RST workbook and quizzes

Download a copy of the Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) Workbook, which contains everything you need to know for the theory and practical assessments.

  RST workbook

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The Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) Workbook contains all the material that you will need to know for the RST. It covers both the theory and practical sections of the RST assessment.

The workbook organises all the relevant information into the following chapters:

  • Recreational Skipper's Ticket (introduction and overview).
  • Rules and regulations.
  • Collision avoidance.
  • Maintenance.
  • Safety equipment.
  • Trip planning.
  • Emergency situations.
  • Practical assessment.

At the end of each chapter there is a set of self-test questions, with answers in the back. These questions are similar to those used in the theory assessment. If you can answer all of them correctly, you should be able to pass the assessment. You can also try our practice quizzes below.

The workbook also contains instructions, drawings and pace notes on how to carry out the various practice skills that will be assessed.

Obtain a copy of the RST workbook

Please download a copy of the Recreational Skipper's Ticket workbook below.

You can also obtain a hard copy of the workbook from the following Department of Transport locations:

  • Marine House.
  • Marine Education Boatshed.
  • Mandurah Fisheries Office.
  • Regional Transport offices.
  • Driver and Vehicle Services centres and agents.

Copies may also be available from some of our chart agents.

You can also request for a hard copy to be posted to you by emailing the address below.

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  RST practice quizzes

The six practice quizzes below are taken from the current Recreational Skipper's Ticket booklet.

The quizzes consist of multiple choice questions based on the RST course material. The pass rate for these quizzes has been set at 90%.


  • Select one of the six quizzes below.
  • For each quiz, select the answers that you think are correct.
  • Select 'Next' to proceed to the next question.
  • Your score is only shown once you have attempted every question in a quiz.

Please select one of the following links to get started.

RST Quiz 1 RST Quiz 2 RST Quiz 3 RST Quiz 4 RST Quiz 5 RST Quiz 6


Printing your results

There is a 'print results' link in the upper, right hand corner of every quiz results page. We recommend that you print in landscape (wide) mode.

Further reading

If you need help with the questions, check out the RST workbook, which has all the information you will need to pass the assessment.

What if the quizzes don't work for me?

The quizzes have been tested on most of the common web browsers in use today. Each quiz is available in both Flash and HTML5 format.

  • Your web browser will automatically determine the best format to use.

If the quizzes still fail to work, please consider updating your web browser. Most common web browsers are free to download and use.

  RST - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Recreational Skipper's Ticket?

The Recreational Skipper's Ticket is a certificate of competency for recreational boaters. It is not a licence. It is a one-off assessment of boating skills and knowledge.

The length of time it takes is flexible, and depends on a few factors:

  • Whether you attend a course or self-study.
  • Whether you take the theory and practical assessments on the same day.
  • Whether you take the theory and practical assessments from the same provider.

How much will it cost?

Fees are charged directly by the authorised provider, and are not regulated by the Department of Transport. Please contact the providers to find out their fees.

There are no renewal fees or other government charges.

What do I need to take to the assessment? What is the process?

To take the Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) assessment, you will need to:

  • Contact an authorise provider to enrol.
  • Provide eyesight, medical and proof of identity documents.
  • Get a letter of consent from a parent or guardian (if a minor).

Are there any exemptions?

Yes. If you hold a skipper's ticket from another state or country, or have a commercial qualification, you may be eligible for certain exemptions.

How does the RST affect hire-and-drive vessels?

Certain categories of hire-and-drive vessels require a Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST), but others do not.

Any hire-and-drive vessel with an engine capacity of more than 6 hp (4.5 kW), such as one rented from a company with a trailerable hire and drive licence, requires an RST.

Other types of hire-and-drive vessels generally do not require an RST, such as:

  • Vessels hired from a company with an on-site hire and drive licence (if certain conditions are met).
  • Vessels with an engine capacity of 6 hp (4.5 kW).
  • Vessels with no motor attached.

Do I need an RST if I have an interstate boat licence and want to holiday in WA?

If you hold a skipper's ticket from another state or country, and you intend to stay for less than 3 months, you will not be required to hold a WA Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST).

If you intend to stay for longer than 3 months, you will be required to obtain an RST.

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