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RST training for schools

Find out how to get Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) recognition for Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) training.

  RST and the WACE

RST card
RST card

The Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) is a marine safety program for powerboats in Western Australia. It certifies that the holder has the minimum level of theoretical and practical skill in the safe handling of powerboats, and is nationally recognised.


An RST is required in order to be a recreational powerboat skipper.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority has approved the RST for credit in the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) program, and students can count 3 points under the Marine and Maritime Studies course.

The Marine Education Boatshed can assist teachers and principals in organising for RST training to be conducted in their schools by authorised providers.

Students in years 10, 11 or 12 can also earn the RST in their own time, but must get it validated by their school before the WACE points can be transferred.

Opens in a new window School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA): The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

  RST school-based programs


In order for a school-based Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) program to be validated for Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) recognition, it must be delivered and assessed by an authorised provider.

The Department of Education requires that the assessor must have:

  • RST Assessor number.
  • Working with Children Check.

Please check that the assessor has these in his or her possession when booking the training.

Once the students have been enrolled, the authorised RST training provider will provide the school with a letter of enrolment. This must be sent to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) for approval before the enrolment deadline.

At the end of the course, the students will be assessed by the training provider, who will inform the school of:

  • Students who passed.
  • Students who failed.
  • Students who withdrew.

A confirmation letter listing the students who passed will be sent to the school, which must be forwarded to the SCSA before the validation deadline in order for WACE points to be awarded.

To help your students pass the RST training, check out the following resources:

Authorised assessors and training providers

The authorised providers are:

  • Allwest Training Service.
  • Perth Boat School.
  • Nara Training and Assessing.
  • Yachting WA.

For more information, including which WA regions they are active in, please download the information sheet below.

MAC-IS-RSTSchoolLocations.pdf icon Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST): Authorised provider school coverage Kb

  Further information

For information and assistance with on selecting an authorised Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) training provider, please contact the Marine Education Boatshed.

Schools or teachers with questions relating to the WACE endorsement should contact the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).

Opens in a new window School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA): Contact details

Marine Education Boatshed students


Page last updated: Thu May 2 2019 3:19:20 PM