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Powerboat Instructor

Recommended length
20 hours
Prerequisite qualifications
First-Aid Certificate (HLTAID003/HLTAID011 or above)
Prerequisite courses
Minimum age
Maximum age

Course Overview

This course aims to teach instructors how to deliver the first two courses of the Powerboat Program including Start Powerboating and Powerboat Handling. Participants will learn and practise effective techniques for theory and practical instructing with continuous feedback and support.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be 16 years old and Water Confident
  • Comply with the State/Territory legislation including, but not only, child protection laws (if applicable in that state). Please click here for details on your State/Territories  child protection requirements.
  • Hold the level of competence in the Program they wish to instruct
  • Hold a current Australian HLTAID - Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a  current maritime licence, or state equivalent
  • Hold an Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling Certificate

Prerequisite Learning

Who should do this course?

This course is for anyone looking to become a Powerboat Instructor and instruct the Powerboat program at an accredited Discover Sailing Centre.



Course Outcome

The course aims to develop skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • General Instructing skills - Communication, planning, risk management, etc
  • Fundamental powerboat skills: low speed manoeuvres, high speed manoeuvres  
  • Providing feedback

Pending your success, you will gain the Powerboat Instructor qualification. 

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Use our course finder below to find upcoming sessions of Powerboat Instructor running near you. If there are no upcoming sessions close to you, contact us for more information.
SA - Powerboat Instructors Course - CYCSA
Sat 20 Jul 2024 09:00 — Sun 21 Jul 2024 17:00 AEST
Australian Sailing
Cruising Yacht Club of SA
TAS - Powerboat Instructor Course - RYCT
Sat 17 Aug 2024 09:00 — Sun 18 Aug 2024 17:00 AEST
Australian Sailing
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania