Boat and PWC Licence Combo
|| No experience is required. Minimum age 12 years.
|Duration:||One day plus recommended pre-course reading. Finishing times may vary depending on weather conditions and other constraints which could arise on the day. Every attempt is made to keep to course timings.|
|Delivery:||Groups 5-10 Trainer-led with on water boat practical session. There is currently no requirement in NSW to complete a PWC practical session.On successful completion of this course no further testing or training is required.
|Requirements:||Be able to read and write English and advise of any health condition, eyesight, hearing, learning disability or other disability which may compromise training.
This course option is ideal for students wishing to meet the requirements for obtaining both the NSW Boat and PWC licence in one day of training. No further training or testing is required on successful completion of the course.The program includes, theory, the boat and PWC multiple-choice tests and boat practical. Delivered by experienced Maritime and NSW RMS accredited trainers.
- The College operates an easy-to-use online booking and enrolment system. View course option fees here. You can also call 1300 723 112 to enrol via telephone.
- Group booking discounts apply when booking two or more people online at one time.
- Please read our general terms and conditions as well as the Roads & Maritime proof of identity requirements prior to attending one of our courses.
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Title Date Location Price Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Saturday 26/08/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney - TAREN POINT -Taren Point Bowling Club, 203 Holt Road, Taren Point $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Sunday 27/08/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney-GLADESVILLE - Gladesville Sporties , 181 Ryde Road, Gladesville $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Sunday 03/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney-GLADESVILLE - Gladesville Sporties , 181 Ryde Road, Gladesville $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Saturday 09/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney - TAREN POINT -Taren Point Bowling Club, 203 Holt Road, Taren Point $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Sunday 10/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney-GLADESVILLE - Gladesville Sporties , 181 Ryde Road, Gladesville $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Sunday 17/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney-GLADESVILLE - Gladesville Sporties , 181 Ryde Road, Gladesville $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Saturday 23/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney-GLADESVILLE - Gladesville Sporties , 181 Ryde Road, Gladesville $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Sunday 24/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney - TAREN POINT -Taren Point Bowling Club, 203 Holt Road, Taren Point $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Saturday 30/09/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney - TAREN POINT -Taren Point Bowling Club, 203 Holt Road, Taren Point $290.00 Enrol Boat Licence & PWC Licence Course Tests & Practical Saturday 01/10/2017 8.30am-4.30pm TIMINGS ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY ON THE DAY Sydney-GLADESVILLE - Gladesville Sporties , 181 Ryde Road, Gladesville $290.00 Enrol
An 8.30am start at one of our venues with the boat/PWC theory session and licence tests, everything you need to complete the theory session is supplied. Morning tea and generous lunches are available at all our venues for reasonable prices. It is also a good idea to pack a lunch. Break times are flexible, subject to student numbers on the day. Once the theory session is completed, then it's off to the boat ramp to complete the practical boat session on board a College training vessel .
What you will learn
- Boating terms.
- State rules and regulations.
- PWC rules
- Distances off, speed and wake restrictions.
- International Collision regulations.
- Chartwork and buoyage system.
- Weather and tides.
- Marine radio, distress and rescue.
- Duty of care, boating risks and insurance.
- Emergency drills and first aid.
- Vessel and engine maintenance.
- Waterskiing and towing rules.
- Docking,anchoring and ropework.
- Effects of wind and current.
- Boat Licence multiple-choice knowledge test.
- PWC Licence multiple-choice knowledge test.
- Boat Licence Application Form.
- PWC Photo ID Application Form.
- Inflatable Lifejacket. Provided by the College for the duration of the practical session.
Participants are advised to review the course pre-reading material provided to them on completion of the enrolment/booking process. The Roads and Maritime online Boating Knowledge Quiz is also a useful resource for preparing to sit the multiple-choice knowledge tests which are included in the course.
