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Recreational Skipper's Ticket
The Recreational Skipper's 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.
It is the minimum qualification needed to operate a powerboat in Western Australia.
Dampier Maritime School provides regular training and assessment sessions for RSTs. Run by a qualified Master Marine Instructor, the School is formally recognised (through Yachting WA & the Australian Maritime College) by the Department of Transport to deliver RST instruction.
RST Instruction consists of two parts:
Step 1 - Theory Test - The test includes answering 40 questions (multiple-choice assessment) where an acceptable pass is 34 answers correct. Study of the Recreational Skippers ticket workbook prior to the assessment is recommended. These are available from the Department of Transport website or from Dampier Maritime School.
Required to be completed first, Theory Test sessions are conducted at Dampier Maritime School every Monday night from 7pm onwards.
To book in - simply call Skipper Brad on 0408 801 040 any Monday morning to secure your place.
Step 2 - Practical Assessment - Once Step 1 has been successfully completed, Practical Assessment can take place. This assessment involves a series of tasks that are aligned to the RST Workbook and are fully explained prior to commencement.
Practical Assessment sessions can be booked to suit any individual requirements such as work commitments/shift work rosters. Date/time bookings can be made in consultation with the Instructor (usually at the end of the Theory Test session).
Once you have successfully completed the RST requirements, you will receive a completion certificate which allows you to immediately drive a vessel. The RST card issued by the Department of Transport will be posted to your nominated postal address in the coming weeks.
Cost: $280 per person (Discounts apply for group bookings)