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East Fremantle Yacht Club is a registered Australian Sailing Training Centre and for those looking for an introduction into the sport or to further their knowledge, we can offer a range of training courses conducted by qualified, knowledgeable and experienced instructors.

Accredited courses such as the Recreational Skipper’s Ticket and the National Power Boat Handling Course are run at the club throughout the year, for more information please click on the below courses.

 Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST)

The Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST) is a nationally recognised certificate of competency which shows that the holder has the minimum knowledge and practical skills needed to operate a powerboat safely.

The RST course consists of a Theory and Practical component. Below is an outline of what each component entails.

Theory Session

The theory component of the course will take place on a weekday evening (usually Monday & Tuesday), from 6pm – 9pm, at EFYC. This includes 5 hours of tuition, where we will review the entire RST workbook with you, as well as 1 hour to sit the multiple choice theory assessment.

To pass the theory portion of the RST you will need to obtain a mark of 80% or higher. You will not be able to complete the practical assessment until you successfully pass the theory assessment. With over 16 years of experience in teaching the RST course, we will provide you with a comprehensive review of the syllabus so there is no need for pre-learning.

If you do not yet have a copy of the RST workbook you can download it for free from the, Department of Transport Website, alternatively you can order a hard copy by ringing the RST Info Line on 13 11 56.

Please bring to the theory session:

• Photo ID – If you have a driver’s licence with a photo this will both prove who you are and that your eyesight meets the minimum requirement to drive a boat. If you do not have a driver’s license you will need to have an eyesight test completed on an approved form and provide several pieces of alternate identification.

• If the participant is under 18 we will also require a signed letter of consent on an approved form. Please give the Club a call on 9339-8111 for more information if you fall in this category.

• A notebook and pen

Practical Training Session

After successfully completing the theory component, practical training and assessment is conducted, usually on either a Saturday or Sunday morning on the weekend after at a time suitable for you. This component can be completed using one of EFYC’s boats if required.

Please bring to the Practical session:

• Photo ID (as per above)

• Sun safe clothing and sunscreen

• Please also carefully review tasks 5 and 11 (log off and log on) as these will be assessed right away to save time for other parts of the assessment

Course Costs:

$245 (non-members) | $205 (members)

Registration Form:

To register please complete this RST Enrolment Form


Recreational Skipper’s Ticket Courses are held monthly at East Fremantle Yacht Club, if minimum numbers are met. 

Please contact us on 9339-8111 for upcoming course dates.

For more information please contact our On-Water Coordinator by calling 9339-8111 or emailing activities@efyc.com.au.

The Recreational Skippers Ticket is a pre-requisite to participate in this course.

This program will provide you with the necessary skills for the safe use of small powerboats, including the equipment to be carried, knowledge of seamanship, navigation & weather.

There are 2 stages of the powerboat certificate as outlined below:

• Start Powerboating – this involves prior study plus 1 day practical. Your powerboating pathway begins here, introducing practical driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance and safety equipment. Following this course, you will have sufficient skills and knowledge to skipper a small powerboat.

• Powerboat Handling – a further 1 day practical. This course is designed to improve your boat handling skills, especially in confined areas such as marinas and in swell and waves.

Prior study involves successful home completion (with periodical supervision and final marking by an approved assessor) of the theory aspect of the ‘National Powerboat Workbook’. Upon completion of the workbook 2 days of practical training with ongoing assessment are undertaken.

This course is run at EFYC by demand only. If you would like to register your interest for this course please contact our On-Water Co-ordinator by emailing activities@efyc.com.au or calling 9339-8111.

Please note – A minimum of 6 participants are required and course commencement may be deferred until sufficient numbers are enrolled.

Marine radios are essential and important safety equipment on board your vessel and are way to communicate with other boats or marine rescue groups and receive navigational warnings and weather updates.

These courses teach you how to confidently operate and use correct radio protocols and procedures when using a marine radio. The course content includes making calls, receiving calls, relaying calls, various call signs & distress messages.

Our Marine Radio Operators Certificates are nationally recognised courses and are required by law for those operating VHF or HF radios.

There are 2 certificates available through EFYC:

• Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) – this course is for those operating both (VHF – Very High Frequency) short range radios and (HF – High Frequency) long range radios which are designed for long range transmission.

• Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) – this course is for those who are only carrying and / or operating a Very High Frequency (VHF) short range radio.

Please note – These courses are run at EFYC by demand only. If you would like to register your interest for either of these courses please contact our On-Water Co-ordinator by emailing activities@efyc.com.au or calling 9339-8111.