Marine Rescue NSW, CAN 138078092, ABN 98138078092, RTO# 70223 is approved by NSW Maritime to provide training and knowledge testing for the NSW general boat driving licence and PWC driving licence.
As new sessions are planned they'll be listed on our MRLM Course Schedule & Bookings page above and they will be open for booking, this includes boat & jetski licence courses.
In preparation for the commencement of training, the following information may assist you in preparing for the day:
To obtain your boat licence, you must:
Successfully complete the boat licence knowledge test
Provide a completed Boat Driving License Practical Logbook
It's up to you to fulfill the practical requirements, but you can get started on doing this before the theory component.
For more details and to download the practical logbook, please go to the RMS website here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/licence/boat-pwc/practical-boating-experience.html
To complete the theory course and test with Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie costs $120 and the jetski course (PWC) is $60. (Note: You must have a boat licence prior to obtaining a PWC licence)
To get started on learning boating theory, you can download the Boating Handbook from here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/index.html
There is a practice boat & PWC licence test available here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/licence/boat-pwc/boating-knowledge-quiz.htmll
There is a glossary of boating terms available here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/using-waterways/staying-safe/terms.html
Australian regulations require operators of VHF and MF/HF marine radios to have a licence, known as a Certificate of Proficiency.
On satisfactory completion of a multiple-choice written test, and a practical test, the Office of Maritime Communications, Australian Maritime College, part of the University of Tasmania, issues these certificates on behalf of AMSA, Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
If only VHF marine radios are to be used, then a SROCP, Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency is sufficient.
If MF/HF marine radios are to be used, then a LROCP, Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency is required. This also covers the use of VHF radios.
There are a couple of ways we can offer you support:
When you are ready for the exam, contact us using the Message system below.
Photo ID, e.g. a Driver’s Licence, is required to be viewed by the Invigilator at the time of the exam.