About Us

Welcome to Onboard Learning – the home of Queensland’s best online marine licencing courses.

Onboard Learning is a specialist provider of online Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (RMDL) and Personal Watercraft (PWC) licence courses. We provide our courses to some of the best BoatSafe Training Organisations (BTOs) in Queensland, so you can be sure that you will receive a professional experience from start to finish, and with BTOs within an easy travel from approximately 60% of the Queensland population and growing – your practical test location won’t be far away.

All our courses are fully BoatSafe approved. In Queensland, all candidates for a marine licence, must satisfactorily complete either an approved BoatSafe competency-based training and assessment program or recognition of prior learning assessment with an approved BoatSafe Training Providers (BTP) employed by a BTO. The BoatSafe scheme, modelled on national guidelines for the safe operation of recreational boats, is designed to increase the rigour of training and assessment processes improving the safety awareness, attitudes and competence of all future licence holders.

Our courses meet or exceed the BoatSafe RMDL Competency Standard and the BoatSafe PWCL Standard and are designed to ensure that you are able to get your licence first time, with the theory knowledge you need to be safe, competent and confident on the water.

An online course enables you to cut down classroom time, gives you flexibility to complete the theory at your own pace, and allows you to move straight to the practical portion of your boating course with your chosen BTO. We utilise the latest technology to provide you with the smoothest possible learning experience and keep your data safe in the most secure Australian data centre.

The Onboard Learning team consists of BTPs with over 30 years combined experience in commercial and recreational boating and a web developer with extensive skills and experience in online training with large private companies and government organisations. So whatever your question, technical or content based, we are here to help.

How it works:

  1. Select your desired provider/ location for your practical assessment.
  2. Choose the type of licence course you require:
  3. Register and purchase your course directly from your selected provider.
  4. Complete the online theory course at your own pace in one session or over multiple sessions (progress is recorded so you can resume from where you left off each time).
  5. When you have completed your online theory course contact your chosen provider to arrange your practical assessment.
  6. Once competent you will be issued with your statement(s) of competency. These must be presented to Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) within 6 months, upon payment of their processing fee you will receive your licence.
Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (RMDL)