Boat Licence Course - Gippsland

Gippsland Boat Training offer a 4 hour course (including assessment) for the compulsory Victorian marine licence (boat) and PWC (jet ski) endorsement. Catering to all ages 12 years and upward. No prior knowledge, study or experience necessary. We service the Gippsland areas from Lakes Entrance to Warragul. Bookings essential.

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Welcome to Gippsland Boat Training

Ryan, our accredited trainer, and Amanda our booking and processing gal are patient, friendly and passionate about bringing you a fantastic Boat Licence Course. Ryan’s 20 plus years of boating and jet ski experience really shows through his knowlege and commitment to pass on knowledge to his students.

Ryan and Amanda have been the owners of their own successful charter company and Ryan also has a host of marine qualifications including a commercial, unrestricted coxswains certificate, boat/PWC license and marine radio operators certificate of proficiency.

Gippsland Boat Training offers Marine Licence Training for the compulsory Victorian Marine Licence (Boat) & PWC (Jetski) endorsement & assessment to the Gippsland areas from Lakes Entrance to Warragul. We also offer other areas on demand.

We are a part of Adams Boat Course which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No.41236) approved by Transport Safety Victoria and we comply with National Training Standards.

Upcoming courses
Use the booking form provided or ph 0428 336 557 to book over the phone
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Saturday 25th November 11am to 3pm

Traralgon RSL

109-116 Grey St Traralgon
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$120

For combined marine Licence (Boat) & PWC (Jetski) endorsement.
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Topics covered

Safety Duties, Licensing and Registration, Vessel Preparation, Safety Equipment, Trip Preparation, Safe Operations, Towed Watersports, Personal Watercraft, Operating Rules, Aids to Navigation, Vessel Lights, Day Shapes and Sound Signals.

Read the Course FAQs for more info

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Sun 26th Nov 10:30am to 2.30pm

$120

For combined marine Licence (Boat) & PWC (Jetski) endorsement.
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Topics covered

Safety Duties, Licensing and Registration, Vessel Preparation, Safety Equipment, Trip Preparation, Safe Operations, Towed Watersports, Personal Watercraft, Operating Rules, Aids to Navigation, Vessel Lights, Day Shapes and Sound Signals.

Read the Course FAQs for more info

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Sun 10th Dec 10:30 to 2:30

$120

For combined marine Licence (Boat) & PWC (Jetski) endorsement.
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Topics covered

Safety Duties, Licensing and Registration, Vessel Preparation, Safety Equipment, Trip Preparation, Safe Operations, Towed Watersports, Personal Watercraft, Operating Rules, Aids to Navigation, Vessel Lights, Day Shapes and Sound Signals.

Read the Course FAQs for more info

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Thur 14th Dec 6pm to 10pm

$120

For combined marine Licence (Boat) & PWC (Jetski) endorsement.
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Topics covered

Safety Duties, Licensing and Registration, Vessel Preparation, Safety Equipment, Trip Preparation, Safe Operations, Towed Watersports, Personal Watercraft, Operating Rules, Aids to Navigation, Vessel Lights, Day Shapes and Sound Signals.

Read the Course FAQs for more info

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Thur 28th Dec 6pm to 10pm

$120

For combined marine Licence (Boat) & PWC (Jetski) endorsement.

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Topics covered

Safety Duties, Licensing and Registration, Vessel Preparation, Safety Equipment, Trip Preparation, Safe Operations, Towed Watersports, Personal Watercraft, Operating Rules, Aids to Navigation, Vessel Lights, Day Shapes and Sound Signals.

Read the Course FAQs for more info

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the certificate as a licence?

No. You must attend at a VicRoads Office and hand over the training certificate and pay the licence fees to obtain your actual licence.

The Vic Roads License Fees are as follows (for initial issue of a marine licence VicRoads only offer a 5 year licence):

  • General Marine Licence $174.50
  • Marine with PWC endorsement $200
  • Restricted (under 16) $87.00
  • Restricted Marine with PWC $99.50

Prices correct as at 21/03/2017.

Course fees paid to Gippsland Boat Training do not include the licence fee paid to VicRoads.

How long does the certificate last?
12 months from the date of issue, printed on the certificate.
I have a group of friends and we want to have a private course at our home.

If you have a group of 10 or more we are happy to organise a course in your location at a suitable commercial venue.

