Full Day Familiarisation / Custom Licence day


6 hours on board your vessel.  Conducted by one of our Captains covering:

  • Boat Handling
  • Safety Gear
  • Launching & Retrieving
  • Safety Obligations
  • Safety Regulations
  • Trip Planning
  • Safety Equipment
  • Offshore Boating & Bar Crossing
  • Murphy's Law and more
  • And the big thing navigating your local area
  • One on one custom course


Online learning component

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" and "Medical Fitness Disclosure Document" 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 and assessments

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 for addresses and maps of our locations in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. 

Have a question, we have you covered

What do I need to bring?

Wear what you would normally wear on a Jetski (in cooler months a hoodie is advisable).Your on line Certificate application form and medical disclosure a pen and drinking water and maybe a snack for morning tea.

Do I need to do anything after my assessment?

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:


How long will it take?

Approximately 5 hours to do the online component. Your assessment and training day starts at 7am sharp finishing somewhere between 12-1pm

Great course and prepared me well.

Great course, prepared me well, great boats and close to home. Aaron, Gold Coast

Thanks for a great day

Thanks for a great day on Sunday, we really learnt a lot from you. Looking forward to many years of safe boating. Vanessa & Rene

I found the training to be thorough and totally professional.

I found the training to be thorough and totally professional, in a relaxed and friendly environment. James, Gold Coast

This is a fantastic, well written and concise communication

I have to say, this is one of the best I have ever seen. Congratulations and well done. I am really impressed. Dean, Brisbane

Thank you very much for a very professional and informative day

Well organised and presented. Trainers made the course interesting and easy to understand.  I will definitely recommend to others. Don, Brisbane

Gold coast - Brisbane

Boat and jet ski course locations

Australian Boat Safe Licence College is approved by Queensland Transport to conduct Maritime Safety Queensland's Boatsafe Licence courses.

We are established across seven accessible locations throughout Gold Coast and Brisbane.