Mandatory Training for Stablehands


From Certificate III in Horse Breeding - ACM30717


Wangaratta - Tone Road

Course Overview

In Victoria, all Stablehands and Trackriders employed within the racing industry must successfully complete the two accredited units of study covered by this course:

Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201)

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to work in a way that keeps you and others healthy and safe.

Topics include:

  • Responding to emergency incidents
  • Following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions
  • Implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes

Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork (RGRPSH201)

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify, handle and control racehorses, and fit with appropriate gear.

Topics include:

  • Identifying physical features of racehorses
  • Learning and applying knowledge of racehorse behaviour
  • Safely approaching, catching and leading racehorses
  • Selecting and correctly fitting gear for trackwork
  • Controlling racehorses in training at stables and trackwork

This course forms part of Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Flexible Program, 9.00am to 4.00pm, December / 2019

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.

Course Study Units

Core Units
BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
RGRPSH201 - Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork

Where to From Here

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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

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.