Combined Boat and Jet Ski Licence CourseChoose which baoting experience you want by doing the boat and jet ski licence course at the same time
Online Video Theory Course
Short weekend prac in Redcliffe
Small, supportive classes
- Cost: $250
- Practical: 3.5 hr
- Online: 5.5 hr
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PWC Course Overview
The personal watercraft (PWC) or jet ski licence course covers the essential knowledge and practical skills to acquire your Qld PWC licence, but just as importantly, to ensure you can operate a jet ski safely and enjoy your marine machine for many years to come!
Because a jet ski is a power boat (albeit a fast and very cool boat), to get your PWC licence you must either:
- already hold a Recreational Marine Driver Licence (Power Boat Licence), OR
- complete the combined boat and jet ski licence course ($250 – Save $50)
The Combined Boat and PWC licence course will cover the following topics for both the Boat and PWC:
- Planning your trip
- Understanding marine safety, legal obligations and seaworthiness
- Main parts of a small recreational boat and PWC
- Boat maintenance
- Safety equipment and pre-launch checks
- Starting and launching your PWC
- Operating and manoeuvring your PWC
- 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:
- Slow speed manoeuvres
- Manoeuvres at speed
- Berthing and unberthing
- Launching and retrieving
The Combined Boat and Jet Ski/PWC licence course incorporates online video theoretical learning and online practice quiz, followed by an in-person practical training and assessment on the vessel and final multiple choice theory assessment… 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.
When/How do I get my Boat and PWC licence?
On successful completion of this course, you’ll receive two Statements of Competency (SoC), one for the boat and one for personal watercraft. It’s like an offical piece of paper that says you passed all the necessary theory and practical assessments, but IT’S NOT A BOAT OR PWC/JET SKI LICENCE.
To acquire your Boat AND PWC licence, you must present your SoC’S 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 (approximately $220 for both boat and jet ski).
Again, your PWC and Boat statement of competency (SoC) is not a PWC or boat licence or even a temporary licence. If you get pulled over by the Water Police on your jet ski or boat with no licensed person on board and you pull out your SoC, no excuse will be good enough. You will receive a fine.