Hi folks I thought I'd have a look at what licensing and training is required/available in Australia
before moving onto a larger boat.
A friend even mentioned that a insurance
company would require you to be licensed anyway - which makes sense of course.
But for the life of me I cannot find any requirement above the normal recreation license
(the same I need to drive a 12 footer with a 10hp outboard)... and in the Northern Territory where I am I don't even need that. This seems strange to me as I figure piloting a 60' trawler
has a few responsibilities beyond my tinny! This recreational license
is just a one day course in most places and pretty basic.
So I thought I'd get some training even if I'm not required to have it legally - but again I cannot find anything suitable. At least in the NT - a Coxwains license requires so many months employed on a commercial
vessel which would be very difficult for me.
If anyone in the know could let me know if I'm missing something here that'd be great!