Beat the odds and embark on a fast-paced career in the racing industry as a trackwork rider. You’ll take the reigns and learn to care for and work horses, liaise with trainers and assist with stable operations.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
You must complete a form that states you are able to walk, trot, and canter a horse. In this form, you need to provide contact details for a referee who can confirm your riding ability
You must complete a fitness pre-screening assessment form. This assessment has been developed by the equine industry to assess your physical suitability for trackwork rider roles, which include manual stable duties, horse handling and horse riding
Note: Both forms will be provided to you on enquiry. If you are assessed not to have the skills or fitness required for this course, our teaching staff will help you find a more suitable option.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for working with horses and commitment to their welfare
A love for the outdoors and enjoyment of rising early for racing duties
Intermediate level of fitness to manage physical demands
Advanced horse-riding experience to exercise racehorses at various paces
The ability to work independently with horses
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Our graduates go onto roles like: Stable hand, Track Rider and Jockey
This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration as a trackwork rider in some states and territories. Please check with the relevant Principal Racing Authority for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 Units of competency, including 11 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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