Course Start Date
33.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
- 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.
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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Full Time Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 30 hours of class for 36 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 3.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including research assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
The target group is individuals who want to work in the Performance horse industry in job roles such as stable hand, stud hand, groom or strapper. No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification and there are no entry requirements.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
RU Ready booked session for students to attend
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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm and Thursday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm. 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 resources if attending riding classes:
- Riding/Safe boots for working with horses and riding horses
- Long pants
- Sleeved shirt
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
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour|
|ACMEQU208||Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|RGRCMN203||Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity|
|RGRPSH201||Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork|
|RGRPSH205||Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry|
|RGRPSH209||Attend horses at race meetings and trials|
|RGRPSH211||Work effectively in the horse racing industry|
|RGRPSH301||Implement stable operations|
|RGRPSH302||Supervise handling of horses|
|RGRPSH304||Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race|
|RGRPSH306||Develop basic trackwork riding skills|
|RGRPSH307||Exercise horses in pacework|
|RGRPSH308||Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines|
|RGRPSH309||Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction|
|RGRPSH404||Ride horses at trackwork|
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.
Cnr Blacktown & Campus Drive, Richmond
Phone 131 601
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