Frequently Asked Questions

What general information about the course would you tell me over the phone?

The Boat Course runs for 4 hours, which includes, enrolment, training and testing.

  • The first 30 mins is dedicated to enrolment;
  • The next 3 hours are dedicated to training students with suitable breaks along the way;
  • The last 3o minutes is dedicated to the test;

Upon passing the test you will receive a certificate at the completion of the training (on the day).

You MUST bring suitable identication along to the course to enrol. 

If you hold an Australian issued driver’s licence (must have a photo), that will be all that is required. 

If you don’t have an Australian issued driver’s licence, you must bring both a primary and a secondary identification.

The most common primary identification will be:


The most common secondary identifcation will be:


If you don’t have any of these identification documents or cards, please press on the following link EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY REQUIREMENTS


Training Fees

Our training fees are separate to the licence fees that are paid to VicRoads for your Marine Licence.

VicRoads Fees are as follows (for initial issue of a marine licence VicRoads only offer a 5 year licence):

Prices correct as at 20/12/2017. 

  • General Marine Licence $185
  • Marine with PWC endorsement $210.50
  • Restricted Marine Licence (under 16) $92.50


How long does the certificate last?

12 months from the date of issue, printed on the certificate.

I have a group of friends and we want to have a private course at our home.

If you have a group of 10 or more we are happy to organise a course in your location at a suitable commercial venue. Maritime Safety Victoria have rules for where a training course can be held. The premises must be a commercial premise, it must comply with OH&S requirements, have suitable toilets and a reasonable size to take into account the comfort and safety of students participating in the course.

Get in touch for more information.

What should I bring when I attended this training course?

We recommend you bring snack foods to eat during the course, a black or blue pen, suitable identification (refer to Evidence of Identity page on this website) and the course fees in cash.

What happens if I don't pass the test?

You will be given further training and retested again on the day of training. You can only be tested twice on any given day. No further course fees will be paid for further training and testing in the days following the course date. Further training and testing costs will be met by Adam’s Boat Course.

How long does the course go for?
The total course time is 4 hours. The first half a hour will be registration/Admin followed by three hours of training and then finishing up with thirty minutes of testing.
What are the Assessment Process and Requirements?
The assessment is conducted under test conditions where each participant is handed a question sheet and answer sheet.

There are 30 multiple choice questions for the boat component and you are required to get minimum 26 correct to be found competent.

There are 15 multiple choice questions for the PWC (jetski) component and you are required to get minimum 13 correct to be found competent.

What is your refund & cancellation policy?

Cancellation by the participant

In cases where the participant cancels their enrolment in a course offered by Adam’s Boat Course as an Approved Training Provider of Maritime Safety Victoria they will be offered a full refund of any monies paid so long as the cancellation is notified at least 48 hours prior to the commencement time for the course.

If the cancellation is notified less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course the Chief Executive Officer may offer a refund, offer full or partial credit for another course or may refuse a refund at their discretion. In cases where there are extreme or extenuating circumstances requiring a participant to cancel less than 48 hours before the commencement of the course the participant is encouraged to explain their situation, and to provide evidence if possible, to the staff of Adam’s Boat Course. This will assist in making a case for special consideration.

Cancellation by Adam’s Boat Course

Adam’s Boat Course my cancel a course, if a course is cancelled by Adam’s Boat Course all participants will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid. At the discretion of the participant they may choose to instead use the refund owed to them as credit for another course enrolment.

What are the fees for replacing lost or misplaced certificates?

There is a $30 administration fee for the replacement of lost or misplaced certificates. Where the certificate has been incorrectly filled in by Adam’s Boat Course staff, a replacement certificate will be provided for free with the return of the defective certificate.

Click here to order a replacement certificate.

Eligibility for enrolment.

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
o (i) the law of another State or Territory, or
o (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

    What if I have special needs?

    Adam’s Boat Course caters for persons with special learning needs.

    Out trainers are experienced & professional & will guide you through the course in a relaxed environment.

    To attend a course participants need a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy and a good understanding of the English language.

    Please get in touch to discuss your learning needs prior to attending a course.

      I have my boat licence and I just want to get my Jestki endorsement. Do I have to sit through the whole course?

      Yes. The jetski component is one part of the course, but there is information all through the course that relates to both boats and jetski that is ‘required knowlegde’ to pass the jetski test. Please note from the 18/12/2017 a person under the age of 16 years old is no longer eligible to obtain a PWC (Jetski) endorsement. 

        How old do I need to be to attend a course?

        12-15 year old’s are eligible for a restricted boat, student’s must complete all the same testing as a full boat licence however will have some restrictions placed on their licence. NOTE: A person under 16 years old is no longer able to obtain a restricted PWC (jetski) endorsement. 

        From 16 years and older students are eligible for a full boat licence.

        * Students can attend a boat licence course from 11 years of age, however are not able to have the actual licence issued at VicRoads until they turn 12.