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Boat Licence Courses

Our short courses provide intensive training in the practical skills and background theory knowledge needed by small boat drivers.

Boat Licence – Australia

Flying Fish runs one and two day courses for beginner boat drivers in Sydney Harbour.

Both courses entitle you to the NSW General Boat Licence. The two day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course also leads to an International Certificate of Competence.

Other courses for powerboat drivers

Most boat drivers require a radio licence as well as training in navigation and sea survival techniques.

For details of the relevant courses go to our Safety, radio and maintenance section.


  • NSW Boat Licence

    1 day
    Get your boat licence in a day! This course provides all the practical training and theory knowledge required by the small boat driver. The course is delivered in a fun, hands-on way by an expert instructor. We include everything you need for the NSW Boat Licence. (Age 12-plus).
    $395.00


  • Safety Boat Operator

    2 days
    This course provides the safety boat handling skills needed to support water-based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres.
    $695.00


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2

    2 days
    This course provides intensive training in the practical skills and theory knowledge needed by the small boat driver. You will learn to drive our rigid inflatable rescue craft.
    $695.00


  • ACMA Marine Radio License (VHF, HF, GMDSS)

    1 day
    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
    $350.00


  • Marine First Aid

    1 day
    This course has been specifically designed for those working in the marine environment and is ideal for boat owners, watersports instructors, yacht skippers and crew. The course leads to an internationally recognised first aid qualification.
    $295.00

Select any course above for more details or click at right for upcoming dates.