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Online Boating Courses

Our self paced e-learning is structured to help you learn about boat handling, navigation and safety and teach the broader seamanship skills needed to be confident and safe on the water.

Online Marine Radio Courses

This course is recommended for a VHF radio licence (SROCP). It is ideal for all recreational vessels and watercraft that do not intend to carry an MF/HF radio. The SROCP can be used to apply for an MMSI number. AMSA requires the SROCP to issue a Coxswain licence. You will need to show your VHF radio licence to use an International Certificate of Competency (ICC).
$135 (AUD)
Takes around 4 hours to complete.
This course is the recommended pathway to the VHF, MF, and HF licence (LROCP). It also includes VHF training and licence. AMSA requires the LROCP for Master 5 tickets upwards, including using the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially in Australia. Operators with this qualification are mandated for most Category 1 and 2 races in Australia.
$149  (AUD)
Takes around 6 hours to complete.

Online Skipper Course

This self paced e-learning course offers a flexible opportunity for learning how to prepare for short and long passages, manage your boat and crew, understand your boat's systems, practice your boat handling, and improve boating skills. 

The strategies you learn are structured, effective, and perfect for anyone who skippers monohull sailing yachts, catamarans and motor cruisers!

$200 (AUD)
Takes around 7 hours to complete.

Safety & Passage Planning


This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of inshore navigation and safety in an easy to understand e-learning format. If you are preparing for your first coastal passages, this course is an ideal starting point.

$220 (AUD)
Takes around 8 hours to complete.
Learn seamanship, passage planning, and navigation through a modern lens. Navigate confidently in today's electronic-first era, mastering interactive weather forecasting in an enjoyable e-learning format that has been developed by Above & Beyond Boating and recognised by the RYA for you to gain your Day Skipper Shorebased Qualification.
$595 (AUD)
Takes around 40 hours to complete.

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course

This course is the gold standard of skipper training and is highly respected worldwide. Anyone seeking to become an RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper, or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper is required to have broad theoretical knowledge and a high level of practical skill.

With a strong emphasis on passage making, this e-learning course will build upon your existing knowledge and experience to prepare you for longer passages at sea.

This course, developed by Above & Beyond Boating, is recognised by the RYA so that can attain your Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory Qualification.

$595 (AUD)
Takes around 40 hours to complete.

Safety & Sea Survival
e-learning Course

This course is an essential learning program for anyone who takes to sea. It delivers up to date information and current techniques for survival situations, including crew overboard emergencies and abandoning ship.

This e-learning course, in conjunction with the practical wet drills, meets the World Sailing and Australian Sailing Safety and Sea Survival Certification and revalidation requirements for the offshore special regulations.

$195 (AUD)
Takes around 6 hours to complete.
Do you know which pathway of training is best suited to you? Follow our guide below to ensure you will continually develop your skills and achieve your boating goals. 
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Complete Skipper Course

The Complete Skipper course is a comprehensive online (e-learning) experience that will advance your pathway to becoming a confident and proficient skipper. The Complete Skipper is a bundle of our leading online training courses. This course is a perfect framework for preparing for your boating adventures.

$895 (AUD) for 1 person.
$1495 (AUD) for 2 people. 

Taking Boating Lessons Online

"With the marine online training specialists"
Confidence-Boosting Courses

Our comprehensive online courses prepare you for real-life boating scenarios, enhancing confidence for all experience levels. Our marine online training platform is straightforward and easy to navigate, enhancing your learning experience. Practice tests and online assessments are integrated into your learning journey, reinforcing the material and building confidence throughout.

By studying your boating courses online, you'll enjoy the freedom to complete your courses at your own pace. This flexibility is designed to accommodate your schedule and learning speed, allowing you to engage deeply with the content without feeling rushed or limited.
International Recognition:

Our recognition stretches far and wide, with accolades from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Australian Sailing, World Sailing, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). This isn't just a nod to the relevance of our courses; it's a testament to our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of maritime education.

These courses are designed to enhance your skills and ensure you're well-prepared for your next adventure on the water.
Comprehensive and Intuitive Material

The course material is not just clear and well-explained but also intuitive, making complex concepts manageable. Each lesson is broken down into bite-sized, easily understandable segments, with supporting questions to reinforce your learning.

Our comprehensive range of boat training courses, including the International Certificate of Competence online boating license course and specialised boating training, is designed to cater to enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're interested in adult sailing lessons, marine online training, or yacht certification courses, you'll see significant improvements in your confidence and safety awareness.
Practical Application

Studying boating courses online is an incredible opportunity to take in the key learning outcomes without distraction. All of our boat training courses are grounded in practical application, preparing you for real-life boating scenarios.

You'll gain essential skills, enhance your safety knowledge, and build confidence in various boating activities, empowering you to become capable of handling a wide range of boating scenarios with ease and confidence.
Supportive Instruction

With Neil Driscoll at the helm, you'll benefit from patient, knowledgeable, and supportive teaching. His personal touch and responsiveness to queries ensure a supportive learning environment, making you feel comfortable and well-guided throughout your course.

Offering great value, the courses provide comprehensive resources, including videos, podcasts, and downloadable materials. These resources aid in your learning and become valuable references for long-term use.

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