Power Boat Training

Powerboat Courses

There are three different courses of the powerboat program on the Sailing Pathway.

The RST is a nationally-recognised certificate of competency which shows that the holder has the minimum knowledge and practical skills needed to operate a powerboat safely.It is the minimum qualification needed to operate a powerboat in Western Australia.The course material covers practical driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance, safety equipment and dealing with emergency situations.
Step 2
National Powerboat Handling
This course is designed to improve your boat handling skills, especially in confined areas such as Marina’s and in swell and waves.  You will also learn more about engines and types of craft, and practice navigation techniques on a passage.
Step 3
Safety Boat Operator
This course provides the skills needed to support water based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres.  Over 12 hours you’ll learn about race course design, practice on-water rescue of dinghies and multi-hulls, and even get an awareness of techniques to support kite surfers and kayaks.

Course Dates
Follow the link on the specific course date to enrol. 

Recreational Skippers Ticket $220.00
Theory session Wednesday 21 June, 1800 – 2100 in the Centreboard Club House. The practical assessment times will be organised with each participant and the Instructor at the theory session.

Prior to taking the assessment, you will need to provide:

  • Proof of eyesight requirement.
  • Declaration of medical fitness.
  • Proof of identity.
  • Letter of consent (if younger than 18 years age).

Typically, a Western Australian driver’s licence is sufficient to meet the identity and eyesight requirements.
Information on each of the requirements is provided below.

MAC_F_RST_Eyesight.pdf icon Eyesight declaration and declaration of medical fitness
MAC_F_ProFormaLetterOfConsent.pdf icon Pro forma letter of consent (Recreational Skippers Ticket)

There are 3 components required to complete the course.
1. Study prior to the course by reading and filling in the quizzes in the RST Workbook. The book can be downloaded below, picked up from the On Water Group Office at the club or posted to you on request by emailing owgadmin@sopyc.com.au 

MAC_P_RST_Workbook7.pdf icon Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST): Workbook

2. Attend a 3 hour theory session consisting of 2 hours of revision followed by a 30min written assessment.
3. Attend a 40min practical assessment per participant.

National Powerboat Handling Course $300.00
Once you have enrolled in the course you will need to complete the National Powerboat Handling workbook before attending the first theory session. The workbook can be collected from the On Water Group Office or posted on request by emailing owgadmin@sopyc.com.au 

The course consists of 2 theory sessions and a 40min practical component per participant.
Theory evenings: Thursday 9 and 16 November, 1800 – 2100.
Practical: Saturday 18 November. Time to be organised at the theory evening with the Instructor.

Safety Boat Operator Course $350.00
This is a full day course including both theory and practical on water training.
You need to complete the workbook prior to the training day. The workbook can be collected from the On Water Group Office or posted on request by emailing owgadmin@sopyc.com.au
aturday 9 September 0830 – 1630 at the Centreboard Club House.
Please note during the training you will be required to get into the water to perform a practice rescue so bring your wet weather gear and a change of clothes.