Special needsStudents who have special needs such as significant problems with understanding, reading or writing English are advised to contact a local Maritime Service Centre, where interpretative services can be made available.
What to bring
- 1 form of primary ID - which can be either a current Drivers Licence, a Passport or a Birth Certificate, plus two colour passport photographs (College Trainers are required to sight the passport photographs. Failure to bring the photographs to the course theory venue may result in documentation being withheld until they have been verified by the trainer)
- Appropriate apparel for the practical boat session - hat, sunscreen, water, runners, boat shoes NO THONGS, jacket suited for weather conditions of the the day
- Packed lunch/water (recommended)
You will be assessed in two (2) ways:
- Multiple-choice knowledge test.
- Practical skills demonstration and observation on the water.
The theory and practical assessments are completed face-to-face in the presence of a College accredited Roads and Maritime trainer and assessor.
The classroom theory course and boat practical are derived from the following nationally recognised units of competency:
MEM50008B - Carry out trip preparation and planning
MEM50009B - Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
MEM50010B - Respond to boating emergencies and incidents
SISOPWC201A - Select and maintain a PWC
SISOPWC202A - Demonstrate basic skills to ride a PWC in controlled conditions
There are 50 multiple choice questions of which 20 compulsory questions must be answered correctly and 30 general questions of which 24 questions must be answered correctly.The boat licence multiple-choice test must be successfully completed before the PWC licence test can be attempted. The PWC test consists of an additional 15 multiple-choice questions of which 12 must be answered correctly. If you do not successfully pass the tests you'll be given a second attempt on the day. Should the second attempt not be successful you will need resit the tests on another date. Re-testing fees apply. The boat and PWC multiple-choice tests are based on a range of knowledge defined by RMS for the issue of a NSW combined General Boat and PWC Licence.
Practical training for the PWC Licence is currently not required in New South Wales. The College is a strong advocate for PWC practical and offers this training on request. Please contact the College for more information.
"Just wanted to thank you for the service you have given. I am a dance school principal and have been teaching both students and teachers for over 35 years and rarely get to be on the receiving end of quality trainers.Despite being given equal attention to the others on the first trip out, Jeff perceived exactly my areas of concern and really took the time and effort to see that I gained some skill as well as general knowledge. I began to get a grasp of the principles, to FEEL both the elements and the boat and whilst I by no means could jump in a boat alone and pull it off first time, at least I know what needs to be achieved and will have fun practicing".
- Boating terms.
Does the College course meet Roads and Maritime requirements for obtaining a NSW General Boat and/or PWC licence?+
Yes. In addition, College licence training has been developed from training competencies derived from the nationally recognised training units.
Are group booking discounts available?+
Yes, they are. Our online enrolment system is configured to automatically deduct the discounted amount before sending an invoice.
+ 2 = $275.50 pp
+ 3 = $261.00 pp
+ 4 or more = $246.50 pp
Will my combined boat and PWC licence be recognised in other states?+
Yes, in Queensland, West Australia, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Currently in Northern Territory there is no licence requirement.
What should I bring to the course?+
Bring Proof of Identity (either a Drivers Licence, Passport or a Birth Certificate) PWC students in addition to one full proof of identity document must bring 2 colour passport photos.Students attending practical training should bring; drinking water, packed lunch, sunscreen , hat, sunglasses, sensible footwear (deck shoes, joggers, sandshoes - no thongs) and jacket, suitable for the conditions on the day of training.
Will practical sessions be run in adverse conditions?+
In most circumstances yes, subject to trainer discretion. The College training vessel is fitted with full biminy, storm covers, radio and safety equipment. It is rare for the practical course to be cancelled due to weather. Students are advised to dress and be prepared for conditions of the day
Is there any pre-reading or exercises required to be completed prior to attending the course?+
We recommend all students complete some prior reading before coming on the course. On completion of the College enrolment process students are provided with with access to course pre-reading material. The course is structured to provide students with all the learning required to pass the boat and PWC licence multiple-choice tests.
