Perth Recreational Boating Academy - FAQ?s-Perth Recreational Boating Academy

Frequently Asked Questions 


1. How long does it take to get my RST?

This includes the theory revision program, theory test and practical assessment.   You will normally obtain your RST over 5-6 hours.
2. Where is PerthRecreationalBoatingAcademy located?

The PRBA training centre is centrally located in Applecross. 

3. Do I need to attend different locations for the theory and practical assessments?

PRBA's training room is centrally located 2 minutes from the river.  The theory revision and assessment is conducted in a modern comfortable training centre with all the amenities that you need. The practical assessment is undertaken in close proximity on the Swan/Canning Rivers.

The beauty of doing your RST with us is that it is done in one central location. 

4. How long has PRBA be providing the RST?

PerthBoatingAcademy has been operating since 2003 - well before the RST was introduced.

Before the introduction of the RST we provided training and assessment for the Department of Planning and Infrastructure BoatSmart Certificate which was the precursor to the RST.  Prior to this we delivered the TL3/National Powerboat Handling Certificate and personal powerboat handling tuition to a long list of satisfied clients.

5. What qualifications does PRBA have?

You receive the highest level of professionalism in the marketplace. Tracy draws on over 35 years of accomplished commercial charter, competitive racing and recreational boating experience.

Some key qualifications include;


      Accredited Senior Instructior   

  Qualified Commercial Skipper 15 years 

        Full National Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

        Recreational Skippers Ticket Authorised Assessor 

        Yachting Australia Accredited National Powerboat Instructor 

        Safety Boat Handling Instructor 

        Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency


        Elements of Shipboard Safety


        Certificate of Proficiency in Small Pleasure Vessel Safety


        Certificate Small Craft Safety


        Nautical Knowledge Certified


        Marine Engineering Knowledge Certified


        Senior First Aid Certificate


6. Does PRBA guarantee the successful achievement of the RST?

Thousands of boaties have received their RST with the support of PRBA.  During your time with us you receive; 

        Professional service to suit your individual needs

        A relaxed learning environment and enjoyable process

        Honesty and integrity

        The highest quality service in the marketplace 


You receive all the support and time required in order to meet the achievement requirements of the RST.  We have been able to assist and support all of our clients to develop the skill levels that are required to achieve the RST.

7. What type of training boat do you have?

To keep our clients in the most up to date equipment you have access to a 4.8 Quintrex Centre Console.  This training boats is easy to learn and teach on, and provides the opportunity to build your confidence in the required practical tasks.


8. Can I use my own boat for the practical assessment?

Yes.  You can use your own boat for the practical assessment.  Using your boat allows you to undertake the practical tasks in familiar surroundings.  Just call on 0417 918 945 to discuss your requirements.

9. How much will it cost to get my RST?

You will not find a more competitive price for the high level of professional service that you receive at our training centre. Please see our prices on the RST and Training page.

10.How do I pay for the RST?

You can pay by cash, cheque or direct debit.

11. Do you cater for private groups?

Yes.  Many private families, friends, clubs and work groups have enjoyed the personalised service that we offer to obtain your RST.  This is a great way for everyone in your group to learn and develop the marine skills that are of interest to them whilst obtaining your RST.

12. Im not confident with the practical handling tasks how can you assist me?

You'll receive all the support and time required in order to meet the practical task requirements of the RST.  We have been able to assist and support all of our clients to develop the skill levels that are required to achieve the RST.

With the highest level of professional service available you will enjoy learning your skills on the water.