Transport Safety Victoria have rules for where a training course can be held. The premises must be a commercial premise, it must comply with OH&S requirements, have suitable toilets and a reasonable size to take into account the comfort and safety of students participating in the course.

Get in touch for more information.

What should I bring when I attended this training course?
We recommend you bring snack foods to eat during the course, a black or blue pen, suitable identification (refer to Evidence of Identity page on this website) and the course fees in cash.
What happens if I don't pass the test?
You will be given further training and retested again on the day of training. You can only be tested twice on any given day. No further course fees will be paid for further training and testing in the days following the course date. Further training and testing costs will be met by Gippsland Boat Training.
How long does the course go for?
The total course time is 4 hours. The first half a hour will be registration/Admin followed by three hours of training and then finishing up with thirty minutes of testing.
What are the Assessment Process and Requirements?

The assessment is conducted under test conditions where each participant is handed a question sheet and answer sheet.

There are 30 multiple choice questions for the boat component and you are required to get minimum 26 correct to be found competent.

There are 15 multiple choice questions for the PWC (jetski) component and you are required to get minimum 13 correct to be found competent.

What is your refund & cancellation policy?

Cancellation by the participant

In cases where the participant cancels their enrolment in a course offered by Gippsland Boat Training as an Approved Training Provider of Maritime Safety Victoria they will be offered a full refund of any monies paid so long as the cancellation is notified at least 48 hours prior to the commencement time for the course.

If the cancellation is notified less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course the Chief Executive Officer may offer a refund, offer full or partial credit for another course or may refuse a refund at their discretion.

In cases where there are extreme or extenuating circumstances requiring a participant to cancel less than 48 hours before the commencement of the course the participant is encouraged to explain their situation, and to provide evidence if possible, to the staff of Gippsland Boat Training. This will assist in making a case for special consideration.

Cancellation by Gippsland Boat Training

If a course is cancelled by Gippsland Boat Training all participants will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid. At the discretion of the participant they may choose to instead use the refund owed to them as credit for another course enrolment.

What are the fees for replacing lost or misplaced certificates?

There is a $30 administration fee for the replacement of lost or misplaced certificates.

Where the certificate has been incorrectly filled in by Gippsland Boat Training staff, a replacement certificate will be provided for free with the return of the defective certificate.

Eligibility for enrolment.

Eligibility to Apply for a Marine Licence
Pursuant to regulation 30 of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Vic) the following persons are not eligible to apply for a marine licence:
· A person who is disqualified from obtaining a marine licence, during the period of that disqualification
· A person who is the holder of a marine licence that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
· A person who is disqualified from obtaining a licence or other authority to be the master of or to operate a recreational vessel under
· (i) the law of another State or Territory, or
· (ii) the law of another country,
· in circumstances which, if they occurred in Victoria, would have resulted in the person being disqualified from obtaining a marine licence in Victoria
· A person who is the holder of a licence or other authority to operate a recreational vessel issued by another State or Territory that has been suspended , during the period of that suspension Applicants should note that they will be required to meet the health requirements for operating a car, motorcycle or boat and this may include further testing where appropriate.

Group bookings

If you have a group of 10 or more friends who want to obtain their Marine Licence & / or PWC endorsement please give us a call.

All we require is a suitable training venue with power, seating and toilet facilities, we’ll do the rest. (The venue must be a commercial premises. Private addresses are not allowed by Maritime Safety Victoria. )

If you arrange a group of 10 people or more participants (including yourself) to attend a scheduled course at one of our existing venues, you as the organiser will be free.

Special needs

Gippsland Boat Training caters for persons with special learning needs.

Out trainers are experienced & professional & will guide you through the course in a relaxed environment.

To attend a course participants need a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy and a good understanding of the English language.

Please get in touch to discuss your learning needs prior to attending a course.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates are available on request.

Our courses cost $120 for both the Victorian marine licence (boat) and PWC (jet ski) endorsement.

We cater to all ages 12 years and upward.

Topics covered

The main focus of our Marine Licence Trainers is the safety of our students, instilling the knowledge required to take a boat out on the water and to ensure you return home safely.

Safety Duties, Licensing and Registration, Vessel Preparation, Safety Equipment, Trip Preparation, Safe Operations, Towed Watersports, Personal Watercraft, Operating Rules, Aids to Navigation, Vessel Lights, Day Shapes and Sound Signals.

Contact us
Amanda Ware ABN: 8954 4828 813