Our courses offer the flexibility of completing your licence online at a time that best suits or with with us in a traditional face to face classroom setting at our training room in Gold Coast City Marina. Call for bookings on 0402 413 423.

Boat (RMDL) Licence

The boat licence course can be completed by either of the following options:

Online Theory and Face to Face Practical

The online theory course for the Recreational Marine Drivers Licence is completed at your own pace though our structured online learning software. Whether your a novice, have had previous experience on the water or would like to complete a refresher course, this course will provide you with the basic knowledge to safely manage a recreational vessel. Topics covered in the theory session include: Trip Planning, Navigation, Weather/Tides and Emergency Management.

On completion of this theory course a written assessment and practical session needs to be completed to demonstrate competency and develop the necessary skills to successfully handle a recreational vessel on the water.

The theory component of this course can be completed in approximately 4 hours over as many sessions as needed. The practical session typically takes 2-3 hours depending on the number of students training on the day. Cost to complete this course is $150.

Face to Face Course (8.00am - 3.00pm)

The One Day BoatSafe approved course is the traditional method of gaining your boat licence and is the best choice for anyone new to boating or those who learn best in a hands on training session.

The course involves completing both the theory and practical sessions of the licence in the one day. Topics covered during the theory session include trip planning, navigation, emergency awareness, weather and tides. To complement the development of this knowledge, the on water training helps to build the essential handling skills required to safetly manage a recreational vessel.

Cost to complete this course is $150.

Online Course

Our online course covers all of the theory needed to complete your boat licence. Benefits of this option include the flexibility to complete this in the comforts at home in a time frame that best suits.

Combined boat and jet ski

You can complete your boat and jet ski licences in the one course. Click below to visit our boat and jet ski licence course page.

Course Dates

Our main training room is located at office #50 in Gold Coast City Marina. Full airconditioned facilities with an easy walk onto the marina and departure to the Coomra River. Courses run every week, check out our course dates.

Our Team Members

Our team will help you get out on the water safely by providing the knowledge and experience we have developed from working in the marine environment. We pride ourselves in offering the quality training resources that enable us to achieve best learning outcomes.

Luke Stratton

Owner and principal trainer with over 20 years experience in training within the marine industry. Has a love of all things marine.

Geoff Bagnall

Geoff has over 25 years experience in education and runs sessions on the Southern end of the Gold Coast from the Tallebudgera Creek.

Johnathon Rodgers

Johnathon is involved in all aspects of vessel management and ensures a complete maintenance schedule for your vessel.


Classtime is a 6.5m rigid inflatable powered by a 150Hp Evinrude Etec. Surveryed for 9 persons in current AMSA 2C survey.

Seadoo Gti

Our training PWC is a seadoo 130Hp Gti 3 seater. With IBR and OPAS, this pwc is perfectly suited to the training environment.


BJ is a 4.5 Stessco side console powered by a 60 Hp Evinrude Etec. BJ is the perfect training vessel for the rivers and creeks such as Tallebudgera Creek.

Training Room

Our training room is based at Gold Coast City Marina in Coomera with direct access onto the Coomera Rivera and Southport Broadwater.

Why Us?

We offer the most comphrehensive boat and jet ski licence courses available to ensure your time on the water is safe.


Where We Are Right Now

Office #50, GCCM, 76-84 Waterway Dr, Coomera, 4209

Telephone 0402 413 423 • www.safeboating.com.au • info@safeboating.com.au

Upcoming Courses

Our courses run every week from a range of venues across the Gold Coast. For further course locations please make contact to arrange a session.

Boat and Jet Ski Licence Courses - Coomera

Every Friday/Saturday/Sunday

These sessions are conducted at our main training room located in Gold Coast City Marina in Coomera. These courses can be completed by either face to face sessions in the classroom or by completing the theory component of the course online. Practical sessions are conducted on the Coomera River which is perfectly suited training environment.

Click here to register for online courses

Boat and Jet Ski Licence Courses - Tallebudgera Creek

Wednesday 3.30pm or Saturdays/Sundays

These sessions are conducted from our training room at Tallebudgera Creek. Courses completed at Tallebudgera Creek are typically done by completing the theory component of the course online although full face to face courses can be arranged. Practical sessions are conducted on the Tallebudgera Creek, Broadbeach Waters or on the Nerang River.

Click here to register for online courses