1. How long is the Classroom Licence course?
The course goes for 4 hours.
There is a very interesting power point session and many boating videos to explain all the rules and regulations in everyday terms. This lasts about 3 ¼ hours.
The remaining ¾ hour is for the tests.
2. What happens with an Online licence course?
You enrol for the date of the test session, all the study is done at home by yourself leading up to this date.
Once you have registered and paid you immediately, via an email, get access to our online learning — videos, presentation, practice questions etc. You can now do this at home whenever you want, over and over, until the test time.
At the test session you connect to us via your Laptop/Computer equipped with a camera, on ZOOM. We talk you through the process for the session and then observe you completing the multiple choice test on-screen. You need to allow approximately 1 and 1/2 hours for this session. Your certificate is then posted to you or you can arrange to collect. It’s that easy!
2. How old must I be?
- Ages 12 to 15 years can get a “Restricted Marine Licence”
(Restricted to certain speeds and operating situations as explained on the course)
- 16 years of age and over can obtain a “General Marine Licence”
- Jetski endorsement is recognised at 16 years of age.
(Jetski endorsement can be sat for at 15 years of age, but it IS NOT recognised until you are 16)
3. How much does the Licence course cost?
Marine Boat and PWC/Jetski licence and Restricted Licence (under 16 y o) Course is $130, as both the course and the testing is the same.
There is no extra charge for the PWC(JetSki) Endorsement
PWC (JetSki) Endorsement Only $90 – for those who already have a General Marine (Boat) licence.
Classroom and Online courses are the same price.
4. What does the testing consist of?
There are two tests available at the end of the course. The first is the Marine Boat Licence Course test, then, once passed, and if required, the second is the PWC (JetSki) Endorsement.
5. What do I need to bring to the course?
Just bring CASH or CREDIT CARD for the course fee and your IDENTIFICATION.
Some snacks, a drink bottle and a pen.
5. What Identification do I need to bring to the Course?
In summary, it is your DRIVER’S LICENCE.
If you do not have a drivers licence, then you need two forms of identification.
Firstly: your PASSPORT or BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Secondly: your MEDICARE CARD or SCHOOL ID Card
(for detailed information about Identification, if you do not have the above, please check our website)
7. Do I get the licence at the course?
No. Once you have passed the tests, you will be handed a Transport Safety Victoria Certificate. You must take this certificate to VicRoads to get your licence.
When going to VicRoads:
- There are no more tests,
- No need to make an appointment,
- Take the certificate along with your Identification,
- Have your photograph taken,
- Pay your 5 year renewable licence fee and
NOW you have your VICTORIAN MARINE BOAT LICENCE.
Happy and Safe Boating
8. What are the fees to be paid at VicRoads?
The fee for your licence is for a 5 year period. After that you can renew licence in a way similar to your car licence.
The 5 year fees are
- General Marine Licence $183
- General Marine with PWC endorsement $209
- Restricted Marine Licence (under 16) $89.00
9. How long does the certificate last?
You must go to VicRoads within 12 months from the date you attended our course, as printed on the certificate.
10. What happens if I don’t pass the test?
If this should happen, then you will be given a second test.
If you are unsuccessful with the second test also, then you can attend any of our courses FREE of charge.
11. Can you come to our house to run a course for our friends?
No. There are strict Transport Safety Victoria rules as to where Marine Licence Courses can be held. They must be a conducted at a commercial premises that comply with all OH&S requirements.