The following is Pre-course / Pre-commitment information.
1. Course Fees
Boat/PWC (jetski) $120.00
Boat only $120.00
PWC only $90.00
1a. VicRoads Licence Fees
VicRoads Licence fees apply as follows;
(For initial issue of a marine licence VicRoads only offer a 5 year licence)
General Marine Licence $178.00
Marine with PWC endorsement $203.50
Restricted Marine (under 16) $89.00
Please note from the 18th December 2017 a person under 16 years are not eligible to obtain a personal watercraft endorsement.
Course fees paid to Victorian Marine Assessments do not include the licence fee paid to VicRoads.
2. Course Duration
The course duration is 4 hours including training and assessment
3. Assessment Process and Requirements
The assessment is conducted under test conditions where each participant is handed a question sheet and answer sheet.
There are 30 multiple choice questions for the boat component and you are required to get minimum 26 correct to be found competent.
There are 15 multiple choice questions for the PWC (jetski) component and you are required to get minimum 13 correct to be found competent.
4. Reassessment Policy
If you are found not to be competent both boat and PWC or either component, you will be allowed re-sit the component or components you were found not competent in.
If you are found not competent after a re-sit you will be invited to re-book and attend another Marine Licence Training course in the future without charge.
5. Refund and Cancellation Policy
Cancellation by the participant
In cases where the participant cancels their enrolment in a course offered by Victorian Marine Assessments (VMA) they will be offered a full refund of any monies paid so long as the cancellation is notified at least 48 hours prior to the commencement time for the course.
If the cancellation is notified less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course VMA may offer a refund, offer full or partial credit for another course or may refuse a refund at their discretion.
In cases where there are extreme or extenuating circumstances requiring a participant to cancel less than 48 hours before the commencement of the course the participant is encouraged to explain their situation, and to provide evidence if possible, to the staff of VMA. This will assist in making a case for special consideration.
6. Cancellation by Victorian Marine Assessments
If a course is cancelled by VMA all participants will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid. At the discretion of the participant they may choose to instead use the refund owed to them as credit for another course enrolment.
7. Business Details
Victorian Marine Assessments Is a trading arm of Victorian Forklift Assessments PTY LTD – ABN 90 600 238 935
8. Business Contact Details Including Trainer and Assessors
Victorian Marine Assessments can be contacted by calling 0448 338 240 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Validity Period of the Certificate of Attainment
The Certificate of Attainment is valid for 12 months from the date it is received (printed on the certificate)
9a.Fees for Replacing Lost or Misplaced Certificates
There is a $30 administration fee for the replacement of lost or misplaced certificates.
Where the certificate has been incorrectly filled in by VMA staff, a replacement certificate will be provided for free upon the return of the defective certificate.
10. Evidence of Identify Requirements for Attending Training Course and VicRoads
In order to enrol in a course provided by Victorian marine Assessments a participant is required to provide evidence of their identity. This must be verified by a VMA staff member who has been adequately trained as documented in their Administration Staff Induction Checklist or Trainer/Assessor Induction Checklist.
The VMA staff member will sight the original evidence of identity documentation and will certify on the enrolment form that they have done so.
Acceptable evidence of identity
Sourced from the MSV Marine Licence Training Administration Procedures
The evidence of identity required is defined as a photo licence OR multiple evidence of identity.
A photo licence means any Australian photo driver licence or photo learner permit which is current or expired by no more than 2 years.
Multiple Evidence of Identity
For transactions where multiple EOI is required it is necessary to provide:
- a primary evidence document (high quality evidence of who the applicant is),
- a secondary evidence document (to confirm the current use of the applicant’s name in the community),
- evidence of change of name (where it differs between primary and secondary evidence documents).
Primary and secondary evidence documents must be separate documents.
All documents must be originals as supplied by the issuing authority (or copies certified by the issuing authority, a Justice of the Peace or a solicitor).
AT least one document must evidence the address. If it does not then a referee statement must be filled out. The address does not have to be in Victoria or Australia.
Primary Evidence Documents
One of these documents:
- Australian passport,
- An overseas passport,
- Australian birth certificate or change of name certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Birth extracts and Commemorative birth certificates are not accepted,
- change of name certificate issued by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages,
- a document of identity issued by the Passport Office (usually issued to travellers to Norfolk Island),
- document of identity issued by the Australian Passport Office,
- Australian police force officer or Australian Defence Force photo identity card excluding civilian staff),
- consular photo identity card issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
- Australian naturalisation or citizenship document issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (read note 1),
- immigration papers (eg. visa) issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (read note 2),
- NSW Photo Card (issued by NSW RTA after 14 December 2005).
One of these documents that is current or expired by no more than two years:
- Australian defence force photo licence, or
- Victorian firearm photo licence.
