Boating courses

Coastguard Boating Education have a range of training and education opportunities for boaties, experts and schools.

Courses available for all levels

Study in a classroom, from home or online

Course contents include learning about boating equipment.

An introductory course for all members of the family or crew, including those new to boating.

Course contents include learning about navigation.

A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing knowledge and experience.

Course contents include learning about distress calls.

The minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio.

Coastguard also offers Sea Survival, Bar crossing, Medic and Yachting courses

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Youth courses focus on practical experience and knowledge.

Youth courses

Gain the skills and confidence to keep safe when boating

Coastguard is pleased to offer short courses and programmes for students and young adults.

Find a youth course

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Contact Us

For more information, or to find your nearest Coastguard Boating Education tutor:


New Zealand (toll free):
0800 40 80 90