Course Start Date
30 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) will help you 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.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Prepare horses for fitness
- Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race
- Attend horses at race meetings and trials
- Ride and exercise horses in pace work
- Apply first aid to horses
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- A love for horses and a high interest in their welfare
- Enthusiasm for the racing industry and enjoy working outdoors
- A calm nature with high attention to detail
- Flexibility to travel to different racetracks with clients horses
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Good communication and problem-solving skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Strong links with industry and employers
- Track Rider
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate III in Performance Horse
- Certificate III in Horse Breeding
- Certificate III in Racing (Stablehand)
- Certificate IV in Farriery
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Thursday, 24 June 2021||9.00 am to 4.00 pm||Richmond Campus, Building K, Level G, Room KG.06 - Drop in session|
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.
This course willl commence with 3 x units via ONLINE /Moodle. No Attendance required at Richmond College for the first 2 weeks of this course
You will be provided a Timetable for Face to Face class/s commencing in August at the Orientation Session on 12 July 2021.
TAFE NSW RICHMOND is located 17 kilometres from the M7. Take the Richmond Road exit. Or, take a train to East Richmond station and then a pleasant 20 minute walk down Bourke Street, then College Drive and through the WSU gates. Turn left at the sign into Richmond TAFE.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- want to obtain skills to ride trackwork inlarge STABLES
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
LLN, RU Ready screening, counsellor if required, Library services and 'Smart Thinking' for help with written assessments outside of working hours
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on 5 days a week. 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 boots for working with horses and riding horses
- Long pants
- Sleeved shirt
- Cap or you can use your own riding helmet, bring this to class
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|
|RGRPSH209||Attend horses at race meetings and trials|
|RGRCMN203||Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|RGRPSH306||Develop basic trackwork riding skills|
|RGRPSH307||Exercise horses in pacework|
|RGRPSH201||Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork|
|RGRPSH304||Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race|
|RGRPSH309||Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction|
|RGRPSH301||Implement stable operations|
|ACMEQU208||Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|RGRPSH205||Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|RGRPSH308||Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines|
|RGRPSH404||Ride horses at trackwork|
|RGRPSH302||Supervise handling of horses|
|RGRPSH211||Work effectively in the horse racing industry|
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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