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 identification 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:

ANY PASSPORT FROM ANY NATION or AN AUSTRALIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE

The most common secondary identification will be:

A MEDICARE CARD or  STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD

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 08/05/2020. 

  • 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.

Due to the current pandemic

Any certificate dated from 01-04-2019 – 31-12-2019 expiry has been extended to 31-12-2020.

Any certificate with a expiry after 31-12-2020 will retain their original 12 month expiry.

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 attend 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/administration, followed by three hours of training and then finishing up with thirty minutes of testing.

What are the Assessment 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?

FACE TO FACE TRAINING

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. If your reason is medical you MUST provide a medical certificate.

There are no refunds for training already attended, whether partially or fully attended, regardless of whether the student was found successful or not successful and regardless of whether they have been issued a certificate of completion or not. This includes where the student discovers they did not need to attend the Marine Licence Training. It is the student’s responsibility to check with VicRoads whether they already have a valid boat licence or not.

Cancellation by Adam’s Boat Course

Adam’s Boat Course may from time to time 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.

Adam’s Boat Course reserves the right to cancel a student’s testing where a student is found to be colluding or cheating, behaving in an antisocial or offensive way during the course , no refund will be offered in this situation.

ONLINE TRAINING

Cancellation by the participant

Participants may cancel their enrolment in a course prior to being sent the training material. Once the training material has been sent by Adam’s Boat course via email or any other format, student’s will not eligible for a refund. Student’s may opt to change their assessment time prior to 48 hours before the beginning of the course commencement time at no charge, on one occasion only.

All requests for changes to course dates MUST be done by email or text message as these are time stamped.

In cases where there are extreme or extenuating circumstances requiring a participant to cancel once the training material has been sent, 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. If your reason is medical you MUST provide a medical certificate.

Cancellation within 48 hours of the course start time or where the student chooses to leave the course prior to the completion of the course for any reason will not be entitled to a refund. They may be offered the opportunity to book into another course after paying a re-booking fee at an amount lower that the original course price at the discretion of Adam’s Boat Course. No further booking will be made until the re-booking fee has been paid.

There are no refunds for training already attended, whether partially or fully attended, regardless of whether the student was found successful or not successful and regardless of whether they have been issued a certificate of completion or not. This includes where the student discovers they did not need to attend the Marine Licence Training. It is the student’s responsibility to check with VicRoads whether they already have a valid boat licence or not.

If you have not completed the training videos prior to your course commencement and are found not competent in the Marine Licence Test or the Personal Watercraft test, you will be subject to a rebooking fee, at an amount lower that the original course price.

To be considered for the opportunity for re-booking into a different course were a re-booking fee is applicable, the booking MUST be made and training completed within 2 calendar months of the original booking or all fees are forfeited.

Cancellation by Adam’s Boat Course

Adam’s Boat Course may from time to time cancel a course or assessment. If a course or assessment 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.

Adam’s Boat Course reserves the right to cancel a student’s testing where a student is found to be colluding or cheating, behaving in an antisocial or offensive way during the course , no refund will be offered in this situation.

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
appropriate.

    What if I have special needs?

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

    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.

    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.