Mandatory Training for Stablehands

from Certificate III in Horse Breeding (ACM30717)

Course Code SA3MANDT19
Campus Wangaratta - Tone Road
Duration 100 hours

Course Overview

The SA3MANDT19 (Mandatory Training for Stablehands) is the recognised qualification by Racing Victoria to work in a Victorian Racing Stable or Racetrack for Stablehands and Trackriders.
In Victoria all Stable hands and Track riders employed within the racing industry must successfully complete two units of study. These units are:

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • RGRPSH201 Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, May / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, June / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, July / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, August / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, September / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, October / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, November / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, December / 2019

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 100 $2.90 $290.00 $10.00 $1,000.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 100 $0.58 $58.00 $10.00 $1,000.00
Full Fee 100 $4.50 $450.00 N/A N/A


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Applicants are also required to:

  • Have a moderate level of physical fitness, agility and strength
  • Be over 15 years of age at time of commencement
  • Complete a self-assessment of their horse skills


It is recommended that all students have current Tetanus immunisation before commencing this course.

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Enrolment

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

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