Recreational Skippers Ticket

Course Description and Outcomes

The Government of Western Australia, through the Department of Transport (DoT) requires anyone who operates a power-craft greater than 6hp (4.5kw) to have a  Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST). The RST is a qualification based on a set of marine safety competencies that a skipper will be required to demonstrate to an authorised assessor.

Surf Lifesaving Western Australia as a peak aquatic body has been approved as an Authorised Provider of the RST. SLSWA has been educating and training the community in safe aquatic practices for almost 100 years. Our team of RST Assessors are highly skilled and DoT approved.   In addition, SLSWA has the ability to provide training through external providers, operating in partnership with SLSWA.   

There are three levels of entry to the RST:

  1. Limited Boating Skills & Knowledge
  2. Practical Exemption (Owned a boat for greater than 5 years)
  3. Prior Qualifications – Prior learning on boat driving

Course Content

  • Collision Avoidance
  • Navigation Lights
  • IALA Buoyage
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Safety Equipment
  • Emergency Situations

Course Duration

Surf Lifesaving WA offers both Theory Assessments and Practical.

Training is provided through instruction and self teaching exercises (Workbook & PowerPoint).

Course Information

Minimum Age Requirement:   14 years
Pre-requisite:   Nil

On successfully completing the assessment, candidates will receive the Western Australian issued license the Recreational Skippers Ticket. This is a life-time qualification without annual registration fees.

Course Fees

Skills Recognition: $40.00

The Theory and Practical Assessment Fee may vary and will be dependent on what level of prior instruction is required.
A fee will be agreed upon prior to assessment. A minimum fee of $185 can be expected.

 Course Enquiry 

Price include assessment until successful completion, all course materials, information pack