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RGR20108 – Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)

Course Summary:

This qualification provides an introduction to the racing industry and allows for specialisation in sectors or roles, including stablehand (harness or thoroughbred), stud hand (breeding), track maintenance and racing administration.  Occupational licensing or registration requirements apply to this qualification in some states and territories. Users are advised to check with the relevant Principal Racing Authority in each State for current requirements. 

Career Outcomes:

  • Stablehand



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time




36 months

18 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery

How to Apply:                     

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements

  • Must be currently employed at a thoroughbred racing stable. 

Fees and Charges

  • Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (

Qualification Requirements

  • To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, students must successfully complete 14 units of competency made up of:
    • 5 core units
    • 9 elective units

Core Units

  • ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others – Mandatory
  • RGRCMN201 Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries
  • RGRCMN203 Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity

Elective Units

  • RGRPSH201       Handle racehorse in stables and at trackwork - Mandatory           
  • RGRPSH202       Assist with the transportation of horses 
  • RGRPSH207       Perform racing stable duties
  • RGRPSH209       Attend horses at race meeting and trials
  • ACMHBR203       Provide daily care for horses
  • ACMEQU208      Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • BSBITU203         Communicate electronically 
  • RGRPSH211       Work effectively in the horse racing industry
  • SISXEMR001      Respond to emergency situations