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

RST workbook version 7
RST workbook version 7

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.

RST workbook

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

  RST practice quizzes

The six practice quizzes below are taken from the current Recreational Skipper's Ticket workbook. The quizzes consist of multiple choice questions based on the RST course material.

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


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.

  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.

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 authorised provider to enrol.
  • Provide eyesight, medical and proof of identity documents (a valid Motor Drivers Licence is sufficient).
  • Get a letter of consent from a parent or guardian (if under 18 years of age).

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 foreign 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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