experience and are here to help.
The business was created in 2003 and since that time we have helped out thousands of customers, and accommodated many different people and their individual needs and even disabilities, even successfully qualifying paraplegics to obtain licences, If your keen we can facilitate options, time proven success and understandings has Taught us the reason we operate successful business is “QUALITY IS LONG REMEMBERED AFTER PRICE IS FORGOTTEN” and whilst we know price is important we know the products we sell are of the highest quality as is our customer service. Hence we are a 5 star rated company with fantastic reviews and a proven track record, long term partner of many schools and government departments, I am also a proud returned Army veteran and proud to share my expertise.
Trained by Department of defence own RTO and I have delivered training for the Australian army as a Marine Specialist and ongoing as Civilian Master class 5 and engineering MED 2.
Let us make things as “EASY AS” ABC.
This is our Main vessel a 6 metre Polycraft “EASY AS” as this vessel makes it EASY AS ABC, it’s one of our vessels normally used in the Townsville Region, you’ll enjoy having a drive on the day, powered by a new 175hp Mercury, she is a purpose built Training vessel, one of the highest standard of vessels in North Qld, very responsive steering & turns on a dime. This helps to make your required tasks at assessment easier especially the docking and figure 8 manoeuvres. We also run “EZY UP” our inflatable SIB (soft inflatable boat) powered by Mercury 25 hp, a fun zippy little boat utilised in our remote regions we travel to.
This is our Seadoo PWC, called “Too Ezy” as she makes it just “TOO EZY” on the day it’s a great modern ski with IBR (intelligent brake and reverse) you will enjoy the ride on the day. We give you a head start with Seadoo’s braking, reversing, cruise control and so much more suitable for the novice or experienced rider. It’s super stable 3 seater, this helps to make your required tasks at assessment easier especially docking, figure 8 and other manoeuvres.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
No, unless it’s flooding or it is a lightning storm.
No, all payments are done upfront.
Refund Policy for Fees Paid on the Day
Refunds aren’t available once the course has commenced though the course can be completed at a later stage in the future if required.
Refund Policy for Fees Paid in Advance
In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available, however, given at least 24 hours notice your booking and payment is transferable to another date if required and approved by the Director Jason. 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.