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
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
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.
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.