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Boat License Test - Theory and Practical Assessment

Whether you are a novice or old salt of the sea, PRBA is able to offer you a service based around your individual needs.  Our registered training centre is conveniently located in Mount Pleasant just off the Kwinana freeway.

Recreational Skipper Ticket - In one day @ one location

 To obtain your RST you need to undertake both a theory and practical assessment.  The options available under this process are:


Theory Revision then Theory and Practical Assessment:

Prior to sitting the theory exam a theory revision and discussion session of approximately three hours is provided to refresh key theory points.  The theory exam is conducted immediately after the revision.  A practical assessment is then undertaken including a general discussion on tasks to be carried out on the water.


Theory and Practical Assessment only:

Participants have up to one hour to complete the theory exam.  This includes the marking of papers and discussion on questions answered incorrectly.  A practical assessment is then undertaken including a general discussion on the required tasks to be carried out on the water.

On the successful completion of both the theory and the practical assessments, you will be issued with a “Receipt of Completion Certificate”.

The following schedule of fees apply for the various RST options.  



Using Your Boat

Using PRBA Training Boat

RST Theory and Practical

Assessments Only

$300 per person

$310 per person

RST Theory Revision, Theory Assessment & Practical Assessment

$310 per person

$320 per person

Private Tuition

$100 / hour mid week
$120 / hour weekends

$140 per hour


Need to know more?  See our Frequently Asked Questions make a Booking Enquiry or Contact us now


Perth Recreational Boating Academy is a proud donor and sponsor of Variety WA through the R Marine Variety Splash 2010 and 2011.  PRBA raised and donated $6,900 towards this charity to help sick, disadvantaged and special needs children.  PRBA also donated a free RST course to the Variety Splash for the charity auction.  If you want to find our more visit R Marine or Variety WA

National Powerboat Handling Certificate (NPHC)

The more comprehensive National Powerboat Handling Certificate is the next step beyond the legal minimum of the RST.  The RST is the basic entry level qualification for recreational boating and if you are interested in extending your powerboat knowledge and proficiency this maybe a good option for you. 

Yachting Australia requires the NPHC as the minimum for operators of boats in affiliated organisations, such as yacht clubs.  The NPHC is also the minimum pre-requisite for people to be trained as safety boat operators, and the minimum pre-requisite for instructors.  PRBA can assist you in obtaining the NPHC.  Please contact us for further information about this option.

Boating Safety and General Nautical Information Courses

In addition to the above services, Perth Recreational Boating Academy offers personalised tution in boat handling and familarisation, general nautical knowledge and theory and a personal commercial skipper service.  Please contact us to find out further information and discuss your individual requirements.

Authorised provider Yachting WA




Perth Recreational Boating Academy prides itself in the delivery of professional powerboat handling, tuition and assessment services. You receive all the support you need to successfully obtain your Recreational Skippers Ticket in an honest, ethical and relaxed setting.

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