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Book a Recreational Skipper's Ticket Course in Perth Northern suburbs

ABC Boating Perth Northern suburbs offers courses at Mindarie, Hillarys, Maylands/Bayswater, Broome, Port Hedland, Onslow, Dongara and Geraldton!


For all Perth Southern suburbs, Mandurah, and South West of WA courses please visit the Perth Southern suburbs, Mandurah/South West WA Centre.

WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket

Comprehensive Training and Assessment Course

FEE INCLUDES (Per Licence)

  • Online Training Course
  • Face-to-face theory training on the day to clarify any issues from the online training course you might have.
  • Multiple-choice Questionnaire (Free resits if required at no additional cost).
  • Full practical training designed specifically for people with zero experience so you can pass the practical test confidently.
  • Practical Test (Free resits if required at no additional cost).

CAUTION: Beware of cheap courses from other Boat Schools that do not mention boat hire fees (with all our courses the boat use comes for free), resit costs if you fail theory or practical and Department of Transport fees or promise any boat ramp/any time and then won’t deliver. If unsure please call them and ask what is included in the course for the price.




2 Students $290 ea

2 Students $280 ea




2 Students $300 ea

3 Students $290 ea

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*A $10 surcharge applies for weekends & public holiday courses

Note: There is a $33.55 Department of Transport fee for every Recreational Skipper’s Ticket in Western Australia that we must collect off you for the Department of Transport. This is payable at the end of the course once you have passed.

Marine Radio Licence (VHF, MF & HF)

SROCP: Short-Range Marine Radio

Short-Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency For VHF radios

The fee includes:

  • The Online SROCP Radio Course
  • The exam & practical assessment
  • Processing
  • Issue of the certificate





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Perth/Mindarie to Rockingham Recreational Skippers Ticket Provider

Australian Boating College Perth Northern Suburbs is owned and operated by Grant Belton.

Grant is Vessel/Operations Manager and looks after the North of the river.

Grant - Perth ABC Boating

Grant Belton

About ABC Perth Northern Suburbs

With Australian Boating College Perth Northern Suburbs, obtaining a Skipper’s Ticket to operate your boat or PWC  is made simple, with dedicated instructors who bring practical and theory together on the day of training.

  • Australian Boating College (ABC) is the largest provider of Australian PWC (Jet Ski) and recreational boat training;
  • We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3399) and we conform to National VET Training Standards;
  • Every student receives high quality training and assessment processes;
  • You have access right now to free online training quizzes which will help you prepare for the MCQ exam;
  • You will experience safe, modern, comfortable vessels for practical training, which are similar vessels to what you will most likely be owning yourself;
  • We conduct boat and PWC licence training courses Australia wide;
  • We deliver extremely good value for money with prices that are competitive;
  • We began training students for Boat Licences and PWC Licences in 1994;
  • We operate our training courses under documented safety systems;
  • Our instructors are hand-picked for their friendly manner, experience and ability to teach; which in turn delivers more students passing the exam.

About the Recreational Skipper's Ticket Training & Assessment Process

You will need to pass a closed book multiple choice test in the presence of our approved ABC instructor. You need to get 34/40 or better to pass. If you get between 30 and 33 out of 40 you fail but can resit another test immediately although charges will apply if on the Assessment Only Course (there are 5 different tests). If you get lower than 30 or fail the second test you must come back another day, you cannot move onto the practical until you have passed the theory.

It is essential you know the online theory training well and have spent hours going over it otherwise it is too difficult to pass. Common sense will not get you through but if you do the online work you will pass the theory but there are no shortcuts. Please bear this in mind when choosing your course.

Once you pass the theory the fun part starts where we put it all together on the boat. There are 11 practical tasks which are all available online on our Australian Boating College YouTube channel so you know what to expect. The practical is very straightforward, we demonstrate the tasks you practice the tasks and when you are ready we go into test mode and you do a little circuit which usually only takes 10 minutes and you are done. We provide full training in either course for the practical, driving a boat is not overly difficult but remembering all the steps you need to do is the hard part. It’s like doing a driving lesson just before you do your test.

Once passed the practical you need to pay the $33.55 Department of Transport fee and then we issue you with an interim RST which allows you to skipper your recreational vessel immediately. We lodge your paperwork and the $33.55 fee with the Department of Transport and then about 6 weeks later you get your plastic Recreational Skippers Ticket in the mail that never expires.

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