Assessment Details

Before attending you will need to read the Skippers Ticket Workbook 7th edition. The Skippers Tickets Now practice quizzes have been designed to help you lock in the knowledge for the theory test. Completing these quizzes will give you the best chance of success on the day!

On the day you will need to provide valid ID such as a current Australian drivers license or other accepted form of ID.

The assessment will take approximately 2 to 4 hours depending on group size and must be run in accordance with the Department of Transport regulations. The way that I run the assessment and the training I provide is focused on helping you pass the test. I do not offer a guaranteed pass but I do have a very high pass rate and will do my best to ensure you pass on the day. If you do not pass either the theory or practical on the day I will meet with you again free of charge for re-assessment (please see below for re-assessment details).

The assessment process will include:

Theory Revision (approximately 30 mins)- I will go over any parts of the book that you were confused/unsure about and go over important information in the workbook. The theory revision is focused on ensuring you understand the important parts of the workbook and have the best chance of passing the theory test.

Theory Assessment– this is a 40 question multiple choice test; you need a score of 34 out of 40 to pass (85%). 

Only 2 attempts at the theory test are allowed on the same day and if you do not get over 30 on your first attempt then you are not allowed another attempt on the same day. Re-assessment of the theory test is done free of charge up to a maximum of 4 attempts over 2 days. If you do not pass the theory on the first day you may still come out for the practical training session so that you are better prepared when it comes to doing your practical assessment.

Practical Training Session– (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours) During this session you will be able to familiarise yourself with the operation of the boat and practice all the tasks so that you are ready to undertake the practical assessment. My training will be focused on making sure you are confident in operating the boat and making it easy to remember the required steps for the assessment. 

Practical Assessment– (approximately 20 mins) You will be assessed on your ability to safely perform all of the 11 tasks and 62 criteria (don’t worry you won’t have to remember 62 things off the top of your head in reality it is much simpler than that). You need to get a minimum score of 56 out of 62 criteria (6 wrong or less) to pass. Only one attempt at the practical is allowed in one day, if you do not pass the practical you may come back for 1 more attempt free of charge on another day.

Re-assessment of the theory and practical test will be done at a time and place of my choosing. I am however very flexible and will try to make the arrangements suit you as well.

Once you have passed the Theory and practical assessments you will be issued with an interim certificate which is your proof of being a legal Recreational Skipper so that you can go legally skipper a boat immediately. You will then be issued with a Skippers Ticket card from the Department of Transport, the cards usually take quite a while to reach you sometimes up to 2 to 3 months.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text anytime on 0449 174 350

Regards, Jacob Matan Skippers Tickets Now