boat course (rmdl)

The one day "BoatSafe" approved Recreational Marine Drivers Licence course involves completing a range of theory and practical components which provide the novice or recreational skipper with the necessary skills to safely manage a recreational vessel. The course involves the following four units which are completed in conjuction with a practical session.

New to 2014 is the option of completing this theory component of the course online in a time frame that best suits your work and family committments. For more information on this method of delivery, check out our new ourline page.

unit One - Trip planning

At the completion of this unit, the learner will be able to:

1. Understand the important aspects of safety equipment and maintenance

2. Understand the law as it relates to carrying safety equipment and the legal obligations of the ship's master

3. Ensure the vessel is seaworthy and suitably equipped for a trip.

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unit Two - navigation

At the completion of this unit, the learner will be able to:

1. Apply IALA Buoyage system 'A' and use aids to navigation not covered by IALA including GPS use

2. Identify and apply collision and water traffic regulations relevant to the activity area

3. Report marine incidence and follow pollution regulations.

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unit Three - weather

At the completion of this unit, the learner will be able to:

1. Access and interpret weather information

2. Interpret tide tables

 

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unit Four - emergency

At the completion of this unit, the learner will be able to:

1. Define and report a marine incident

2. Respond to a fire on board

3.Understand the importance of an EPIRB and radio use

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course costs and duration

The boat licence course runs from 8am till 3pm with a cost of $150. This cost includes all equipment and course materials. If combined with the PWC licence the course runs from 8am till 5pm with a cost of $250.

Practical training is conducted in purpose built vessels including "Class Time", a 6.5m rigid inflatable in 2C survey for 9 persons powered by a 150Hp Evinrude E-Tec. PWC training is provided on the lastest Seadoo Gti featuring iBR and ITC. Both vessels are in current commercial registration and comply with NSCV standards.