Our mission is to inspire people to embrace nature and join the boating lifestyle: To give them the best boat training experience possible - one session, one person at a time.
As a founding provider of practical boat licence training in Australia
we are strong advocates for skills-based recreational boat licensing and
boat training. We feel there is no substitute for practical hands-on
training and assessment. Our aim is to equip people with essential
boating knowledge, skills and an understanding of the maritime and local
State rules. This knowledge and practical skill plays a crucial
role in boating safety and protecting the marine environment.
Our Core Values
- To partner with the boating community by helping people to become better, safer Skippers.
- To provide quality hands-on training which goes beyond the rules, teaching the "How and Why" of boating.
- To instil confidence and ability to act in the event of an emergency.
- To support State and Federal Maritime Authorities in their mission to make Australia's waterways safer for everyone and assist in creating a new generation of educated and competent recreational boaters.
- To provide a supportive, relaxed, friendly, challenging and rewarding boat training experiences.
- To take an active role in educating boaters about their environmental responsibilities.
A Little About Us
The passion we have for boating education and training is portrayed in our core values, via our social media community on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube, our blog The Chartroom and image library, the Boating Gallery. Our aim is to share our knowledge and experience to inspire people to join the boating lifestyle as a life time career or purely for recreational enjoyment.Our approach is to provide students with the information they need to make an informed decision about their training. To be honest, upfront and supportive with people regarding their assessments.
Two directors, one Senior Master, one Communicator, a network of experienced maritime trainers, supported by a team of course developers and knowledgeable support crew.
Anywhere there are navigatible waterways around Australia we we can come to you with boat training designed for your needs and local conditions.
What We Do
We strive make the learning experience rewarding, enjoyable and easy for people to achieve their learning goals. Our specialty is recreational boat training on vessels of all sizes - power and sail.
Enjoy learning from our blended program of online, traditional classroom and practical training methods all designed to deliver the best outcomes and ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge required.
The National Maritime College's (NMC) guarantee of quality training is in the registration, accreditation, auditing processes and State Maritime Authority guidelines. The training resources and practical assessments used to support our courses and programs are developed by NMC's team of experienced Masters and course writers, according to recognised boating practices.
Approvals and Accreditation
Member: Association Maritime Trainers
Head Office is based on the Gold Coast, in sunny Queensland where boating activities run year-round, supported by world-class services and infrastructure combined with great boating destinations both inland and offshore and challenging tidal conditions. All of which combine to provide one of the best boat training learning experiences in the world.
When you step aboard with us you get more than basic boat training. You see, we believe recreational boating should be safe and most of all fun for everyone. That makes us committed to building your confidence and helping to take the risk out of boating so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.Whether you are an inland, coastal or blue water seafarer we invite you to find out more about our courses, interact with us and sign up to our newsletter, the BOWLINE.
See you on the water!
Sue and Jeff
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