The College is required to comply with Roads and Maritime (RMS) directives in relation to acceptable acceptable proof of identity (POI) documents to be produced by boat and PWC licence applicants.
Roads and Maritime Boat and PWC Licence Fees
Similar to a driver's licence you will also have to pay a state government fee to Roads and Maritime. The fees are subject to annual review.
One year licence
$60.00 $182.00 One year concession for persons aged under 16 years old
$30.00 $91.00 Three year licence
$161.00 $398.00 Three year concession licence for persons aged under 16 years old
$81.00 $199.00 Five year licence
$253.00 $624.00 Five year concession licence for persons aged under 16 years old
$127.00 $312.00 Ten year licence
Ten year concession licence for persons aged under 16 years old
Licence periodA NSW General Licence or PWC / Jet Ski licence is available for either 1, 3, 5 or 10 years.
There are two classes of boat licences:
- General boat driving licence (GBL)
- Personal watercraft driving licence (PWC)
Combined driver and boat licence
Eligible Roads and Maritime customers can combine their unrestricted driver licence (all classes) and adult boat licence onto one card. A combined licence will constitute a NSW driver licence which includes an indicator on the reverse side of the card that the licence holder also holds a NSW boat licence. Eligibility and non eligibility requirements for the combined licence are detailed on the Roads and Maritime website.
Digital boat licence and vessel registration
In NSW boat licence and vessel registration is now available in digital form on an updated version of the Service NSW app. To access digital licences and vessel registration, boaters need to download the Service NSW app and link Maritime Services to their MyService NSW account.
NOTE: The digital licence for the PWC class licence doesa not have a photo included for this release and therefore will not be valid when operating a PWC at any speed. So when driving a PWC the operator must carry their physical PWC licence at all times. When operating a powered vessel above 10 knots however, a PWC class digital boat driving licence will be accepted as a valid form of licence.
A boat driving licence-class PWC cannot be renewed online or via the app. A licence holder with a combined licence (boat and a driver licence) can view their Boat Driving Licence as a digital licence. Until the driver licence is available digitally (planned for release in 2019), these users will not be able to renew their Boat Driving Licence online. While users who choose to carry only a digital licence must ensure their device remains charged and accessible, digital licences can be accessed on another smartphone or tablet by securely signing into the Service NSW app when in mobile reception.
Licence holders 12-16 years old
The holder of a general boat driving licence or PWC driving licence who is aged from 12 to under 16 years of age must not do any of the following:
- Drive at a speed greater than 20 knots.
- Drive in any race, display, regatta, exhibition or similar operation.
- Drive any vessel, other than a PWC, at a speed of 10 knots or more, without the holder of a general boat driving licence who is 16 years of age or older being present on the vessel, between sunset and sunrise, or while the vessel is towing anyone.
- Drive a PWC between sunset and sunrise (this rule applies to all PWC driving licence holders)
- Drive a PWC at a speed of 10 knots or more, without the holder of a PWC driving licence who is 16 years of age or older being present on the PWC, or while the PWC is towing anyone.
ExemptionsHolders of valid AMSA Certificates of Competency as master, mate or coxswain are currently excempt from the requirement to hold a PWC or General Boat Licence when boating for recreational purposes.
Where the applicant has a known eyesight condition or is unable to provide a current Drivers Licence, or eyesight report to confirm eyesight standards, an eyesight test may be required. This can be completed at a Roads and Maritime Service Centre or you can provide an eyesight report issued by a General Practitioner or Optomistrist.
Applying for the licence
You can apply for your licence by attending a Roads and Maritime Registry or Service NSW Service Centre in person and presenting:
- The completed licence application form, declaring you have
completed the licence training, any known medical condition, or physical
ability which may affect your ability to operate a boat and meet
- Proof of your identity.
- Payment of the licence fee.
- General boat driving licence (GBL)