For your North West Queensland and Gulf/Cape Regions Boat licence or PWC licence course please phone Jason 07 4755 1115

Licence Training

Licence Training
About the Learning & Assessment Process

Learning the rules requires the same amount of time either way. You can choose to do the learning with us in the classroom, or study online at times that suit you and in the comfort of your own home.

A regulated closed book theory exam must be done in the presence of; and under control of our approved instructor. Additionally you will do the practical on-water training and assessment with us.

When you have completed all training and assessment, a Course Completion Certificate will be given to you so you can take it to Qld Transport to obtain your licence and pay their fee.

The boat licence course timings are regulated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and takes a minimum of 6.5 hours to complete; including assessments, theory and practical. Additional regulated time is required if also doing the PWC licence.


Jason Robinson currently operates the North Queensland Section of Australian Boating College and can offer courses from throughout most of North Qld with regular courses in Townsville. Jason will travel to the Gulf and Cape York Regions for a course if the numbers allow, ABC North Queensland has recently invested in a full off-road boat and Jet ski set up to access even the remote regions where boat ramps are non existent, if there is a suitable body of water we can get into it. He has been involved in boats for around 15 years and is a commercial Mariner with many years experience obtained in the military as crew and skipper of military vessels and as a trainer for commercial Marine qualifications.

A keen fisherman and water skier, Jason enjoys teaching all the aspects of boating and encouraging people to be involved with the enjoyment of boating in the North. He offers tailored packages to suit the requirements of the general public, university students and military personnel, there are many glowing reference available for organisations if needed, but as a preferred provider for AIMS, Catholics diocese Schools and some State schools your can rest assured your in safe hands with ABC North Queensland, considerable saving can be achieved if booking large groups.

Jason offers both boat and Marine Radio licences and encourages ladies and men alike to come along for an enjoyable course to best fulfill your boat licence requirements with the knowledge and experience our course offers. Come out in purpose built Commercial vessel powered by the amazing 4 stroke Suzuki Outboard and be pleasantly surprised at what you will learn and achieve.

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