It is important to know that valid watercraft licences are required before a person may enjoy their powerboat or jetski on public waters in Australia. The purpose of this regulation is the safety of the operator and other people in the vicinity by preventing accidents caused through ignorance of the inherent dangers of powered watercraft. Gold Coast Marine Licences provides accredited training for the jetski licence on the Gold Coast.
The State of Queensland dictates that operators of certain types of watercraft must own a valid licence for that particular craft if they are to use it legally on public or open waterways and the open sea. The executive summary for the broad process to “get my jetski licence” in Queensland is as follows:
The recreational marine licence and the personal watercraft licence are both issued on the fact of the statement of competency issued by a registered training facility. Acquiring this SoC is crucial to obtaining the licences and, in general, requires both a theoretical and a practical examination. To this end, Gold Coast Marine Licences offers applicants the following beneficial procedure towards their statement of competency:
We have been training recreational mariners for over five years, ensuring safe boating and holidays for our many students. We provide more than the minimum by also sharing our extensive knowledge of sea and freshwater conditions on the Gold Coast with our students. This attitude imparts respect for the dangers of the sea and to always place safety first when out on the water.
Our practical day starts with a theory exam then onto the Jetski for your training.
Your training consists of 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.