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RGR30108 – Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)

Course Summary:

A trackrider is a person who is independently engaged to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer. The duties require judgement and the ability to communicate information concerning horse health, performance and temperament accurately to the trainer as well as high level riding skills and the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances.

Career Outcomes:

  • Trackrider
  • Stablehand



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time




30 months

24 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery

How to Apply:                     

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Must hold the RGR20108 Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand) and also 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, a total of 17 units must be completed, comprising:

  • 11 core units
  • 6 elective units

Core Units

  • ACMEQU208 Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • RGRCMN203 Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
  • RGRPSH201 Handle racehorses in stable 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 
  • RGRPSH304 Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race
  • RGRPSH306 Develop basic trackwork riding skills 
  • RGRPSH307 Exercise horses in pacework
  • RGRPSH404 Ride horses at trackwork

Elective Units

  • RGRPSH207 Perform racing stable duties
  • RGRPSH301 Implement stable operations
  • RGRPSH302 Supervise handling of horses
  • RGRPSH310 Prepare for self-management in racing
  • RGRPSH405 Ride horses in jump outs
  • RGRPSH414 Ride horses in trials