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Skippers Ticket Training

Australian Boating College, Western Australia provide 2 options for Skippers Ticket Training.

Option 1: Quick Course

Our most popular course by far, great for people who want to save money and time. You will need to read the handbook first so that you can prepare for both the theory and practical.

The day starts out with a 1 hour refresher (simplifying tricky parts of the workbook), followed directly by the theory multiple choice test (min. 24 out of 30 to pass).

You get 1 hour to complete this test though most people finish in less than half an hour. From here we go into the practical section which takes approximately 3 hours to train and assess.

Entire course is guaranteed, no pass no pay. $198

Option 2: Full Day Course

The day starts with a 4 hour training session covering the Recreational Skippers Ticket Workbook theory sections (we mail this out to you once you book course).

This is followed by lunch and then your theory test (30 question multi choice).

You get 1 hour to complete this test though most people finish in less than half an hour.

You must pass the theory test (24 out of 30 or better) to move onto the practical section. The practical section takes approximately 3 hours to train and assess.

Entire course is guaranteed, no pass no pay. $264

Refresher Courses

Got your RST but have had the boat in the driveway or the shed for awhile? Like to brush up on your skills before you head off out to sea?

Then our refresher course will get your skills up to speed and your confidence where it should be prior to getting out on the water.

The day starts and ends on the water, the only classroom today is the boat. We go over a trip plan with the relevant chart prior to course familiarising everyone with the planned route. This is usually done at the ramp or on the vessel prior to departure.

Our refresher course contains the bulk of your practical that you completed when you did your RST (see practical page for full list) along with a couple of other tasks.

We decided to add anchoring in the refresher course as we get alot of questions relating to this on our RST courses. Our trainer will demonstrate the corect anchoring technique for the conditions of the day, which will then be followed by all students practising task until task is done correctly.

On the training boat we also cover relevant IALA bouyage markers in the area and why they are there in the first place.

You also get an experienced master mariner to ask any questions that have been nagging away at you.

Course cost is $110 and lasts approximately 3 hours.

Confidence Convoys

These small convoys are designed to familiarise skippers with areas of our vast and sometimes treacherous coastline.

Convoy starts off with a weeknight trip planning session where the Skipper from each vessel must attend.

We then meet at designated boat ramp 5 minutes apart to avoid congestion to begin the day.

Our skippers are experts on the local waters they then pass on their years of valuable local knowledge of the area to you. Do not underestimate how valuable this knowledge is.

These convoys will commence in October.

  • Rockingham to Mandurah convoy
  • Mandurah to Murray River Convoy
  • Swan River night convoy
  • Mindarie to Hillarys Convoy

Private Courses Available

A large percentage of our courses are private courses, that is a private group usually at someones house or place of work.

If you have at least 5 participants who want to get their Recreational Skippers Ticket through a training course please contact us.

It won’t cost you any extra and we come to you… now that’s service.

If you are located in the Country Region, then we can also come to you. Just add $50 per hour travelling time to the fee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.