Here at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Sailing & Boating Centre, we offer a variety of courses to suit those who are powerboat operators.

First Aid Course

This course will equip candidates to manage life threatening emergencies until professional medical help arrives. The courses focus includes CPR, treatment of common medical conditions and situation recognition and management.

Choose between: Full First Aid Course, First Aid Refresher or CPR Refresher


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Marine Boat and/or PWC (Jet Ski) Licence Course


Attend one of our 4 hour courses and pass the TSV test to start the process of getting your Marine Boat Licence. These courses are run by Melbourne Boat Training. Attend the course and be out boating in no time!

Duration and Fees: 4 hours (08:30 – 12:30) – $110

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Saturday 9 December – Book Online Here 

Thursday 4  January – Book Online Here

VHF Radio Operators Course

A VHF Marine Radio Licence (Certificate of Proficiency)  is a legal requirement for everyone who use a marine VHF radio. The new Australian Waters Qualifications is here. Develop confidence, competent, and LEGAL in marine radio usage. The course is of three hours, and covers theory and practical hands on instruction, followed by a theory and practical test. This run by Peninsula Boat Training Pty. Ltd. and held at Blairgowrie, Albert Park and Frankston.

Duration and Fees: 3 Hours (8:30 – 11:30) –  $155 for BYS members (normally $170)

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Saturday 13 January – Book Online Here

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 Powerboat Handling Course

16-POWERBOATHANDLINGThis Course includes intermediate boat handling skills and seamanship for a variety of boat types. The Course includes boat launching, engines and fuel, types of craft and navigation. It aims to improve boat handling skills at low and planning speeds, all of which may be practiced during a short passage. Powerboat licence is required to complete this course.

Duration and Fees: 8 Hours – $160


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YA Safetyboat Operator Course


This course will develop your powerboat skills so that you can support all water-based activities at sailing clubs, schools and recreation centres. If you want to become a qualified sailing instructor, coach or official, this course is ideal.

You’ll learn about race course design, practice on-water rescue of dinghies and multi-hulls, and get an awareness of techniques to support kite surfers and kayaks. You’ll also discover how to safely rescue or re-right other craft, recover persons from the water, and where to position your boat on a race course.

Duration and Fees: 12 Hours – $240

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