Secondary evidence documents
In addition to one of the above primary evidence documents the applicant must provide one secondary evidence document from the list below:
- Medicare card,
- Pensioner Concession card,
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs card,
- current entitlement card issued by the Commonwealth,
- student identity card,
- credit card or account card from a bank, building society or credit union,
- state or federal government employee photo ID card.
One of these documents that is current or no more than one year old:
- passbook or bank account statement,
- telephone, gas or electricity bill.
One of these documents that is current or no more than two years old:
- electoral enrolment card,
- armed services discharge papers,
- current Proof of Age card issued by Consumer Affairs Victoria,
- current Victorian Driving Authority photo identity card.
Evidence of change of name
The applicant will need one of the following documents if the name is different on the primary and secondary evidence documents:
- marriage certificate issued by a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia,
- divorce papers (showing the name being reverted to),
- Deed Poll (issued before November 1986 in Victoria), or
- Change of Name Certificate (issued after November 1986 in Victoria). Evidence of address where the applicant cannot provide it with primary or secondary documents If an applicant cannot provide documentary evidence of an address, a referee statement is acceptable. The referee statement must:
- Be signed by a Victorian driver licence holder who has known the applicant for 12 months or more,
- Include the applicant’s name and address, and
- Include the referee’s name and address
Note 1 – This refers to an Australian naturalisation or citizenship document issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
If the applicant is under 16 years of age the document may be in the name of a parent provided that the applicant is also listed on the document. The applicant’s parent’s licence must be sighted and the number recorded. If the parent does not hold a licence, a statutory declaration must be provided.
Note 2 – This refers to immigration papers (ie. visa) issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
If the applicant is under 18 years of age, the document may be in the name of a parent or legal guardian provided that the applicant is also listed on the document. The applicant’s parent’s licence must be sighted and the number recorded. If the parent does not hold a licence, a statutory declaration must be provided.
11. Eligibility to Apply for a Marine Licence
Pursuant to regulation 30 of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Vic) the following persons are not eligible to apply for a marine licence:
- A person who is disqualified from obtaining a marine licence, during the period of that disqualification
- A person who is the holder of a marine licence that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
- A person who is disqualified from obtaining a licence or other authority to be the master of or to operate a recreational vessel under
- (i) the law of another State or Territory, or
- (ii) the law of another country,
in circumstances which, if they occurred in Victoria, would have resulted in the person being disqualified from obtaining a marine licence in Victoria
- A person who is the holder of a licence or other authority to operate a recreational vessel issued by another State or Territory that has been suspended, during the period of that suspension
- Persons aged under 16 years of age are not eligible to obtain a personal watercraft endorsement
Applicants should also note that they will be required to meet the health requirements for operating a car, motorcycle or boat and this may include further testing where appropriate.
This privacy statement applies only to recreational boat operator training and assessment services provided by accredited training providers (ATP) who have been granted ATP accreditation by the Director, Transport Safety to provide those services.
Victorian Marine Assessments is committed to protecting personal and sensitive information consistent with the principles set out in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic), and, if applicable, the principles set out in the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth), and any other privacy law.
Personal information is information about you whether fact or opinion from which your identity could reasonably be ascertained.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Victorian marine Assessments asks you to provide personal information for the purpose of allowing VMA to provide recreational boat operator training and assessment services to you and for the Director, Transport Safety to manage or administer accredited training providers and undertake the functions relating to Marine Licences, or as required by law in regard to the Director’s statutory obligations.
VMA is required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
Personal information that is collected by VMA may also be used and disclosed to government agencies, departments and organisations (for example, Transport Safety Victoria or VicRoads), whose duties require them to use it, in connection with managing or administering accredited training providers and undertaking functions relating to recreational boat operator licenses. Such agencies, departments and organisations are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) or interstate privacy legislation.
Your personal information will not be used for training other persons. All persons and companies referred to in any examples in training materials provided by your accredited training provider are purely fictitious and any resemblance to existing persons or companies is purely coincidental.
Victorian Marine Assessments will seek wherever possible to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up to date. In many instances VMA relies upon you to provide accurate and complete information and to advise Staff at VMA should your circumstances change over time.
Victorian Marine Assessments will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure and securely destroys or de-identifies personal information when it is no longer needed.
Transfer of Information Interstate
Government agencies, departments and organisations rarely transfer personally identifying information to organisations outside the state of Victoria, however this may occur in some circumstances where required or permitted by law. If transferred the information is afforded a substantially similar level of privacy protection it would receive in Victoria.
Access and Correction
You have a right of access to and correction of information about you. You may gain access to information about you that is held by VMA by contacting 0448 338 240 or emailing email@example.com
You may have your personal information corrected with authentication and proof (where legislation does not prohibit correction) or a note of dissension from an opinion or view may be attached to a file where this is possible.
If you consider that your privacy has been breached or interfered with way you can make a complaint by contacting 0448 338 240 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org