Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) - RGR30518

Harness Racing Industry Training Centre Board of Management Inc

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are independently engaged or employed as trackwork riders to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer in the racing industry. Trackwork riders require high level riding skills to exercise racehorses at various paces. They must be able to interpret and implement trainer\u2019s instructions and communicate information about racehorse fitness and performance accurately to the trainer. Trackwork riders work independently with limited supervision in a defined range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration in some states and territories. Users are advised to check with the relevant Principal Racing Authority for current requirements.


  • 19 units: 16 core
  • 3 elective


  • Educate thoroughbred horses for racing
  • Work effectively in the horse racing industry
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Develop riding skills for jumping racing
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Ride horses at trackwork
  • Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race
  • Attend horses at race meetings and trials
  • Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines
  • Implement stable operations
  • Develop basic trackwork riding skills
  • Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
  • Supervise handling of horses
  • Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry
  • Ride horses in trials
  • Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction
  • Prepare for self-management in racing
  • Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs
  • Exercise horses in pacework
  • Provide first aid
  • Organise and oversee transportation of horses
  • Ride horses in jump outs
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Perform racing stable duties
  • Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork
  • Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • Deal with conflict


This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration in some states and territories. The qualification is suited to Australian apprenticeship pathways.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Flemington No
Junortoun No
Melton No

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