The Ecology Centre and the Centre for Marine Science hosts a number of workshops throughout the year. These workshops are chosen based on demand and availability - please contact us if you have a workshop idea; either a workshop you may wish to attend or one you would be willing to present.

Moreton Bay Boat Handling Workshop - FULL, to be added to the waiting list and receive early notification of the next course, please email

When: Monday, 18 September 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Where: Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island

Cost: $40.00

Places: 4

Note: This is only open to UQ students.

Do you feel unprepared for handling a boat in Moreton Bay? The Centre for Marine Science will be holding a boat handling workshop at Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island aimed at students who hold a current recreational boat licence, marine radio licence (VHF), and current first aid and CPR certificates, and are permitted to drive UQ vehicles. 

The workshop is designed to give inexperienced boat handlers supervised practice including driving a trailer, loading a boat on and off a trailer, docking at a jetty, navigating channels in Moreton Bay using onboard GPS, knot-tying, anchoring, and radio use.

If you are interested in attending, but missing any required certifications, see suggestions below:

  • Complete the form for authority to drive UQ vehicles
  • A number of providers offer boat licences, such as Boat Safe.
  • The School of Biological Sciences frequently run First Aid and CPR training sessions. Email for details.
  • A number of online providers offer marine radio certification. UQ’s Boating and Diving Officer can assess you for the examination fee only once you have done the online study.         

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