Policy Info

Doing The Assessment

There is a multiple choice assessment within the course. To assist you, we’ll provide pre-course study material upon booking so you can be well prepared. Furthermore, we have a free copy of the South Australian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook available for download below.

Re-assessing If Required

From time to time people may be required to retest we will do this free of charge and on the same day. After this, if further training and assessment are required, we may give you an invitation to return. This would be without repaying the course fees, however a small retest fee may be applicable.

Rescheduling Policy

Once you reserve your seat in any given class, you are securing a space and others may be denied the opportunity to attend. Consequently, we reserve the right to refuse your rescheduling to another class. Boating Licence Course also reserves the right to reschedule any given class due to circumstances beyond our control. If we must reschedule a class, you’ll be given the opportunity to attend any class given by us within 1 year or to a full refund.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available.

Evidence Of Identity Requirement

You must present at least three acceptable documents as evidence of identity to the trainer as the course. This cannot be done before or after the course so make sure you have the correct ID else you will not be able to complete the course and obtain a qualification from us. For a full list of ID we can accept, click here.

Boating Handbook

Click or tap the picture to download a free, complete .PDF copy of the South Australian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook. We recommend students read this prior to attending the course.


Ticket pricing may fluctuate depending on time of year, course location, amount of tickets left etc. Please call our office to get a quote – ask for a discount because we are more than happy to oblige!

Young Adults (12 to under 16 years of age)

Young adults under 16 years of age are welcome and are encouraged to attend the course to learn about safe boating. However, these students can only apply for a ‘Special Permit’ via contacting South Australia Transport. We cannot qualify them in our courses.


You have not been charged any G.S.T.There is no G.S.T within our fee

Conversion to an Adult Boat Operator’s Licence

The ‘Special Permit’ is not certificate of completion and therefore cannot be converted into a Boat Operators Licence once the permit holder turns 16 years of age. A Special Permit expires once the holder turns 16 years of age. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time for a Boat Operators Licence Test.