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NSW Boat and PWC Licence | Sydney Boat Licence Courses

The National Maritime College specialises in Boat and PWC Licence one day courses. This method provides applicants with the best overall boating education experience as well as meeting all NSW RMS requirements for obtaining the licence in the one training session. Boat licence courses cater for both experienced and beginners and can be completed by any one 16 years or older. There is also a restricted boat licence available for young people between 12 and 15 years old. It's fun, relaxing training, delivered by our knowledgeable maritime trainers.

Bring along family or friends and you'll get a group booking discount. Booking on a course is an easy process using our mobile-friendly website and booking system. If you are balancing home and work life commitments you may prefer completing the boat licence or boat and PWC licence theory only session and then complete the boat practical on a different date. Call 1300 723 112 and we'll process the booking for you.

Boat licence training options

To get the most effective training and best overall learning experience we recommend completing either Option 1 or Option 2. This way you can meet all the requirements in the one training session. Then, its simply a matter of taking the documentation we give you to a Roads and Maritime Service Centre to get your licence issued.There is also the added benefit of being trained by qualified maritime trainers and experienced boat handlers. NOTE: Group booking discounts are available on Options one, two and three.

Option 1

Our most popular one day NSW Boat Licence course. $245.00 per person.

Offers best training experience with more hands-on practical. Includes theory, test and on water practical. Meets all the requirements. No further testing or training on completion of the course. Boat Licence practical only sessions are also available for people who have already completed the NSW RMS multiple-choice test for $145.00. On successful completion of the training with us, simply present the documentation we give you at your nearest Roads and Maritime Service Centre, pay the licence fee and get your licence issued instantly.

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Option 2

Great value NSW Boat and PWC Licence combined one day course. $295.00 per person.

Includes Boat and PWC theory, Boat and PWC tests and boat practical. Meets all the requirements. No further testing or training needed on completion of this course. In NSW there is currently no requirement to complete a PWC practical session to obtain a PWC licence. Just as option 1 simply, present the documentation we give you at a NSW RMS Service Centre, pay the licence fee and you'll be ready to head out on the water right away on your boat or jetski.

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Option 3

NSW Boat and PWC Licence theory only courses - Boat Licence Theory Only $170.00 per person | Combo Boat and PWC Theory Only $150.00

Course Includes sitting the NSW RMS multiple-choice licence tests. Ideal for anyone wishing to complete either the NSW Boat Licence theory only or combine both with the Boat and PWC Licence theory session. NOTE: This option does not meet all the requirements for obtaining the licence, you will still need to complete an on-water boat practical session.

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Option 4

NSW Boat and PWC Licence private courses. Price on application.

If you have a group 8 or more people we can arrange a private licence training session. Bring along your family, friends, co-workers, club members or school pupils to a location and on a day of your choice. Conditions apply.

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What others have to say

Here's a few words from people who have completed our courses

A+++ on the practical training

It was great how the trainer demonstrated and quizzed the approaches, overtaking and right of way on the boat. The kids really took that in and made them more confident on the water the following week. Terry

Engaging with real-life experiences

"The College crew were fantastic. This was not your dry, run of the mill boat licence course, the trainer engaged us with real life examples making the lessons far easier to grasp. It was obvious the trainer was experienced and passionate about boating".

Informative hands-on practical

"The trainer perceived exactly my areas of concern, helped me to relax and really took the time and effort to ensure that I gained some skill as well as general boating knowledge. I began to gain a grasp the principles of boating, feeling the wind and current and gaining confidence while learning how to dock the training boat." Julie

Experienced and knowledgeable trainer

"The trainer was excellent very knowledgeable and experienced, and good at putting information across in a way which was easy grasp and to understand". Dan

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  • Select your preferred course option from the right-hand navigation links
  • From the "Enrolment Tab" click the yellow "Enrol Button" next to your preferred date and location. Complete the booking, submit and proceed to payment.
  • On completion of the booking/enrolment process you'll receive a detailed confirmation email explaining everything you need to know and bring on the day.
  • The day before your scheduled course date we'll send you a text reminder to your designated mobile phone number.


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