BLC - Boat Licence Course


Driving a powerboat on local waterways is enjoyable and fun- The time you spend on the water with our experienced trainer, will increase your overall knowledge and make your day safer, on the water.  No need for Logbooks

In NSW a Boat Licence is required for people over 12 years of age, to complete training, prior to operating a powered vessel at speeds above ten knots.

Theory courses are scheduled each week on a Thursday evening, between 5pm and 9:30pm. Practical training takes place on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 3pm till 6:30pm

Join the thousands of happy boaters who have enjoyed our programs.

Book today and "Lets Go Boating!"

Sea School provides a comprehensive face to face, step by step, presentation by experienced trainers for all boat licence and PWC licence courses.

It is not a requirement to study before the course. Should you want to pre read or study beforehand, you can  download a copy here- Boating handbook. This Learner's guide includes a list of study questions known as the 'Boating Knowledge Quiz'. 

To learn about PWC / jet ski operations, download the RMS Personal Watercraft Handbook.

You will need to provide Proof of Identity when you register for a course- I.E. current Drivers licence, Medicare card, Australian Passport, Birth certificate, etc. Enough to meet the Govts. 100 point system. 

What will you learn?

Essential boating information

Licence and registration

Know the rules and regulations

Safety equipment

Sound signals and navigation lights

Plan your voyage and get back safely

Give way and distance off

Navigation marks and signs

Speed zones and night safety

Person overboard and hypothermia

Manoeuvre and handle a boat

Wind, current, waves and boat wash

Anchoring and safe operations

What to do in an emergency

Raise alarms and distress signals

Situation awareness and vessel traffic

Water ski and jet ski rules

Smart tips for safer boating

We are also professional and patient. You can be assured of our utmost assistance and attention to your learning.

The course, test and practical training are competencies derived from activity specialisation seen within the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package:

MEM50008B – Carry out trip preparation and planning

MEM50009B – Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

MEM50010B – Respond to boating emergencies and incidents 

This course involves all theory, examinations and practical training to fulfill all NSW powerboat Licence requirements. You will receive a Course Completion Report to take along to NSW Services to pay for your licence.

Course times

Licence Theory Session- Thursday, 5pm till 10pm

Practical Session- 3pm to 6pm on following Saturday or Sunday 


Sea School International is committed to providing an effective, efficient, timely, fair and confidential complaints and appeals handling procedure for all students. Please view our Complaint Management Procedure for further information on how to lodge your complaint. 


You must be able to communicate orally in English. If you have difficulties in this regard we recommend that you contact NSW Maritime or visit your local NSW Maritime office who will arrange an appointment with an interpreter.

We are also able to conduct the tests orally, for applicants with special needs.

The Diaz family Trust trading as Pro Dive Central Coast (ABN 15971198063) is an authorised Nominated Representative of Sea School International Pty Ltd (ABN 27 140 038 713, RTO 91732) and is approved by NSW Maritime to provide practical boat training and/or knowledge testing for the NSW general boat driving licence and PWC driving licence.

Minimum age 12 100 points ID

Bookings essential

Trainer led theory session Trainer led On water practical session Required paperwork to purchase your licence

No need for Log Books

Proof of Identification to a value of 100 points

Enclosed shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, jumper or spray jacket.

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