National Maritime College
Boating education and training.
Boating education and training.
We are strong advocates for skills-based recreational 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.
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.
Two directors, one Senior Master, one Communicator, a network of experienced maritime trainers, supported by a team of course developers and knowledgeable support crew. 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.
All Trainers need to undergo a thorough induction process, and our ongoing quality monitoring systems ensure that they are continually improving the quality and consistency of our courses and programs.
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.
Anywhere there are navigable waterways around Australia we we
to you with boat training designed for your needs and local conditions.
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 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.
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.
Step aboard with us and you will 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.
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Freedom to learn, to discover fun and adventure.
Healthy oceans and protecting all sea life and raising awareness of the key role boaters can play in helping to protect the marine environment.
Being prepared for all conditions.
with boat handling practices.
Sharing our knowledge, skills and experience through our boating education programs. To directly impact individuals in a way that makes their boating experience tangibly safer and better.
Learning new skills every trip.
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