Course Details

Boating Safety Education Course

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
Boating Safety Education Course25 May 202206:00 pm – 09:00 pmSurf Central – 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach29$119.00
Boating Safety Education Course30 May 202205:30 pm – 08:30 pmChiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club34$119.00
Boating Safety Education Course15 June 202206:00 pm – 09:00 pmSurf Central – 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach36$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

Learning Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of the course, you will be issued a statement of attendance
  • This will then need to be presented at a Service SA office when applying for your South Australian Boat Licence.

Learning Methods:

Three hour day face to face learning will consists of visual information and 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