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Boat License courses

Get your Boat and/or PWC license with Australian Boating College

At Aquatic Adventures we are pleased to be able to offer Boat and PWC license courses in association with Australian Boating College.

ABC are the largest private provider of Australian Boat and PWC training in the country.  Their courses, and the way they train, are designed to ensure your experience is both interesting and fun.  You'll meet other students who, like you, are getting into boating, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from their experienced boat and PWC trainers.

 

All of ABC's trainers have extensive marine experience, and enjoy sharing that at every single course!

What does the course entail?

The Australian Boating College Marine Licence training course is run as an evening course at Aquatic Adventures, and generally takes approx. 4 hours.

 

At its completion, successful participants will receive a certificate which they can present to Vic Roads within 12 months, whereupon after paying the Vic Roads fee, satisfying the eligibility checks and providing sufficient proof of identity, Vic Roads can issue the licence. No further testing is required at Vic Roads.

It’s the safest and best way to obtain your Marine Licence.

Personal Watercraft Operators can also sit the course to obtain not only their Marine Licence, but also their PWC endorsement to operate Personal Water Craft. No further PWC exam will be required after completing the course with ABC.

Eligibility criteria:

Pursuant to regulation 30 of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Vic) the following persons are not eligible to apply for a marine licence:

  • A person who is disqualified from obtaining a marine licence, during the period of that disqualification

  • A person who is the holder of a marine licence that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension

  • A person who is disqualified from obtaining a licence or other authority to be the master of or to operate a recreational vessel under

(i) the law of another State or Territory, or

(ii) the law of another country,

 

in circumstances which, if they occurred in Victoria, would have resulted in the person being disqualified from obtaining a marine licence in Victoria

  • A person who is the holder of a licence or other authority to operate a recreational vessel issued by another State or Territory that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension

  • Persons aged under 16 years of age are not eligible to obtain a personal watercraft endorsement

 

Applicants should also note that they will be required to meet the health requirements for operating a car, motorcycle or boat and this may include further testing where appropriate.

Boat & PWC courses:

Boat License

$125/person

Boat & PWC License

$150/person