Personal Watercraft Licence (Jetski)
Paradigm Training Group's one day Personal Watercraft (PWC) course is competency based and accredited under the BoatSafe program approved by Queensland Transport. Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Competency for presentation to your local Transport Authority. Upon application, they issue your Personal Watercraft Licence.
During the course you will receive both theory and practical instruction to enable you to become familiar and confident in the operation of your Jetski (PWC) in a variety of operational and manoeuvring situations.
To enrol and complete this course you must be over 16 years of age. For more information regarding how you can operate under the recreational licensing, please click here.
Once enrolled, your personal watercraft course is valid for 6 months from the enrolment date.
- Collision regulations
- Safety equipment
02.2 Vessel handling (Paradigm PWC)
- Vessel pre-departure and shutdown checks
- Vessel knowledge and terminology
- Vessel handling practice
- Basic berthing and unberthing (port or starboard)
- Figure eight and reverse figure eight
- Overboard drills
- Weather monitoring
- Seamanship skills
- Complete medical fitness disclosure statement (Click here for preview).
- Complete the Personal Watercraft Licence exam paper
- Complete the Personal Watercraft Licence practical assessment
- Have lots of fun!
03.1 Learner Resources
- A copy of the PWC learner resource will be sent to you prior to attending the course. This will give you the opportunity to complete pre-study insuring a successful outcome on your theory assessment.
03.2 Vessel Handling
If you are unable to demonstrate competence in any of your required activities or during the four hour workshop you will be invited to attend further workshops where you will be provided with support and further opportunities, for practice and to demonstrate the required competency/ s.
In Queensland, a boat (also known as a Queensland regulated ship) must only be used for recreational activities, or for school, surf lifesaving or community activities—not for business, trade or commerce. To operate a personal watercraft, you must have a recreational marine licence and a personal watercraft licence.
If you have a supervisor with a valid marine licence on board, you can operate a boat or personal watercraft without a licence. The licensed supervisor must be able to take immediate control in case of trouble.You can only operate a boat or personal watercraft that is towing a person—for example, someone water skiing or riding a tube—if you have a valid marine licence. Certain rules apply if you want to drive a hire boat—contact your local Maritime Safety Queensland ofice to find out more.
When applying for your licence you will need to present the following:
• Completed marine licence application (F2334) (click here)
• Proof of identity (click here)
• Original and current statement of competency (issued after successful completion of this course)
• Pay a licence fee (click here)
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