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Covid 19 Requirements – All students must be double vaccinated (proof required), wear a mask at all times and comply with social distancing requirements.

Why Penrith Marine for your Boat & Jet Ski Course

MAST Western Sydney in association with Maritime and Safety Training NSW (MAST NSW) a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #90440).

MAST NSW is recognised by Transport for NSW – Maritime as an Accredited Training Provider and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised training in every state and territory of Australia.

   Why train with Us?

  • Choosing MAST Western Sydney, we provide an informative and professional course on and off the water.
  • All enrolments are treated equally and with respect, tailoring needs to suit individual student’s needs.
  • We conduct our training in a purpose-built training room within Penrith Marine with all the comforts to ensure a relaxed learning environment.
  • On water training is conducted on the Nepean River, our training vessel meets AMSA and RMS requirements to ensure safety and comfort.
  • Our qualified trainer Stuart bring years of knowledge and experience. He holds a Master 24m NC and a Marine Engine Driver (MED3). He has successfully mentored students to achieve their licence in recreational boating together with a range of commercial students to obtain their General Purpose Hand (GPH), Exemption 38 (Coxswain3), Coxswain 1 & 2 and Master 24NC.
  • Our course fees are competitive. Gift vouchers are also available.

How much?

General Boat Licence

  • On water practical in our commercial training boat, boat licence Seminar and Test: $345  (8am til 4pm)
  • Boat licence Seminar and Test only: $165  (11.30am til 4pm)

PWC (Jet Ski licence)

  • On water practical in our commercial training boat, Boat  & PWC licence Seminar and Tests: $405  (8am til 4pm)
  • Upgrade PWC licence seminar and test $140 (must hold a current General Boat Licence).
  • Boat  & PWC licence Seminar and Tests only: $260 (11.30am til 4pm)

Practical only 

  • On water practical in our commercial training boat $200 (approx. 2hrs)

Want to know more?


We operate the course most Wednesdays and Sundays – Practical on water training starts at 8:00am on the Nepean river. Followed by the Seminar starting at approx. 11:30am and concludes at approx. 4:00pm.

About the logbook – Practical

There are 2 ways to complete your practical training logbook:

  • Do 1 trip on-board our training vessel. This course runs for about 3 hours and will fulfil your logbook requirements in a single trip. A great experience and fun!
  • Do 3 trips with a friend or relative who has held their General Boat Licence for at least 3 years and complete the activities listed. The logbook is activity based (not based on hours).

About the exam

  • 50 multiple choice questions.
  • First 30 questions must must have a minimum 24 correct answers.
  • Next 20 questions must all be correct.
  • If you fail the first attempt a second attempt may be completed the same day.
  • If you fail the second attempt, you may re-test at a later date at any of our courses Penrith Marine at no charge. You can also attend any of our seminars at no cost if you feel you need further training.

You have passed!…..What’s next?

You have successfully completed one of our comprehensive GENERAL BOAT and/or PWC (JET SKI) safety training course, you will provided with RMS documentation Valid for 12 months, from the date on the paperwork.

Take the certificate of successful completion, boat licence application and logbook (if applicable) within 12 months to your local Service NSW, along with your I.D and licence fees. They will then issue you with your General Boat or PWC licence.

Nothing more to do, all training and paperwork is completed on the day of the course.

How did we perform?

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Complaints process

Please note that the NSW FITC trading as Maritime and Safety Training (MAST NSW),  Complaints and Appeals policy is available in our Student Handbook. Page 20 refers to our complaints policy and page 37 contains our Complaints and Appeals form. or Contacting NSW Roads and Maritime is another way of making a complaint.

Cancellation Policy

A $100 deposit is only taken for those who book a spot on the training boat for the on water practical.

If you contact us by telephone or email prior to 24 hours before the commencement of the course, we will transfer your deposit payment to the next available course you select.

If you advise less than 24 hours before the commencement of the course or fail to show up at the course, your deposit will be forfeited as we incur expenses in road transporting, launching a training vessel as well as staff time and wages together with your spot on the boat not being utilised as it was held for you.

Please note that a text is not considered notification, you will need to contact the office on 02 4731 6250 and speak with a staff member during business hours Monday to Friday or email prior to the 24 hour cutoff.

If MAST Western Sydney cancels or postpones a class, your deposit will be moved onto the next available course or you are entitled to a full refund.


Maritime and Safety Training NSW is a registered trading name of the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee Ltd (NSW FITC) ABN 64 002 693 281, RTO Number 90440. We are approved by NSW Maritime to provide practical boat training and/or knowledge testing for the NSW general boat driving licence and PWC driving licence.

Nominated Representatives
Stuart Johnson trading as MAST Western Sydney, ABN 63 356 622 124 is an authorised Nominated Representative of  NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee Ltd (NSW FITC) ABN 64 002 693 281, RTO Number 90440 is approved by NSW Maritime to provide practical boat training and/or knowledge testing for the NSW general boat driving licence and PWC driving licence.

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