Practice Marine Licence and PWC Endorsement Tests

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Question 1

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If two powered vessels are approaching head-on or nearly head-on, what must happen to prevent a collision?

Question 2

You are on the water and see large thunderclouds heading in your direction. What action should you take?

Question 3

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a forecast which states that the wind speed is expected to be between 10 to 15 knots.  While on the water you need to take into account that wind gusts may be:

Question 4


What does the cardinal marker shown indicate?

Question 5

All masters are required to operate at a safe speed and avoid collisions. What is the maximum speed allowed for all vessels when operating within a distance of 50m from a swimmer or bather on all Victorian waters?

Question 6

You recover a person who has been immersed in cold water for a lengthy period and they are clearly suffering from hypothermia (reduced deep-body or core temperature). Should you give them alcohol or warm liquids as part of their treatment?

Question 7

Prior to starting your vessel at the boat ramp you notice the battery fails to start your engine. You should:

Question 8

On Victorian coastal and enclosed waters, within what distance from the water's edge must you observe a speed limit of 5 knots, unless otherwise zoned?

Question 9

What should you bear in mind when manoeuvring a vessel that is towing an inflatable biscuit or similar item?

Question 10

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You are preparing to pass a dredge displaying these signals.  What action must you take?

Question 11

The master of a vessel must not allow passengers to be onboard when it is being fuelled at a wharf, jetty or pier. Which of the following is the correct procedure for allowing passengers to embark or re-embark after fuelling?

Question 12

Can you anchor inside a shipping channel to undertake recreational fishing?

Question 13

You call a distress message on your radio because your vessel is in grave and imminent danger. After using the word "Mayday" three times, what two important pieces of information should you next provide in your call?

Question 14

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In Victorian coastal and port areas, either of the marks shown indicate:

Question 15

A powered vessel taking emergency action to avoid a collision should, if possible, avoid:

Question 16

On Victorian inland waters, red buoys can indicate:

Question 17

Large vessels that are constrained by their draught always have right of way because:

Question 18

Owner onus means that:

Question 19

You are planning a boat trip in your 5m vessel and you want to take a number of additional heavy items of equipment. What consideration should you give to the maximum number of persons you can carry onboard your boat?

Question 20

Which of the following statements correctly describes the requirements for use of personal flotation devices when operating a vessel up to and including 4.8m?

Question 21

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Vessels are restricted to a maximum speed of five knots within how many metres of a vessel, buoy or structure that is displaying this flag?

Question 22

When operating a powered vessel on enclosed waters, the minimum requirement for carriage of hand held distress signals is:

Question 23

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If you saw these lights at night, what type of vessel would it be?

Question 24

A vessel is considered to be an overtaking vessel if it is approaching another vessel at an angle greater than 22.5 degrees abaft her beam. If you are not sure if you are in an overtaking position you should:

Question 25

What is the permitted blood alcohol level for a person under 21 years of age who is operating a powered vessel?

Question 26

When anchoring a vessel less than 50m in length at night, which of the following lights must be displayed?

Question 27

The master of a vessel has some specific safety duties. The master is:

Question 28

Which of the following sets of actions best describes the immediate action you should take when a person goes overboard?

Question 29

At what distance from the shore in coastal waters is it compulsory for recreational boats to carry an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)?

Question 30

Where should you operate a vessel in a narrow channel or river?

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Please note: Persons aged under 16 are no longer able to obtain a PWC endorsement on their restricted marine licence. Read more about the changes to laws about children operating personal watercraft.

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