Boat Licence, Safety & Powerboat Training
Welcome to Flying Fish Sailing's Boat Licence, Boat Safety, and Powerboat Training Centre on Sydney Harbour
Get certified as a recreational boat skipper with our comprehensive Boat Licence and Boat Safety courses.
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced boater, our range of short courses provide intensive training in the practical skills and background theory knowledge needed by small boat drivers.
Our friendly, qualified, and experienced instructors will help you navigate the waters safely, legally and with confidence.
Boat Licence Courses
The latter not only grants you the NSW Boat Licence but also an International Certificate of Competence, recognized worldwide. It’s a minimum requirement for yacht crew and commercial watersports instructors.
If you’re pursuing commercial opportunities, start with our AMSA Coxswain Grade 3 course. It’s the first step in the AMSA qualification scheme and offers an affordable entry point to the world of commercial boating in Australia.
Boat Safety Courses
Prevention is key when it comes to boating and safety. Enhance your preparedness with training in Essential Navigation, First Aid, Safety and Survival, and Engine Maintenance.
Remember, operating a marine radio requires a valid marine radio operator’s licence by law.
Boat Licence and Boat Safety courses
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Coxswain grade 3 is a domestic Certificate of Competency for operating in Australian waters. The certificate holder can commercially operate a vessel less than 12 metres in length for limited purposes in specified waters. It is the first rung on the ladder of the AMSA qualification scheme and represents an excellent low-cost entry point to commercial boating in Australia.
This one-day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range) radio for distress, urgency, safety, and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC
This two-day course meets the requirements of World Sailing (formerly ISAF), RYA and AS for crew planning to take part in offshore yacht races like the Sydney to Hobart race. The course is also highly recommended for anyone going to sea for any purpose.
This one day course is for the Sydney boating enthusiast who wants a basic understanding of the operation and maintenance of an outboard motor. We teach you how to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and to rectify defects which do not require workshop support.
Boat Licence course overview
See our video to get an overview of what our NSW boat licence course covers.
Take Your Boating Skills to the Next Level
Outboard Engine Maintenance
Learn the intricacies of maintaining and optimizing outboard engines to keep your boat running smoothly.
Diesel Engines Course
Master the fundamentals of diesel engines, an invaluable skill for boaters seeking self-reliance on the water.