Certificate II in Racing Industry - RGR20218


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of new entrants to the racing industry. It provides an introduction to the racing industry and allows for specialisation in sectors or roles, including stablehand (harness or thoroughbred), stud hand (breeding), track maintenance and racing administration. Licensing or registration requirements apply to this qualification in some states and territories. Users are advised to check with the relevant Principal Racing Authority for current requirements. Competencies attained in the units packaged for this qualification will apply to the harness and thoroughbred codes of the industry. Consequently, when performance criteria are applied they will relate to the harness or thoroughbred code and a Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer) must contain a statement as follows:'This qualification was achieved under the conditions operating in the [insert relevant racing code - harness OR thoroughbred] code of the racing industry.'


  • 13 units: 11 core
  • 2 elective


  • Provide emergency animal assistance
  • Work effectively in the horse racing industry
  • Follow stud operational procedures
  • Write simple documents
  • Perform basic driving tasks
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Care for pregnant mares
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Work effectively with others
  • Assist with transportation of horses
  • Attend horses at race meetings and trials
  • Handle horses safely
  • Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Communicate electronically
  • Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
  • Prepare to drive jog work
  • Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry
  • Operate vehicles
  • Organise and complete daily work activities
  • Assist with oestrus detection in mares
  • Maintain properties and structures
  • Follow site quarantine procedures
  • Provide first aid
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Perform racing stable duties
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • Provide non-riding exercise to horses
  • Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork
  • Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • Use business technology
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Provide daily care for horses

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Richmond College No

Fee comments

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:PPE must provide your own riding boots, long pants, sleeved shirt

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