Marine and Industrial Training Services have been appointed by the Department of Training and Infrastructure, in conjunction with our partner company Australian Skills Training Pty Ltd to provide training, and also to undertake assessments of the newly introduced Recreational Skippers Tickets.

Recreational Skippers Tickets courses are conducted on most weekends and also during the week, if required.The RST course covers the essentials of pleasure boating in one action packed day and includes: launching

  • Launch and retrieval
  • Voyage preparation
  • Coming along side
  • Maneuvering
  • Safety regulations & equipment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Rules Of The Road
  • Skippers Responsabilities
Why do a Recreational Skippers Course?

Recreational Skippers Tickets are required for anyone in command of a vessel with a motor greater than 6 horsepower, for anyone over the age of 16 years. People aged between 14 and 16 can obtain a restricted RST but they are limited to an 8 knot speed restriction, and daylight hours only.

On successful completion of the course you will receive an intrim certificate, pending the issue of your Recreational Skippers Ticket, by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

The RST course takes the best part of a day, and comprises ½ day theory instruction that concludes in a 30 question multi choice exam. After successfully completing the theory exam the second part of the course is on the water, either on the trainees own boat, or in our surveyed unsinkable training vessel.

Topics covered in the RST course include responsibilities of the skipper, rules of the road, man overboard, towing, anchoring, maneuvering, emergency situations and equipment, launching and retrieving, and boat ramp etiquette.

Recreational Skippers Tickets, issued to candidates who successfully complete the course, are recognised by all other states of Australia that require boat operators to hold a recreational boating license.

If you prefer, we have our own boat that can be used for the course. Additional fees are incurred to use our boat due to the high insurance costs we have incurred.

simulated towing exercise
What does it cost?

Costs vary according to the course content and location. Currently costs range from $120 for theory and practical assessments using our surveyed training vessels. We can also conduct assessments in your own craft if you would prefer. Other options include a full half day training course followed by practical assessment for $180. Obviously, if we need to travel to Derby or Esperance, travel and accommodation fees will need to be incorporated into the total costs.

More Information
Overview - Recreational Skippers Ticket
How do I book my Course?
You can organise a RST Course through Marine Industrial and Training Services by contacting us using the details at the top of the page or by contacting us directly via email over the web using the contact us page on our web site.