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.
12 to 15 year olds can get a “Restricted Marine Licence”
(Restricted to certain speeds and operating situations as explained on the course)
16 years olds and over can get a “General Marine Licence”
The cost of the General and Restricted Licence Course is $120, as the both the course and the testing is the same.
There is no extra charge for the PWC(JetSki) Endorsement
PWC (JetSki) Endorsement Only $80 – for those who already have a General Marine (Boat) licence.
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.
Just bring CASH or CREDIT CARD for the course fee and your IDENTIFICATION.
That’s all, — we supply pens, notepaper, handbook, and tea / coffee.
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
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:
NOW you have your VICTORIAN MARINE BOAT LICENCE.
Happy and Safe Boating
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
You must go to VicRoads within 12 months from the date you attended our course, as printed on the certificate.
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.
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 etc.,