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Boat Licence & Jetski Licence Test Gold Coast Qld
Boat Licences and PWC Licensing Queensland


Boatsafe training location is at the Dry Storage Customer Lounge (adjacent to the boat ramp) in the Gold Coast City Marina, Coomera.
Our training boat and jet ski are conveniently launched from here.


Qld Boat & Jetski licences and new AMSA approved Ex 38 course

Click for a profile of your friendly boat licence instructor Karla Del Herbert-Evans

By choosing us for your nautical education you can gain the boat handling skills, knowledge of rules regulations, and basics of navigation that are required by Maritime Safety Qld to achieve your boat licence, called the Recreational Marine Driver Licence or RMDL and jetski (PWCL) competency certifications.
We now provide Exemption 38 courses most weekends - AMSA approved assessor IN80 (TA91QLD).

We provide quality nautical education and training in sound seamanship by coaching constant situation awareness and adherence to the law.
Go below to download the BoatSafe Workbook activity pages put out by Maritime Safety Qld.
We promote safety and respect for others with whom we share our busy waterways.


Ex38 Course Information


  • Cost $750 per person.
  • No sea time or final AMSA oral examination is required for certification.
  • Two day training for people with limited maritime experience.
  • One day training for people with RPL and / or industry experience.
  • Exemption 38 will transition to Coxswain Grade 3 near coastal toward 30th June 2018.
  • You can download the student portfolio of documents or it can be emailed directly to you.
  • For more information see Exemption 38 course details and enrolment details or call Karla on 0412 550 570

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICES/RATES FOR GROUP BOOKINGS*


Minimum of 3 persons*

Qld Boat and Jetski licence course and cost details:
(course requires a minimum age of sixteen)


Boatsafe Course Type Duration Times Cost
Recreational Marine Driver Licence (RMDL) only Day 8am - 3pm $150
Personal Water Craft Licence (PWCL) only 1 Half Day 8am - 122 $150
RMDL & PWCL Combined Day course Full Day 8am - 4pm $250 3
Advanced Broadwater Practical Training Full Day 9am - 2pm $500 4
Navigation Chart Plotting Course Full Day 8am - 4pm $250 5
Individual one on one Tutoring and Course Revision to prepare for commercial marine oral examination - Coxswain - Master 5 (Master <24m Near Coastal) & Master 4 (Master <35 Near Coastal) Full Day 8am - 4pm $400
AMSA Exemption 38 Coxswain 3 Course (RPL dependant) 1 or 2 Days 8am - 3pm $750

1 am or pm depending on numbers
2 PWC only course must already hold an RMDL
3 Discount already applied to Combined Day course
4 One on One $500 - Duo $250 pp

Please read our Refund policy regarding cancellations and postponement


Boat and Jetski licence Certification:



Once you have achieved your competency certificates they can be presented to a Qld Dept of Transport service centre for issue of your RMDL or PWC Licence.


Phone Karla Del Herbert-Evans on 0412 550 570

To book a boat licence or jet-ski licence training and assessment also AMSA Exemption 38 courses now available.
Alternatively you can email Karla directly.


Course Content:



The RMDL and PWCL courses are comprised of theory and assessment using either the MQ Safe Boating workbook or the MSQ Boatsafe Workbook.
Practical tuition is conducted on our MSQ commercially approved Boat and Jetski.

At Nautical Training Marine Services we offer 2 forms of pre-study.


Option 1: Safe Boating Workbook:



Boatsafe workbook Click to download

Contact us to purchase the "SafeBoating Workbook" $20 (inc. postage) & complete questionnaires.

Please include your phone number and mailing address.



Option 2: Boatsafe Workbook:



Boatsafe workbook Click to download

2. Online - download pdf “Boatsafe Workbook” print & complete activity pages

You will need to download and/or print the BoatSafe Workbook (96 pages) to use as reference to complete the appropriate Workbook Activities.

The BoatSafe Workbook is free, click to download

See below to print only the Activity pages of the Boatsafe Workbook for submission on training day.



