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Boat License for NSW and Canberra & Coxswain Courses in New South Wales, Australia

maritime training school mts

Established in 2009 and located at New South Wales and Canberra, Maritime Training School (MTS) offers various boat licensing courses and marine qualifications under AMSA and Roads and Maritime Services stipulations. The school trains candidates at various locations in New South Wales (NSW) & Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Maritime Training School trainers have a TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as relevant maritime experience. . The boat license courses are designed for both the experienced and the newcomer. The training locations are Dalbora Marinas - Cabarita NSW, Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking - Burraneer NSW, 3rd Mosman Sea Scouts – Mosman NSW, Rose Bay NSW, and The Dickson Tradies - Canberra ACT.

Training Programs


  • NSW (Sydney) Boat Licence Course: A NSW boat licence course from Maritime Training School will teach you everything you need to know to have fun and work on the water safely. For the practical components, you will board the 6.5m Brig Rib and put your classroom training into practice.
  • Canberra Boat Licence Course: In Canberra, you are not allowed to use power boats on the lakes. However, a lot of Canberra’s residents use NSW waterways for holidays and entertainment. This means that if you live in Canberra, you are entitled to a NSW General Boat Licence.
  • Personal WaterCraft (PWC)/Jet Ski: This is a popular add-on to the boat licence. Students will learn about safety operations of a PWC/Jet Ski before completing a short 15 question multiple choice exam. There is no practical requirement.
  • Twilight Express Boat Licence Course (2 hours):  This course for is for those boaties that already have a good understanding of the rules and regulations. This express course will provide the practical training and assessment as well as the Exam.
  • Private Boat Training: One to one training for boat owners.
  • MTS and QMTS Courses: Maritime Training School has recently partnered with Queensland Marine Training Services (QMTS) to provide an online learning platform for students looking to complete their qualification courses. Courses include Coxswain 1, Coxswain 2 & AMSA Exemption 38.

LAST UPDATED ON Feb 13, 2017

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