Course Details

Boating Safety Education Virtual Course

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
Eyre Peninsula Area Boating Safety Education Virtual Course9 May 202306:00 pm – 07:30 pmEyre Peninsula Area37$119.00
Yorke Peninsula Area Boating Safety Education Virtual Course10 May 202306:00 pm – 07:30 pmYorke Peninsula Area40$119.00
Riverland & Murray Bridge Area Boating Safety Education Virtual Course16 May 202306:00 pm – 07:30 pmRiverland & Murray Bridge Area39$119.00


We are the approved and recognised State Government provider for SA Boat Licence Courses. 

Target Audience:

Participants must already be 16 years of age before attending this course.

Our course does not cater for children aged between 12 and 16 years of age. For those in this age group, you may apply for a special permit to operate a recreational vessel completed directly through a Service SA customer service centre.

Learning Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a statement of attendance which will need to be presented at a Service SA office when applying for your South Australian Boat Licence.
  • Please note there will be an additional cost applied by Service SA to issue your licence.

Learning Methods:

Our virtual course consists of three videos which can be viewed in your own time and attending a one hour online meeting to complete the exam.

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Surf Life Saving SA recognises that students participating in its training courses may have varying learning styles and support requirements. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy concerns, or abilities. Students with any special needs are requested to contact us prior to registering for a course to discuss suitable arrangements.

Program Benefits:

  • Training presented by experienced presenters
  • SA Government approved and recognised
  • Surf Life Saving SA is a Registered Training Organisation 40110


  • Boat Terminology
  • Collision and Give Way Rules
  • Licences and Permits
  • Planning & Preparation
  • Lifejackets
  • Understanding SA waters
  • Navigation
  • Boating on the Murray
  • Ferries and Flags
  • Water Skiing
  • Breakdowns and Emergencies
  • Speed Limits
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Registration
  • Personal Water Craft
  • Environmental Issues and Conservation