Click to download Activity pages 1 - 7
(as pre-study for completion prior to course date)
Activity Pages plus Completion Form
(pdf 1.1MB)

For those without previous nautical experience or if english is your second language or if you have learning difficulties, it is recommended to pre-read and complete activities in the workbook prior to your course training date.

Karla's profile
Karla gained the majority of her big boat experience through many Game Fishing Seasons with Riviera’s “Bob Jones Sports Fishing Australia” the famed Peter B Wright , Lee Marvin’s legendary Aussy Skipper “Brazzaka” (Denis Wallace) and many other Marlin Fishing Greats..... Karla has been conducting educational training sessions for Riviera and their team of experts since 2008 for educational courses such as “Women on Water" and "Skippers on Water” this year 2014 there are several new sessions being introduced including Tender Handling, Jet Ski Practical, Skippers on Water for couples, Mens Skipper Program and Riv Kids Junior Skipper Program.


Nautical Training Jetski and Boat licences
7 days Training Location:



We have scheduled courses listed each week for your perusal. Alternatively please let us know your preferred date so we may endeavour to suit your requirements.


Dry Storage Customer Lounge
Gold Coast City Marina
76 - 84 Waterway Drive, Coomera.
Gold Coast, Qld

Dry Storage Customer Lounge adjacent to Boat Ramp at Gold Coast City Marina Coomera

Dry Storage Customer Lounge adjacent to Boat Ramp at Gold Coast City Marina Coomera

The Boardroom GCCM click for enlargement

Dry Storage Customer Lounge at the Gold Coast City Marina


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Quick Links



Gold Coast City Marina
Gold Coast Tide Times
Bob Jones Sports Fishing
Seabreeze Gold Coast forecast
North Burleigh Surf Club
Willy Weather





Karla offshore cruising
Your jetski licensing instructor Karla Del Herbert-Evans



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(Above) Nautical Training & Marine Services contribution to the annual Riviera Festival. Karla Herbert-Evans facilitating and conducting Advanced Nautical Training with the Riviera Team for their Educational Programmes.

(Below) Hear Karla narrating a Nautical Traning promotional video.



Boatsafe QLD
MSQ approved Boatsafe Provider
Boatsafe Training Association of Qld
BTAQ Committe Member

Upon Successful completion of your Nautical Training Course.
You will receive


FREE 12 month Marine Assist Membership

(just like RACQ on the water).

Click to find out more about our new Coxswain courses (Exemption 38) to be offered here on the Gold Coast in early 2016.

Call Karla on 0412 550 570 to find out more.

The Safe Trx App is available for download here.

Safe Trx is a free smartphone app that will "follow you around" in case an emergency arises. It is a vessel tracking system that logs your sail plan with the Coastguard and/or VMR.

Nautical Training recommends it as a valuable emergency tracking system for offshore boating.

Phone Karla Del Herbert-Evans on 0412 550 570
To book a boat licence or jet-ski licence training and assessment also AMSA Exemption 38 courses now available.

Karla training at the Boardroom Gold Coast City Marina Coomera
(above) Karla training at the Boardroom Gold Coast City Marina Coomera.


Riviera Festival of Boating 19-22 May 2016



The Riviera Festival of Boating was on again from the 19 - 22 May 2016.
Karla once again conducted her popular Riviera nautical training educational programmes all weekend and would like to thank everyone who attended.





See you at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo at Coomera in 2017

Nautical Training will again be at the Gold Coast International Marine EXPO 2017 held at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct located on Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland, Australia from 25th to 28th May 2017.




For directions to Nautical Training & Marine Services. (see map below)


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Nautical Training is now based at Gold Coast City Marina Coomera




Karla Del Herbert-Evans conducting jetski licence training

Karla Del Herbert-Evans conducting jetski licence training



Read more about the Gold Coast Boat licence Instructor - Karla Del Herbert-Evans and her lifelong passion for the maritme world.