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RGR20108 – Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)

Course Summary:

A stablehand is a person who is employed in a thoroughbred racing stable and whose prime function is to care for the animals and to meet their individual needs of feeding, grooming, exercising and transporting; as well as keeping the environment safe, clean and hygienic. 

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 13 units of competency made up of:
    • 11 core units
    • 2 elective units
  • The nominal hours for the units selected must total between 398 and 498 hours.

Core Units

  • RGRCMN001A - Comply with the Rules of Racing and Related Protocols
  • RGRCMN002A - Investigate Job Opportunities in Racing and Related Industries
  • RGRCMN202A - Achieve Requirements for Industry Induction
  • RGRCMN201A - Follow OHS Procedures and Observe Environmental Work Practices
  • RGRPSH201A - Handle Horses
  • RGRPSH202A - Assist with the Transportation of Horses
  • RGRPSH207A - Perform Stable Duties
  • RGRPSH208A - Attend Horses at Trackwork
  • RGRPSH209A - Attend Horses at Race Meeting and Trials
  • PUACOM001C - Communicate in the Workplace
  • HLTFA301B - Apply First Aid

Elective Units

  • RGRCMN003A - Manage Personal Health and Fitness
  • BSBITU203A - Communicate Electronically