Nautical Training and Marine Services header with Karla on jetski beside training boat on the water

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

Karla 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: 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.

Option 2: 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 3: 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.

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

New Theory Training Room Location:

Bayliner Showroom
CWorthy Marine
200 Beattie Road

Vessel Handling Practical and Assessments Location:

Gold Coast City Marina
Dry Storage Lounge & Boatramp
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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Skipper Karla teaching practical helmsmanship during Lady Skippers Day courses for Riviera Marine Crawley

(above) Instructor Karla del Hebert-Evans teaches during recent Lady Skippers Day courses for Riviera Marine Crawley, click on image for upcoming events and see below for course registration details.

Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating  May 24 -27, 2018

The 7th Annual Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating is on again from Thu 24 May to Sun 27 May 2018.
Karla will once again be conducting her popular Riviera nautical training educational programmes from Thursday to Sunday and would like to invite Riviera Owners and Associates to register their place for this years events.
See Workshop and Seminar Timetable

Riviera Marine Crawley upcoming events including Lady Skippers Day

Riviera Marine Crawley

Lady Skippers Day - New 2018 Dates!

Riviera Marine Crawley Lady Skippers Day Thursday 7th June 2018 from 10.00AM - 2.00PM AEST
Register Now for 7 June 2018

Thursday 1st November 2018 10.00AM - 2.00PM AEST
Register Now for 1 Nov 2018

See Google map of Lady Skippers Day location at Shop 1A, 247 Bayview St Runaway Bay
On the map click Directions to help you find it.

Ladys Skipper Days are hosted by Skipper Karla Herbert-Evans in conjunction with Riviera Marine Crawley.

(Above) Nautical Training & Marine Services contribution to the annual Riviera Festival.

Preliminary to the 2018 Riviera Festival, Karla Herbert-Evans and her Nautical Training Crew will be delivering educational Seminars at this years Riviera Festival 24th – 27th May 2018
See 2017 Riviera Festival of Boating link to video.

(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.

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.

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