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Course Info

Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider)

National Course Code: RGR30518

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) gives you the skills and knowledge to work as a trackwork rider in the thoroughbred racing industry. Learn to handle, assess and ride racehorses, liaise with trainers, and help with stable operations in this hands-on course.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Ride trackwork including pace work
  • Prepare horses for fitness
  • Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race
  • Apply first aid to horses
  • Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
  • Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • A passion for horses and the racing industry
  • A strong set of morals regarding animal welfare
  • A love of the outdoors
  • The ability to work independently and under supervision
  • Good communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to apply for a trackwork rider licence

Career opportunities:

  • Trackwork rider

GROW YOUR CAREER

This is the highest TAFE NSW qualification available for racing.

Want to keep learning? Develop a specific skill with one of our short courses, or choose a business qualification and turn your new skills into a thriving business.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Australia has one of the strongest racing industries in the world, with more racecourses than any other country, and the second largest number of racehorse starters behind the USA.

The economic value of the Australian thoroughbred industry is estimated to exceed $5 billion a year. It employs more than 75,000 people, with around 80% of these jobs in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

The Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) will prepare you for a career as a qualified trackwork.

Locations

This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A passion for horses and the racing industry
  • A strong set of morals regarding animal welfare
  • A love of the outdoors
  • The ability to work independently and under supervision
  • Flexibility to travel to different racetracks with client horses
  • Good communication skills

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Written assessments: short answer questions, and case studies
  • Practical assessments: riding assessment at the Hawkesbury Racecourse including slow work, pace work and gallops

Begin your study with a Certificate II in Racing Industry andgain the foundational skills you need to safely handle horses during feeding, grooming, and exercising

Expand your core capabilities and develop high level trackwork skills with a Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider), and learn to exercise, train and assess thoroughbred race horses.

You will have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the equine industry. These excursions include:

  • Attending race meetings
  • Speaking with jockeys who are currently riding in industry to gain advice, and listen to their experiences
  • Visiting Muskoka Farm horse education and export quarantine centre

You will gain hands-on experience:

  • Handling race horses
  • Liaising with horse trainers
  • Preparing horses for fitness
  • Riding
  • Helping with stable operations
  • Analysing horse fitness to race
  • Pace work
  • Applying first aid to horses

TAFE NSW is known for delivering up-to-date theory along with relevant, in-demand skills to ensure you are job ready.

In this course you will work on real-world projects, in simulated TAFE NSW environments, such as:

  • Preparing horses for racing
  • Riding horses in slow work and pace work

TAFE NSW gives you access to specialised racing facilities simulating a real working stable. These may include:

  • Arenas
  • Round yards
  • Wash bays
  • Feed sheds
  • Tack rooms

You will also have access to industry specific computer rooms, studios, study and presentation areas, and the general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

On a per capita basis, Australia has arguably the strongest racing industry in the world, with more racecourses than any other country, and the second largest number of racehorse starters behind the USA.

The economic value of the Australian thoroughbred industry is estimated to exceed $5 billion a year. It employs more than 75,000 people, with around 80% of these jobs in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Australia's thoroughbred industry provides employment for more than 75,000 people, with around 80% of these jobs in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. The industry has an economic value of $5 billion a year, with over 100,000 racehorse owners investing in Australian racing.

The Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider) will get you on your way to becoming a qualified trackwork rider, where the demand is always high.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Full Time

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Richmond: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620.00
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

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