- Our online marine licence course
- The official marine licence exam (on your chosen date/time)
- Issuing of marine licence certificate (upon successful completion)
About this course
This is a simple, 100% online marine licence course. The teachings within this course has been developed specifically for Victorian boaters by our team of local Victorian boating experts.
The simple 5-step process to obtaining your marine licence
Step 1 – Book a testing date
Use the dropdown menu above to select an available date to do your online licence test.
Remember to give yourself enough time to do the course.
Step 2 – Complete the online course
Learn the important boating safety topics and complete our popular online course.
This takes around 4 hours.
Step 3 – Join the Zoom meeting
This involves a revision of key safety topics, a brief Q&A and then the official licence test.
This takes about 1hr 45mins.
Step 4 – Pass the licence test
Attempt the official licence test online under the supervision of our Trainers.
This is done during the Zoom meeting.
Step 5 – Get your marine licence
Upon successful completion, you’ll receive your licence qualification in the mail.
Take this into VicRoads to purchase your licence. No further testing required.
Anyone operating a powered recreational vessel on Victorian waters requires a marine licence. This includes paddle craft (kayaks, canoes etc.) and sailing boats fitted with a motor, regardless of engine size.
Our e-learning course contains audio and visual teachings from our Trainers. This is delivered across a variety of teaching methods, such as video content, boating guides, worksheets, practice exams and more. The teachings within this course has been developed specifically for Victorian boaters by our team of local Victorian boating experts.
The official marine licence exam is completed over Zoom. Typically, it involves a brief Q&A with our Trainer, a rundown of the rules and then access to the exam. Students must remain in sight of the camera at all times during testing.
At their discretion, Trainers may terminate a test attempt at any time if the testing rules are not being followed.
After successfully completing the exam, we’ll post out your qualification to your residential address. This certificate must then be taken into a VicRoads centre within 12 months of issue so you can purchase your marine licence.
Note: the certificate is NOT your licence.
You’ll need the following:
– A computer/laptop/tablet that has a microphone AND a camera. We recommend a PC/laptop running Windows 10.
– Zoom application (free download here)
Our e-learning platform works best on Windows 10 and Mac computers. It has not been tested on Android/IOS phones due the sheer range of devices and applications.
The online course is completed through an internet browser. It works with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers (using default settings). Other browsers have NOT confirmed to be 100% working with the eLearning platform.
You must be at least 12 years old to complete this course and obtain a marine licence.
– Students between 12 and 16 will be eligible for a restricted marine licence.
– Students 16 and up will be able to obtain the ‘full’ marine licence.
No. However we have an online course for the PWC endorsement which you can do at the same time; click here for details.
Note: students must be at least 16 years old to obtain a PWC endorsement.
1) The e-Learning content (guides, videos, practice exams, worksheets etc) has been designed to take about 4 hours to complete. This can be completed at your own pace.
2) The Zoom meeting (revision + testing) takes about 2 hours.
Yes. Training and testing is delivered by Sailingworld Pty Ltd t/a Boating Licence Course. We are accredited to deliver training and licence testing on behalf of Transport Safety Victoria.
Sailingworld pty ltd t/a Boating Licence Course ACN: 092 478 718 | RTO: 91229
Pursuant to regulation 30 of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Vic) the following persons are not eligible to apply for a marine licence:
– A person who is disqualified from obtaining a marine licence, during the period of that disqualification
– A person who is the holder of a marine licence that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
– A person who is disqualified from obtaining a licence or other authority to be the master of or to operate a recreational vessel under
(i) the law of another State or Territory, or
(ii) the law of another country,
In circumstances which, if they occurred in Victoria, would have resulted in the person being disqualified from obtaining a marine licence in Victoria
– A person who is the holder of a licence or other authority to operate a recreational vessel issued by another State or Territory that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
– Persons aged under 16 years of age are not eligible to obtain a personal watercraft endorsement
Applicants should also note that they will be required to meet the health requirements for operating a car, motorcycle or boat and this may include further testing where appropriate.
More information on this course can be found on our Marine Licence Course Information page or by sending us an email. To book into this course, you must understand and agree to our booking policies prior to payment. These can be found here, or at checkout.