Course information

The aim of the course is to assist persons in obtaining the knowledge required to qualify for the Marine Licence. Marine Training Services is a Registered Training Organization (RTO No. 4653). Approved boating safety training courses are valid for 12 months.

There will be no further licence test at Vic Roads
Victorian Marine Licence is valid Australia wide

Course Content

  • Trip preperation
  • Safe operation
  • Basic Collision Rules & Regulation
  • Vessel lights
  • IALA Buoyage System “A”
  • Following seas, head and beam seas
  • Weather, winds and waves
  • Crossing Bars
  • Rivers and Inland Waters
  • Emergency (Fire, MOB)
  • Cold water, hypothermia (1-10-1 Rule)
  • Personal Watercraft (PWC)
  • … and much more

The course delivery time is approximately 3.5 hours plus assessment time which varies between individuals, usually 10 to 30 minutes. Course assessment is a multiple choice exam. The minimum passing grade for the Marine Licence is 26 out of 30 questions and for PWC Endorsement test is 13 out 15 questions.

The assessment is Transport Safety Victoria assessment and is conducted under TSV rules and conditions. This is NOT AN OPEN BOOK assessment and must be completed on individual basis, not in groups and no interaction is allowed during the assessment. At the completion of the assessment students will be advised whether they have passed or failed.

If a student does not reach the minimum pass rate, the student can re-sit the assessment and if not successful on second attempt can repeat the assessment at another date at no additional charge.

Course Information Sheet (requires Adobe Reader)

A full and detailed Victorian Recreational Boat Operators Course and PWC Endorsement Course Sheet (PDF) covering amongs other topics, proof of identity, complaints, refund policy, recognition of prior learning and many more can be viewed and downloaded here.