Driving a powerboat is enjoyable and fun- The time you spend on the water will increase your knowledge and make your day safer on the water.
In NSW a Boat Licence Course is now required for people over 12 years of age and over, to complete training, prior to operating a powered vessel at speeds of six knots or more (that's an outboard, about 4-6hp)
Sea School provides a comprehensive face to face, step by step, presentation for all their boat licence and PWC licence courses. It is not a requirement to study before the course. Should you want to pre read or study beforehand, you can drop by our centre and pick up a copy of the Roads and Maritime Services Handbook or download a copy here- Boating handbook. This Learner's guide includes a list of study questions known as the 'Boating Knowledge Quiz'.
To learn about PWC / jet ski operations, download the Roads and Maritime Services Personal Watercraft Handbook.
You will need to provide Proof of Identity when you register for a course.
What will you learn?
- Essential boating information
- Licence and registration
- Know the rules and regulations
- Safety equipment
- Sound signals and navigation lights
- Plan your voyage and get back safely
- Give way and distance off
- Navigation marks and signs
- Speed zones and night safety
- Person overboard and hypothermia
- Manoeuvre and handle a boat
- Wind, current, waves and boat wash
- Anchoring and safe operations
- What to do in an emergency
- Raise alarms and distress signals
- Situation awareness and vessel traffic
- Water ski and jet ski rules
- Smart tips for safer boating
We are also professional and patient.
The course, test and practical training are competencies derived from activity specialisation seen within the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package:
- MEM50008B – Carry out trip preparation and planning
- MEM50009B – Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
- MEM50010B – Respond to boating emergencies and incidents
This course involves all theory, examinations and practical training to fulfill all NSW powerboat Licence requirements. You will receive a Course Completion Report to take along to NSW Services to pay for your licence.
Licence Theory Session- Thursday, 5pm till 10pm
Practical Session- 3pm to 6pm on following Saturday or Sunday
Sea School International is committed to providing an effective, efficient, timely, fair and confidential complaints and appeals handling procedure for all students. Please view our Complaint Management Procedure for further information on how to lodge your complaint.
You must be able to communicate orally in English. If you have difficulties in this regard we recommend that you contact NSW Maritime or visit your local NSW Maritime office who will arrange an appointment with an interpreter.
We are also able to conduct the tests orally for applicants with special needs.