Each individual sitting the safe boating course MUST provide acceptable Proof of Identity (POI). This is a government mandated requirement. We recommend you read and understand the NSW Maritime POI brochure prior to arriving at the course.
Young adult licences are available for persons aged between 12 years and under 16 years of age. For young adult applicants only, POI requirements can be met by providing their full birth certificate (original or certified copy).
Young adult applicants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a declaration consenting to the young adult obtaining a boat licence. The parent/legal guardian must also provide acceptable POI documents.
You must be able to communicate orally and in writing in English. If you have difficulties in this regard we recommend that you contact Boating Licence Course or visit your local NSW Maritime office who will arrange an appointment with an interpreter.
The NSW Maritime’s Boating Handbook provides essential boating information for operating on NSW waters. It is recommended that you read through the literature provided prior to sitting the test. This handbook also details the Boat Licence Practical Logbook which is a requirement to get your licence. Copies of this logbook are available, free of charge, at ServiceNSW or for download by clicking here
There is a multiple choice assessment within the course. To assist you, we’ll provide pre-course study material upon booking so you can be well prepared.
From time to time people may be required to retest we will do this free of charge and on the same day. After this, if further training and assessment are required, we may give you an invitation to return. This would be without repaying the course fees, however a small retest fee may be applicable.
Once you reserve your seat in any given class, you are securing a space and others may be denied the opportunity to attend. Consequently, we reserve the right to refuse your rescheduling to another class. Boating Licence Course also reserves the right to reschedule any given class due to circumstances beyond our control. If we must reschedule a class, you’ll be given the opportunity to attend any class given by us within 1 year or to a full refund.
All sales are final. In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available.
You have not been charged any GST, There is no GST within our fee
All feedback must be made via email to by contacting us via email so your matter can be dealt with by the relevant department.
Sailingworld pty ltd Registered as # 91229 who is trading as Boating Licence Course. This course is based upon the national syllabus of boating education designed to prevent boating incidents and save lives. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The package being supplied consists of the following five units:
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 personal water craft (if doing PWC)
SISOPWC202A – Demonstrate simple personal water craft skills in controlled conditions (if doing PWC)
This is a great package as you are being supplied and trained in all the five units above. There are different pathways included within the package.