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Recreational boat and personal water craft (PWC/Jet Ski) licence courses and fees

Sea School offers same day, practical boat and PWC licencing courses across Sydney and in other regional centres.

It is now a requirement to complete practical, on-water training, so we recommend you consider courses 1 or 2 because they teach you everything you need to know to safely drive a boat and/or Jet Ski and pass your licencing test.

The training options are listed below. Give us a call on 1300 666 416 if you need help in deciding which option is best for you, your family or your group.

The courses

Course 1


Boat Licencing – includes courses 3, 4 and 5
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

This course is our most popular because all steps are covered on the same day! It includes the Practical Boating Course, the Boating Knowledge Course and the Boating Knowledge Test.
*highly recommended pathway

Course 2


Boat and PWC Licencing – includes courses 3, 4, 5 and 6
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

This course is made up of the Boat Licencing Course and the PWC Knowledge Test to obtain both Boat and PWC licence.

Course 3


Practical Boating – compulsory
Duration: 2 to 3 hours

This practical boating experience is in a small group, where each participant gains skills and confidence by spending time at the wheel of a training vessel with an outboard motor, launching and recovery of boats as well as mooring, docking, anchoring and man overboard.

Course 4


Boating Knowledge Course
Duration: 2 to 3 hours

This course is a step-by-step, classroom presentation about channel markers, navigation lights, collision regulations, boat wash, speed, compulsory safety equipment and everything you need to know to safely drive a boat.

Course 5


Boating Knowledge Test
Duration: 30 minutes

Complete the compulsory knowledge test.

Course 6


PWC (Jet Ski) Upgrade - must hold boat licence to complete
Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Complete a compulsory knowledge test.
*applicants must complete a boating knowledge test first or, hold a general boat licence

Private training

Private Training from $140.

We can quickly arrange a course for your group, company or family anywhere in Sydney, including Sydney West, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Central Coast, Port Stephens and regional centres statewide. Minimum numbers required. The School will travel to your place of business, club or region: when and where you want it.

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Just wanted to thank you and your staff at Sea School. I have over 20 years experience in the teaching profession and work closely with Macquarie Uni & UTS and I can certainly say that your methods of teaching were spot on.

Craig Mitchell, Managing Director, Sydney Harbour Bookings

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