Course Start Date
26 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 Workplace Workbased course. You will need to attend approximately 15.1 hours of class for 48 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including research.
This is flexible 'on the job' delivery. Consideration to be between employer and student in the workplace for delivery of face to face hours.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration in some states and territories. Users are advised to check with the relevant Principal Racing Authority for current requirements of registration.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
You can attend riding classes at Richmond TAFE on nominated days if required
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 is flexible 'on the job' delivery. Consideration to be between employer and student in the workplace for delivery of face to face hours. 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 at Richmond TAFE:
- Riding boots
- 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
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
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
A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|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.Apply Now
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