Certificate III in Racing - Trackrider

Racing Queensland

This qualification is part of the Racing Training Package. It applies to employees who are independently engaged or employed to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer. These employees work independently with limited supervision in a defined range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


19 units: 16 core; 3 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices; Apply first aid; Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols; Achieve requirements for industry induction; Manage personal health and fitness; Handle horses; Communicate in the workplace; Assist with transportation of horses; Perform basic riding tasks; Develop riding skills for flatwork; Perform stable duties; plus more. Electives: Communicate electronically; Deal with conflict; Attend horses at race meetings and trials; Implement stable operations; Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction; plus more.


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

Related Careers:

Horse Trainer, Track Rider,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Deagon No info Yes 2 years
Deagon No info Yes 2 years
Toowoomba No info Yes 2 years
Toowoomba No info Yes 2 years
Rockhampton No info Yes 2 years
Rockhampton No info Yes 2 years
Sunshine Coast No info Yes 2 years
Sunshine Coast No info Yes 2 years
Established in 1995, Racing Queensland is a Registered Training Organisation. Racing Queensland is the control body for all three codes of racing and its training arm aims to provide training to the Queensland Thoroughbred racing industry through apprenticeships (jockey), traineeships (stablehands and trackriders) and short courses for the Greyhound and Harness industries.

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