Few things can compare to getting behind the helm of a jet ski or boat and exploring the open Australian waters. It’s incredibly fun, which is why a fair number of people enjoy boating as a hobby. However, it’s a legal requirement for you to obtain a boat license on the Gold Coast. If you want to one day own a jet ski or boat and have your friends or family on board as you showcase your skills as a skipper, you’d have to pass the boat licence exam. If you’re unsure about where to start, the team at Gold Coast Marine Licenses can assist with either a jet ski or boat license, and if you prefer, you can acquire a combination of these.
Operating a water-based vessel is the same as driving a car. You must fully understand the rules before you get behind the helm. While most skippers have a basic understanding of these rules, there’s a small portion of them who haven’t followed the proper processes to acquire a boat licence. If you’re that person or you’re passionate about being at the helm of a boat or heading out on a jet ski, you should obtain a professional license. As per the Queensland government, these are essential factors concerning a boat license in the state.
Once you’ve decided and told yourself that you’re ready to “get my boat licence”, you need a reputable trainer in your corner. We’ll ensure that you receive all the information you need through our boat licence course. After passing this test, you will have a valid marine license to operate a boat or jet ski on our waterways.
We are a reputable company in the region offering passionate boaters the opportunity to qualify themselves with a valid marine license. Our Captain Nathan Jeffree is a well-known skipper on the Gold Coast with maritime experience both inshore and offshore. You can be confident that you’re learning from the best, and by the time you acquire your license, you’ll be an excellent skipper.
In terms of pricing, we’re upfront with it to ensure that you can manage your budget accordingly. Furthermore, there won’t be any nasty financial surprises when you conclude the course. Contact us to start the process of making you a qualified skipper.
Our practical day starts with a theory exam then onto the boat for your training.
Your training consists of a series competencies as directed by Maritime safety Queensland’s boat competency standards.
Your trainer will demonstrate all manoeuvres then it’s time for you to grab the helm and be guided by your trainer through a series of exercises to get you confident in navigating the vessel.
Once all your training has been provided and you are feeling confident you will move onto the assessment part of your practical day.
The assessment consists of all the exercises(competencies) that your trainer has guided you throughout the day.