What You Need

RST Requirements

Before you even get started make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

  • You must be over 14 years old.
  • If you are under 18 you must have a letter of consent signed by your parent or legal guardian.
  • Proof of Identity – a driver’s license is required on the day. For legal ID requirements check the DPI website.
  • No Driver’s License? – you must bring an eyesight form, more info found at the DPI website.

Who Needs a Ticket

The Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST) is a certificate of competency not a license.

  • A person of 14 years of age and older is required to hold a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST).
  • A vessel with a motor 4.5 kwp (6 hp) or more is classed as an RST vessel.
  • To operate an RST vessel a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket is required.
  • A person aged between 14 and 16 cannot exceed 8 knots and can only operate during daylight hours.

How to Get a Skippers Ticket

To get your RST you need to do the following:

  1. Study the free work book
  2. Book a course
  3. Theory training and assessment
  4. Practical training and assessment.

Requirements on the Day

Please make sure you bring the following things on the day of your test.

  • Proof of Identity
  • Money! 🙂