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Certificate II in Racing Industry


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Certificate II in Racing Industry – RGR20218

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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Racing Industry is a great entry level course that will provide a solid introduction to new staff within the racing industry by providing them with the knowledge and skills to complete their tasks whilst working in a racing stable.

You'll study topics that will apply to working as a stablehand in a harness or thoroughbred racing stable. Study the behaviours of horses, effective workplace communications and the racing industry code of ethics.

Career Pathways

Upon completion of this certificate, students can gain employment as a stable hand or on a stud farm.

Students will develop a foundation of understanding about working with horses which will allow them to work in the racing industry, undertake stable duties including basic exercise skills, transportation and attending race meetings.

Further Study

After successful completion of this course, you may wish to undertake further study in the RGR30218 Certificate III in Racing (Stablehand).

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Wangaratta Turf Club Only - Starts Monday 24th Feb / 2020

Wangaratta Turf Club Only - Starts Wednesday 1st July / 2020

Training package entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Occupational licensing or registration requirements apply to this qualification in some states and territories.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Be over the age of 15 at the commencement date of the course
  • Attend an interview
  • 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 must also complete a Self-Assessment of their horse skills prior to entry
  • Students will need access to a racing stable and racehorses in order to complete assessment activities
  • It is recommended students have current Tetanus immunisation
Core Units
Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
Participate in workplace communications
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries
Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
Elective Units
Handle horses safely
Provide non-riding exercise to horses
Deliver a service to customers
Provide first aid
Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork
Assist with transportation of horses
Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry
Perform racing stable duties
Attend horses at race meetings and trials

Assessment methods may include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Quizzes
  • Portfolio work including:
    • Photos
    • Videos
    • Logbooks
    • Written assignments
    • Practical demonstration

Students must have access to racehorses for provision of evidence of practical skills.

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Attendance is compulsory for all scheduled days and workshops.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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