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Helping you gain a boat or PWC Licence in NSW or Victoria

To be able to head out on the water and enjoy all the freedom, adventure and fun the marine environment brings, you will need a boat or PWC licence or PWC endorsement.

At National Maritime College, we are passionate about helping fellow boat and PWC enthusiasts gain valuable boating knowledge, and their boat licence in no time at all. That's why we offer half-day theory courses and one-day courses to teach you everything you need to pass your boat or PWC licence test and we help you to apply the knowledge learned on the water so that you can secure your licence quickly, and with confidence. Learn more about us.

Boat and PWC licence tests in Sydney, Melbourne and regional areas in between.


The courses go beyond just the State Rules teaching the "How" and "Why" of boating so that you gain more in-depth knowledge and experience to feel more prepared for the many situations the waterways and the sea can throw at you. We offer boat licence courses, PWC licence courses, and combined packages if you wish to get your boat and PWC licence at the same time, all in one-day with practical or in a short half-day theory course and including both licence tests. There is also a Restricted Licence available for 12 and under 16 year olds.

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Two ways to get started

Choose  your state and location where you would like to complete the licence course.

Get started in New South Wales   Get started in Victoria

Our range of licence services

Not only do we offer comprehensive Boat and PWC licence courses, we also specialise in customised private boat training so that you can feel confident when you head out on the water. And, we offer marine radio examination, invigilation services and maritime radio courses to teach you how to stay connected past the point of your cell phone connection to see you prepared for emergencies.

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