Are your courses accredited?
Yes, Boating Licence Course is accredited by the South Australian government to deliver training and testing on behalf of Service SA.
All training is delivered by our own vetted, experienced and helpful training team. All courses and training is delivered in accordance with government standards.
How do I get an SA boat licence?
It’s actually rather simple! After successfully completing our course and passing the test, take the paperwork the trainers give you to Service SA. You’ll be able to purchase your licence there and then without doing any further tests. See here for details.
Can I operate a PWC with an SA boat licence?
Yes. The SA Boat Operators Licence covers both recreational boats and PWC.
What do I do after the course?
Just take our paperwork into any Service SA motor registry. You can even do this the same day as the course!
How many students are in the class?
Sizes vary depending on location and time of year, but generally a dozen or so students per course.
Is the course suitable for beginners?
Of course! What better way to get into the fun boating has to offer than to learn from professional, experienced skippers? We keep the learning at a level suitable for beginners, so every student can follow along for a simple, enjoyable course.
Can I change my course date?
When you book a course, we incur costs hiring a venue and confirming a trainer. So if you absolutely cannot attend your booked course, you may be charged an administrative fee to reschedule.
As per company policy, once you reserve your seat in any given class, you are securing a space and others may be denied the opportunity to attend. Consequently, we reserve the right to refuse your rescheduling to another class. Boating Licence Course also reserves the right to reschedule any given class due to circumstances beyond our control. If we must reschedule a class, you’ll be given the opportunity to attend any class given by us within 1 year or to a full refund.
My certificate’s expired. Can I get another?
No. Once the certificate has gone past 6 months from date of issue, you will need to re-attend a course and re-sit the test. If you do not want to do this, you can simply attempt the test at Service SA instead.
I lost my certificate. Can I get another?
Assuming it is within the 6 months expiry period, we are able to recreate your paperwork. Simply give us a call and we’ll be able to post out a new certificate for you.
Administrative fees may apply.
Note: certificates will be dated from the original date of your course. It’s important you don’t leave this to the last minute as the new certificate may not reach you in time.
How much are course tickets?
Up-to-date ticket pricing is displayed on the course’s product page.
Can I get a refund?
The instant you book, we incur costs related to your course.
As per company policy, all sales are final. In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available.
Are the trainers qualified?
Absolutely. All trainers have a current Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, a valid Working With Children check, a current Police Check, and current First Aid certificate.
Qualifications are kept up to date to ensure you only get taught by qualified, accredited trainers.
What do I need to bring to the course?
Your ID and a smile!
How do I book?
Are online payments secure?
We only accept online payments through PayPal. This is because PayPal monitor every transaction and your financial data is heavily guarded behind their advanced encryption to help prevent fraud and identity theft.
Do I need a PayPal account to purchase?
No. You can simply pay with a credit or debit card without creating a PayPal account. Those who have a PayPal account can sign in to pay via their account if they wish.
Can kids do this course?
Students aged under 16 years are welcome to attend for learning purposes only however we cannot qualify them for their licence.
The path to obtain a licence for these students can be seen here.
How often do you run courses?
It depends on location, but we generally have courses running every week of the year across SA. See here for dates, times and locations.
Is any practical training required?
Not for adults (16 years & up). There is currently no requirement for on-water training to obtain a SA boat licence.
Can I fail the test?
Guaranteeing a pass to get a licence puts yourself and the boating community at risk so no one should expect to be passed through without a substantial understanding of the rules of the water. Thankfully, our experience in training and knowledge of boating safety helps the overwhelming majority of students pass on day 1.
What ID do I need?
Having the correct ID is a must have at the commencement of the course. It must meet the criteria outlined in the ‘ID requirements’ section of our policy page.
Students are required to bring three (3) forms of ID to the course. Typically, this can be a current drivers licence, a Medicare card and a bank card.