When : Weekend courses are held every weekend and midweek sessions are scheduled when there is sufficient demand.
Where : We operate from several Bayside locations, mainly Victoria Point and Redland Bay and periodically from Stradbroke Island and Macleay Island.
On the Day Information : We start at 7am sharp and complete the Boat Licensing around 3.00pm. The Jet ski commences then and finishes around 5.30 for large groups, earlier for smaller groups.
Course and Assessment Information : We will cover a number of classroom subjects which qualify you for attainment of a Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (RMDL). Now for the fun stuff; we will be on the water for two hours in our Government approved licensing vessel, "Assessor". We will run through a number of manoeuvring techniques and demonstrations.
Jet ski training is done on our Sea doo GTI 130. You require a boat licence prior to undertaking a Personal Water Craft Licence (PWCL)
We can also provide Gift Vouchers that are individualised for the person's birthday, Christmas, Fathers Day etc.
Pre Study : This is not necessary and for most people it is preferable to be introduced to the material in the class where you can see demonstrations and ask questions as we go. However if you wish to study beforehand we suggest you look at pages 10 to 20 of Beacon to Beacon. This book is like a street directory for boating in S.E. Queensland and every active boater should have a copy.
Identification : A driver's licence is the ideal form of ID. If you don't have a driver's licence you will need two forms of ID such as passport, birth certificate, student photo card, Medicare card, government identity card or bank/ credit/debit card.
Health Declaration : It is a Queensland Transport requirement that you sign a declaration that you are fit and well enough to participate in the boat practical session. If you are under 16 you will need a parent, or guardian, to do this. If your parent, or guardian, is unable to attend the training venue, please advise us and we can email an electronic copy that can be signed beforehand and brought to the training session.
Support : If you experience literacy / numeracy problems, please don't hesitate to contact us prior to the course and we will deliver the course in a more appropriate way to suit your needs. Our instructors are all qualified in adult training and assessment and are able to assist you through the process.
Licence requirements : The age to obtain a Boat Licence is 16; upon successful completion of the BoatSafe course you will be issued a Statement of Competency. Since the Statement of Competency is valid for 6 months we regularly have 15 and a half year olds doing their training so they can get their licence on their birthday.
When you present your Statement of Competency to a Queensland Transport Centre you will be updated on the computer as being licensed for a fee, and no further testing is done. The same procedure is followed for PWC Licence. An eyesight test is required if you don't hold a current driver's licence.
When your licence is replaced rather than re endorsed, the new card will show RMDL and/or PWCL. If you don't have a Drivers licence you will be recorded on the computer and receive a receipt as proof of being licensed.
Grievance Procedure : If for any reason you have an issue with a trainer or anyone connected to Bayside Boat Licensing please raise the issue with the person. If you feel you cannot do this comfortably please contact Lynette McDonald 0434148705 or email your complaint to (email@example.com). If you are still dissatisfied with how your complaint has been handled please contact Boatsafe Qld Inc as we are a member and abide by their code of practice.
Refund or change of booking : Refunds will be paid provided notice is not less than 48hrs, change of booking dates are welcome.
Medical Fitness Disclosure Form: This can be downloaded from the following link:
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us, and remember it is a fun, informative day of boating!
Lyn & Michael McDonald.