Course Details

Boating Safety Education Course

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
Boating Safety Education Course12 December 202205:00 pm – 08:00 pmBeachport Lions Shed13$119.00
Boating Safety Education Course14 December 202205:30 pm – 08:30 pmSurf Central – 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach37$119.00
Boating Safety Education Course5 January 202310:00 am – 01:00 pmSurf Central – 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach56$119.00
Boating Safety Education Course11 January 202305:30 pm – 08:30 pmSurf Central – 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach57$119.00


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

Target Audience:

Participants must be 16 years of age.

Children aged between 12 and 16 may apply for a special permit to operate a recreational vessel. This will need to be completed at 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:

Three hour classroom learning will consist of visual information, practical demonstrations and assessments.

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:

  • Face to face training presented by experienced presenters
  • Presentation and assessment conducted in the one session
  • 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