The course conducted by DBV is a nationally recognised Licence Course. A certificate will only be issued on successful completion of the boat licenceand PWC test. At its completion, participants receive a certificate which they can present to Vic Roads, whereupon a licence will be issued. No further testing is required. It's the safest and best way to obtain your licence.
Personal Watercraft Operators can also sit the course to obtain not only their General Boat Licence, but also their PWC endorsement to operate Personal Water Craft. No further PWC exam will be required after the course. The course we run here at IDC Scuba includes the PWC Endorsement.
You'll need to bring along suitable proof of identity. eg drivers licence, passport, credit card, medicare card. Photographic Drivers Licence or Learners Permit OR one Primary and one Secondary.
The course is designed as a complete boating course, and covers:
Victorian marine regulations
Collision avoidance rules
Safety equipment regulations
Duty of care and how it affects you as skipper
All aspects of anchoring
Weather and tides
Engine and vessel maintenance
Assessment on the day is via a Multiple Choice Questionnaire. Two attempts on the same day are offered for candidates who are unsuccessful on the 1st attempt. If unsuccessful after the 2nd attempt, the instructor will organise with you for more training and you can re-sit the exam on another day.
Sessions are run in three different time slots
9:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
For schedule of upcoming course click on link below
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
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.
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