Boat Licence CourseThe fresh sea breeze, the cool spray, the need for skis or the thrill of a catch... whatever calls you out onto the water, this course will get you there.
Online Video Theory Course
Short weekend prac in Redcliffe
Small, supportive classes
- Cost: $150
- Practical: 3.5 hrs
- Online: 4 hrs
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Quite simply, this is the course you need to acquire your Queensland Recreational Marine Driver’s Licence (Boat Licence) to master a power boat with a motor of 4 HP or greater.
The boat licence course incorporates online video theory learning and an online practice quiz, followed by practical training and assessment on the boat and a final multiple choice theory assessment (50 questions)… but there’s no need to panic! We are very patient and with only a small, supportive audience, you will master each basic element in as many attempts as you need.
Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll learn in the power boat licence course:
- Planning your trip
- Understanding marine safety, legal obligations and seaworthiness
- Main parts of a small recreational boat
- Boat maintenance
- Safety equipment and pre launch checks
- GPS systems and determining position
- Applying COLREGS system of navigation to prevent collision at sea
- Weather and tides
- Responding to marine emergencies and incidents
In addition, the practical component on our vessel includes explanation, demonstration and assessment of the following activities:
- Understanding stability and trim
- Slow speed manoeuvres
- Manoeuvres at speed
- Berthing and unberthing
- Launching and retrieving
When/How do I get my boat licence?
On successful completion of the boat licence course, you’ll receive a Statement of Competency (SoC). It’s like an offical piece of paper verifying that you have passed all the necessary theory and practical assessments, but IT’S NOT A BOAT LICENCE!
To acquire your Recreational Marine Driver Licence, you must present your SoC at a Transport and Motoring Service Centre (better known as Qld Transport Department Office) within 6 months of issue at which time you will pay further govt. charges equal to approx. $112 per licence as at 01 July 2019 (approx. $220 for combined boat and jet ski licence).
Again, your statement of competency (SoC) is not a boat licence or even a temporary licence. If you get pulled over by the Water Police with no licensed person on board and you pull out your SoC, no excuse will be good enough. You will receive a fine.