- Short Course
- Study mode
- On Campus
- 9.00am - 1.30pm
- Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC)
This course is designed to introduce beginners to safe boating habits and assist them to obtain a Victorian Recreational Marine Licence with or without a PWC (jet ski) endorsement.
Approved by Transport Safety Victoria (TSV), the course includes trip preparation, weather, engine checks, safety equipment, emergency procedures, hypothermia, man overboard procedures, distress signals, rescue, steering and sailing rules, buoyage system, navigation lights, sound and light signals and safe boat operations. Please obtain a copy of the (free) Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook from either TSV, VicRoads or Lakes Entrance Campusto study before attending the training course.
Students are awarded a TSV certificate upon successful completion of the course, which must be presented to VicRoads to gain a Victorian Recreational Boat Licence (with or without a PWC endorsement) within 12 months of certificate issue. VicRoads charge a licence issue fee.
Federation Training trainers are able to deliver this course off campus. If you have a large group of people who are interested in obtaining their Victorian Recreational Boat Licence, please contact us to discuss minimum class numbers and other details.
We also deliver this course in Boronia and surrounding suburbs on demand. Please contact us if you would like to do your licence training in these areas and we will put you in direct contact with our trainer who will make suitable arrangements for you.
|Lakes Entrance (Seamec)||10.00am-2.30pm||3 July|
|Lakes Entrance (Seamec)||9.00am-1.00pm||12 August|
|Lakes Entrance (Seamec)||4.00pm-8.30pm||18 September|
|Sale FLC||4.00pm-8.30pm||17 October|
|Lakes Entrance (Seamec)||4.00pm-8.30pm||27 November|
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The minimum age limit for participants is 12 years.
Students who do not hold a drivers licence or probationary/learners permit will be required to provide sufficient ID evidence. Please contact Federation Training for details.
From 18 December 2017, persons aged under 16 years of age are not eligible to obtain a personal watercraft (PWC) endorsement.
Updated Eligibility Statement given out by Accredited Training Providers
Pursuant to regulation 30 of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Vic) the following persons are not eligible to apply for a marine licence:
- A person who is disqualified from obtaining a marine licence, during the period of that disqualification
- A person who is the holder of a marine licence that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
- A person who is disqualified from obtaining a licence or other authority to be the master of or to operate a recreational vessel under
- (i) the law of another State or Territory, or
- (ii) the law of another country,
in circumstances which, if they occurred in Victoria, would have resulted in the person being disqualified from obtaining a marine licence in Victoria
- A person who is the holder of a licence or other authority to operate a recreational vessel issued by another State or Territory that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
- Persons aged under 16 years of age are not eligible to obtain a personal watercraft endorsement
Applicants should also note that they will be required to meet the health requirements for operating a car, motorcycle or boat and this may include further testing where appropriate.
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