BLC - Boat Licence Theory Course


You already have the required boat practical experience and require theory knowledge to pass the required Boat Licence exam?

The four hour theory program includes final assessment for RMS. Upon successful completion, you will receive the required "Course Completion form" .

Take this form along with your 100 points of ID plus your completed and signed off boating logbook to RMS.

This trainer led program provides the theory components, allowing you to spend more time, increasing your knowledge on the water, making you a safer and more competent boat driver. 

Safety will always be a major consideration with your family and friends aboard, so it pays to gain your experience from an experienced trainer, who has over fifty years of boating experience.

 *Boat practical sessions are available to all participants.

In NSW, the government requires everyone who operates a powered vessel, that can travel at speeds of 10 knots or more (that's an outboard, about 4-6hp) must hold a NSW General boating licence to legally operate the vessel.

Since 2002, we have been proudly providing boat licensing courses to groups and individuals. We also have a fantastic team of professional and qualified trainers who really care and empathise with you, to gain your General Boat Licence. 

Completing a NSW General Boat Licence course with Sea School International on the NSW Central Coast will give you the knowledge to successfully complete and pass your NSW General Boating Licence, in a safe and supportive environment.

Sea School Central Coast provides a comprehensive face-to-face, step-by-step, presentation for all their boat licence and PWC licence courses in their own training centre.

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

You can also add PWC to your course registration and complete both theory and exam courses during the same session. To learn about PWC / jet ski operations, download the Roads and Maritime Services Personal Watercraft Handbook.

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.

What to do now!

Enrol in your chosen course date. 

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

Complete our trainer led powerpoint class, where you learn the theory part of the course 

Along with your trainer- Review the knowledge learned, 

Sit for and successfully pass the theory exam (50 multiple questions).

Following your course

Take your completed Course application, Course Completion report, along with your personally completed, Boating Logbook to RMS and pay for your licence.

You can pick up your practical log book from RMS or download here.

To complete your Logbook,

Complete a minimum, three separate boating trips with an experienced skipper (minimum three years boating licensed experience) who will coach and train you, then sign off your log book tasks.

The course, test and practical training are all 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 \

Licence Theory Sessions- Thursday, 5pm till 10pm

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 for Final RMS assessment

100 points for positive identification.

Such as NSW Drivers Licence, Medicare card, Passport or Birth certificate

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