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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.

Nautical Training & Marine Services will provide non-english speaking licence candidates and licence candidates that require literacy & numeracy support with the new Translator Declaration form.
BYO Translator.

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


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 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 3 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 2017:

Boatsafe workbook Click to download

Online - download pdf Boatsafe Workbook (2017 edition) then 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 2017 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.

Option 3: Boatsafe online learnbook:

Boatsafe online Learnbook

Step 1: Phone Karla on 0412 550 570 to pre-book your preferred training assessment weekday or weekend.

Step 2: Go to to complete your boat and/or jetski licence course online.
(The Online study takes around the same time to complete as Face to Face Group training but with the convenience of study at home in your own time).

Step 3: Once successfully completed, print your Online Theory Certificate and contact Karla on 0412 550 570 to confirm appointment for your Practical assessment and Multiple Choice Theory exam.

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

Marlin breaching

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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Friday 11th August 2017 9.00AM - 1.00PM

Riviera Marine Crawley
Lady Skippers Day - New Date!

Friday 11th August 2017 from 9.00AM - 1.00PM AEST
Hosted by Skipper Karla Herbert-Evans. Register today for further event details and location.
Register Your Interest Now

(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 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  March 2018

The 7th Annual Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating will be on again in March 2018 with the exact dates yet to be finalised.
Karla will once again be conducting her popular Riviera nautical training educational programmes all weekend and would like to invite all interested parties to attend one of her marine workshops.

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.

(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.