BLC - Boat Licence Course - (Private)


Private Boat Licence course

Learning to drive a boat with One on One tuition is now even easier! 

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


Sea School provides comprehensive face-to-face, step-by-step, personal, one on one presentations during your personal boat licence and / or PWC licence courses.

Pre Study

It is not a requirement to study before the course. Should you want to pre-read or study beforehand, you can drop by our centre and pick up a copy of the Roads and Maritime Services Handbook or download a copy here- The 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 Roads and Maritime Services Personal Watercraft Handbook.

You will need to provide Proof of Identity when you register for a course.

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.

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.

Mid Week, One Day Private Course schedule

Licence Theory Session- 8 am till 1 pm

Practical Session- 2 pm to 5 pm 

Professionalism- 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.

Trainer led theory session

Trainer led on water practical session

Positive identification to qualify for the 100 point system

Sunscreen, sun glasses, enclosed footwear, jumper or spray jacket.

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Flying after Diving

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