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College Director - Jeff Jauncey

Welcome Aboard

As founders of NSW's first practical boat licence training program we are strong advocates for competency-based recreational boat licensing and maritime 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 learned knowledge and skill plays a crucial role in boating safety and protecting the marine environment.

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Our Core Values


  • To seek continuous improvement by meeting the changing training and educational needs of the boating industry.
  • To provide high quality hands-on programs which go beyond the rules and explain  the "How and Why" of boating.
  • To support State and Federal Maritime Authorities in their mission to make Australia's waterways safer for everyone, by helping to create a new generation of educated and competent recreational boaters.
  • To provide a supportive, relaxed, friendly, challenging and rewarding learning experience.
  • To take an active role in educating boaters about their environmental responsibilities.
  • To inspire people to embrace nature, to join the boating lifestyle in all its forms - passive, power or sail.
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A Little About Us

Two directors, one Senior Master, one Communicator and a network of experienced maritime trainers dedicated to providing quality training from start to finish!

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The crew on deck includes; nationally qualified trainers and assessors, maritime experts, eLearning designers, software developers and a support crew who are here to help with any questions or concerns.

The passion we have for boating education and maritime training is portrayed in our core values, via our social media community on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, our blog The Chartroom and our maritime image  library, the Boating Gallery. Our aim is to share our knowledge, our experience and 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. We feel that this is the right approach.

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.

Quality Training

The guarantee of quality training is in the registration, accreditation, auditing processes and State Maritime Authority guidelines with which the National Maritime College is required to comply with. 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 seamanship practices and training package guidelines.

Head Office is based on the Gold Coast, in sunny Queensland.  We are approved to deliver Boat and PWC Licence training in New South Wales and Victoria and, will travel to anywhere (where there is water) our students and clients need us. The College is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Our trainers are qualified workplace trainers, assessors and experienced Masters. We're committed to delivering the best boating education and practical training using the best equipment, methods and approaches.

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Whether your are an inland, coastal or blue water seafarer we invite you to find out more about our courses, see when they're happening, interact with us and sign up to our newsletter, the BOWLINE to get the latest College news, events and special offers.


See you on the water!
Sue and Jeff

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Subscribe to the Bowline Newsletter to get the latest information and training news from the College. It's filled with course information and boating advice. Get a taste for what is coming up, be the first to get information on events and enjoy special offers open to subscribers only.

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