personal water craft course (jet ski)

To operate a Personal Water Craft (PWC or Jet Ski) in QLD, riders must hold a personal water craft licence. QLD regulations state that participants of a PWC licence course must hold a current and valid marine licence before gaining the PWC qualification. The PWC course can be completed in aprroximately 2-3 hours and caters for both experienced and inexperienced riders. Both the boat and PWC course can be completed in one day (8 hours).

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.

If you are needing a PWC licence only, courses can be arranged any day and at a range of venues across South East QLD. All courses are conducted using the new Seadoo Gti Watercraft with iBR. The course covers all aspects of owning and riding a PWC including:

trip planning

This unit covers the basic preparation of a PWC. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Select equipment and prepare the PWC for operation

2. Follow correct starting procedures

3. Demonstrate knowledge of weather and tides

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navigation

This unit provides information on current collision regulations relating to riding a PWC in QLD. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements

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

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handling/riding

This unit covers the practical skills necessary to safely manage a PWC. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Operate a personal watercraft in both favourable and unfavourable conditions

2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the different handling properties of a personal watercraft

3. Exercise seamanship

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maintenance

This unit covers the practical skills necessary to maintain and care for your PWC. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of issues related to normal operation of a PWC

2. Demonstrate a knowledge a correct flushing techniques, general maintenance and storage.

 

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course costs and duration

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