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Classroom boating education

NSW Boat Licence Theory Only Course


No experience required. Minimum age 12 years.
Duration: 2-3 hours. Subject to numbers and variances which may arise on the day.
Delivery: Groups 5 - 20 Trainer-led classroom
NSW RMS Approved Training Provider.
Requirements: Be able to read and write English.
$165.00 per person. Group booking discounts available.


Covering nautical terminology, collision regulations, safety equipment and boating rules, this course option is ideal for students wishing to complete the boat licence theory learning and test assessment only. NOTE: You will still need to complete an on-water boat practical in order to meet all the requirements for obtaining the licence. The easiest and quickest way to achieve this is by attending the one day boat licence with practical course. You can also opt to complete a boat licence practical only session on another day.

  1. The College operates an easy-to-use online booking and enrolment system. Just fill in your details and those of anyone attending with you. You can also call 1300 723 112 to book via telephone.
  2. Group booking discounts available when booking two or more people online at one time. Adding two or more to your booking is easy. Once you've added everyone, click  the  'Proceed to payment' button.
  3. Please review our general terms and conditions as well as the Roads and Maritime proof of identity and Roads and Maritime proof of identity requirements prior to attending one of our courses.
  4. Please read the Boat Licence Training Privacy Statement Icon PDF 24
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