Course Start Date
35.3 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Racing (Stablehand) will ensure you are a front runner in the racing industry. Take your love of horses and early morning starts and learn to manage the daily operations of a harness or thoroughbred racing stable.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Understand how the horse racing industry operates
- Effectively treat and train animals
- Groom and handle horses and supervise others to groom and handle horses
- Implement horse feeding programs
- Load horses onto floats and transport them to the racetracks
- Implement fitness regimes for horses
- Implement stable operations
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities that will help you get ahead:
- Time management, reliability and flexibility
- Strong communication skills
- Collaboration and working as part of a team
- Empathy and a love of horses
** ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS **
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong foundation to continue your equine studies
GROW YOUR CAREER
Specialise your skills and expand your industry knowledge with the Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer). This course will build your experience with thoroughbred horses and horse racing.
Career outcomes and job roles:
- Senior stablehand
- Stable foreman
Thoroughbred racing is one of Australia's oldest and most lucrative industries with a worth of $9 billion. The industry provides more than 70,000 jobs nationally and has an ongoing need for employees to be skilled to current industry standards and ensure the industry remains strong and prosperous.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Flexible Blended course. You will need to attend 2-3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 23.8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.
If Riding Elective package is chosen THEN Trainees are to attend Wednesday to Friday mornings at Richmond TAFE from 9 am to 12 pm for riding classes.
These attendance times are required attendance, can be flexible to meet commitments of workplace.
A discussion with workplace supervisors and TAFE teacher at the first workplace visit to discuss/ agree on 'release times' from work for Trainee to attend at Richmond TAFE.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who want to learn basic to intermediate skill to work in the Racing Industry.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Learning Support
- Vocational Counselling
- RU Ready screening
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 9 am. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following Personal Protective Equipment which you will keep when you complete your study:
- riding helmet
- riding gloves
- appropriate footwear such as riding boots for riding, safety boots for handling
- appropriate clothing such as full-length trousers and sleeved shirts
- appropriate body protectors or vests
- high visibility reflective clothing where required
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|ACMEQU208||Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|RGRCMN203||Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity|
|RGRPSH201||Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork|
|RGRPSH202||Assist with transportation of horses|
|RGRPSH207||Perform racing stable duties|
|RGRPSH211||Work effectively in the horse racing industry|
|RGRPSH301||Implement stable operations|
|RGRPSH303||Organise and oversee transportation of horses|
|RGRPSH304||Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race|
|RGRPSH308||Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines|
|RGRPSH309||Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction|
|ACMEQU202||Handle horses safely|
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|RGRPSH205||Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry|
|RGRPSH209||Attend horses at race meetings and trials|
|RGRPSH302||Supervise handling of horses|
|SISXEMR001||Respond to emergency situations|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Apply Now
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