How To Get A Skippers Ticket
What to expect on the day:
Skippers Ticket Paper Work
The required documentation for an RST is fortunately minimal. A valid Australian Drivers Licence or current Learners Permit is all that is required for the vast majority of RST applicants. As a driver’s license holder or student with a learner’s permit has had their eye site tested by the Department of Transport as a prerequisite, this form of identification is all that is required to prove adequate eyesight for recreational boating. However, we recommend you read through the skippers ticket paper work page to make sure you have everything required.
If you do not have a current driver’s license, you will need to provide alternative proof of identity, as well as provide an eye sight test.
Proof of identity
You need ONE full proof of identity document, no other I.D. required
- Australian Drivers Licence
- Australian Passport
- Proof of age Card
- Australian Defence force photographic identity card
- Federal or Western Australian police officer photographic identity card
- Marine Certificate of Competency carrying a photograph of the holder
If you think you are unable to provide any of these items follow this link to get all the info on I.D. requirements: yachting.org.au.
As eyesight is crucial for the safe operation of any vehicle, proof of adequate eyesight is required for those who cannot provide a current drivers license or learners permit.
Students over 14 years of age are allowed. If the student is under 18 they will need to provide a Department of Transport Letter of Consent form, filled out by a parent/legal guardian.
These forms can be downloaded from the Department of Transport HERE.
This eye test MUST be completed and filled out using the correct Department of Transport form otherwise your application will likely be rejected. To download the form click here: Eyesight Test/Medical Declaration formThe eyesight test can be carried out by any medical professional- G.P., Optometrist, or registered nurse.
The Medical Declaration is a self declaration, however, if you believe you may have a medical condition that could affect your ability to safely and responsibly skipper a boat, a medical examination is required.
Such medical conditions include:
- Epilepsy, fits, Giddiness, Fainting, Seizures,
- Heart Disease
- High/Low Blood Pressure
- Type 1 Diabetes