Powerboat courses use small powerboat which allow participants to learn the necessary driving skills and knowledge about equipment, seamanship, navigation and weather. 

Powerboat courses are also beneficial if not required for people wanting to assist in club events or desire to be an instructor, coach or official. 

Learn Powerboating and expand your opportunities to explore Australia’s amazing waterways! 

What are the Different Levels?

Start Powerboating

Your powerboating pathway begins here introducing practical driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance, safety equipment and dealing with emergency situations. Following the course you will have sufficient skills and knowledge to skipper a small powerboat.

Powerboat Handling

This one-day course is designed to improve your boat handling skills, especially in confined areas such as Marinas and in swell and waves. You will also learn more about engines and types of craft, and practice navigation techniques on a passage.

Safety Boat Operator

This course provides the skills needed to support water based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres. Over 12 hours you’ll learn about race course design, practice on-water rescue of dinghies and multi-hulls, and even get an awareness of techniques to support kite surfers and kayaks


Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you need to be to take part in a powerboat course

The lower age limit for training is 12 years old, however Australian Sailing recommends anyone under the age of 16 to be under the supervision of an adult when operating a powerboat.

Marine Licenses can be obtained from either your local Vic Roads center by completing a test, or through completing a marine license course separately and bringing your certificate to Vic Roads, unfortunately we do not offer certificates.