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RST (Recreational Skippers Ticket) Course Information:
The Western Australian Recreational Skippers Ticket is a must have for everybody who wants to drive any power driven vessel (including yachts) with a motor larger than 6hp. As with a motor vehicle license there are both theory and practical components to the test, and you will need to pass the theory before you can do the practical. Our training package includes training for both tests as well as home study materials, so you’ll be well equipped with everything you need to be successful.
Our RST courses include two evening theory classes to cover all the necessary theory plus a half day practical training and assessment. The theory classes will take place on two weekday evenings, with the practical scheduled for the weekend at your preferred time.
Preparation – Paperwork
The Department of Transport require all applicants for the RST to provide 100 points of identification and proof of eyesight. If you have an Australian driver’s license or learner’s permit this covers both the ID and eyesight requirements. Please bring this with you to the course.
Additional paperwork to prepare:
- Eyesight Declaration – for those who do not hold an Australian driver’s license or learner’s permit you will need to take this form to an optician or your GP to be filled out. Forms can be downloaded from the DoT website You can get a head start on the theory required by reading the Department of Transport’s Recreational Skippers Ticket Workbook HERE. There are also some practice multiple choice theory questions on the Department of Transport’s website HERE.
- Medical Declaration – if you have a medical condition that could affect your ability to safely drive a boat you will need to take this form to your GP to be filled out. Conditions for which this would be necessary include diabetes, epilepsy, high blood pressure, etc. Download this form HERE (note: it is on the second page after the Eyesight Declaration).
- Letter of Consent – if you are under 18 years old you will need your parent or guardian to fill out a Letter of Consent. Download a sample letter HERE.
You can get a head start on the theory required by reading the Department of Transport’s Recreational Skippers Ticket Workbook HERE. There are also some practice multiple choice theory questions on the Department of Transport’s website HERE.
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AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATIONS
To make a course booking, please use the ‘enrol now’ button to go to the registration page. This will take you to an Australian Sailing (AS) registration page. Australian Sailing is the national body for the sport. RFBYC is a registered Australian Sailing Training Centre.
You will need to know the Australian Sailing (AS) number of the sailor in order to register or you can create one for a new sailor. This becomes your childs unique identifier and stores their course information for future reference which can be accessed by your registered club and yourself. It is important that the AS number is created for the person doing the course with their own name and details, this number stays with them for their lifetime journey in sailing.