ONLINE THEORY $15 (approximately 4 - 4 1/2 hours to complete at home)
PRACTICAL TRAINING, THEORY ASSESSMENT
& PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT $285 (7am - approximately 2.30pm)
OUR PRIORITY IS TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE & RELEVANT TRAINING FOR YOU TO BE LICENSED AND SAFE ON THE WATER.
Our Boat Licence course consists of online theory and practical – all designed for the beginner.
The practical sessions are conducted on training vessels "Whopper Stopper" and "Whopper Stopper Too" (both 6 metre Makocraft powered by 140HP Suzuki 4 Stroke outboard motors).
Wear what you would normally wear boating (in cooler months a hoodie is advisable).
Please note: A Licence cannot be issued to persons under 16 years of age, however you can complete your training with us at 15yrs and 6mths, and submit your "Competency" Certificate/s to Queensland Transport on or after your 16th birthday ("Competency" Certificates expire after 6 months).
Spend a few hours completing the theory component online at home, in your own time, at your own pace (see our link online learning) (this replaces time spent in the classroom). You will need to REGISTER, create a PASSWORD and choose "BOAT ONLY" from the course selections. You will then receive an email confirmation / verification - click on the link in this email and you can then go in and pay for ($15) and start your course.
You will need to watch the videos, read the information and complete the theory questions. You will need to get a "tick" in each box of each section, before you will be able to proceed to the next section. If you have any answers that are incorrect (you MUST have 100% in order to obtain your "Completion Certificate"), you may simply re-watch the video / read the information and make another attempt to answer the question correctly.
Our ONLINE LEARNING course works best using GOOGLE "CHROME" as your Web Browser.
Please remember to write down your UserName and Password and keep it as reference for each time you Log-In.
ONLINE THEORY component of the course is $15 - pay via PAYPAL, debit OR credit card.
At the completion of your ONLINE LEARNING course, you are required to print out your "Certificate of Completion" and bring this with you to your on-site course.
Please also bring a completed "Application Form" ,"Medical Fitness Disclosure Document" & "Coronavirus Declaration" with you to your ON-SITE course.
ONLINE THEORY at home MUST be completed before commencement of your on-site course.
You must commence your on-site practical training, theory assessment and practical assessment within three (3) months of completing your ONLINE THEORY course at home.
PRACTICAL TRAINING & ASSSESSMENT & THEORY EXAM
(7am - approximately 2.30pm)
Our morning is spent on the water training for all of the competencies as directed by Maritime Safety Queensland's "BOAT COMPETENCY STANDARDS". During the morning training session, your Trainer will demonstrate each exercise, and you will be given multiple practise attempts at each one.
You will practise:
Man Overboard Drill
Safely Approach a Floating Object
Port and Starboard Turn on and off the plane
Figure of 8 Manoeuvre on and off the plane
Berthing and Unberthing
General Navigation and Control of the Boat
Operate at 6 knots or less
At lunch time, we provide a break and then it's onto the THEORY ASSESSMENT (50 questions / multiple choice).
After lunch and the THEORY ASSESSMENT, you will then be given the opportunity to be assessed in all of the on-water exercises practised throughout the morning. You will need to complete each exercise to the "BOAT Competency Standards" to be marked as "Competent".
It will be your decision as to whether you feel you are ready to undertake the assessments. And, in some cases, extra training (one or more sessions) may be required in order to be competent for Assessment. Should you choose to move forward with Assessment and are deemed "not competent", you will be required to book additional Training as well as an additional Assessment.
To BOOK your theory exam and practical on-water training & assessments click our link OR on the red "BOOK NOW" button on the right side of this page. Choose your location, number of attendees, check availability and book your preferred location (pay via PAYPAL, debit OR credit card).
See each of our individual "LOCATIONS" pages for addresses and maps of our locations in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
N.B. If you, the Student, have any concerns regarding your English (literacy) skills please contact the office before making your booking.
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At the end of your assessments and to be LICENSED, you MUST submit your "Competency" Certificate to Queensland Transport (within 6 months of date of issue) and pay the assigned fee for your lifetime Boat Licence.
A list of Queensland Transport offices can be found: