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RGR30108 – Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)

Course Summary:

A trackrider is a person who is independently engaged or employed 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 19 units must be completed, comprising:

  • 16 core units
  • 3 elective units

The nominal hours for the units selected must total between 813 and 958 hours.

Core Units

  • RGRCMN001A - Comply with the Rules of Racing and Related Protocol
  • RGRCMN003A - Manage Personal Health and Fitness
  • RGRCMN201A - Follow OHS Procedures and Observe Environmental Work Practices
  • RGRCMN202A - Achieve Requirements for Industry Induction
  • RGRPSH304A - Identify Factors that affect Racehorse Performance
  • RGRPSH201A - Handle Horses 
  • RGRPSH202A - Assist with the Transportation of Horses
  • RGRPSH207A - Perform Stable Duties 
  • RGRPSH205A - Perform Basic Riding Tasks 
  • RGRPSH206A - Develop Riding Skills for Flatwork 
  • RGRPSH208A - Attend Horses at Trackwork 
  • RGRPSH306A - Develop Basic Trackwork Riding Skills
  • RGRPSH307A - Exercise Horses in Pacework
  • RGRPSH404A - Ride Horses at Trackwork
  • PUACOM001C - Communicate in the Workplace
  • HLTFA301B - Apply First Aid

Elective Units

  • RGRPSH209A - Attend Horses at Race Meetings and Trials
  • RGRPSH301A - Implement Stable Operations
  • RGRPSH405A - Ride Horses in Jump Outs
  • BSBITU203A - Communicate Electronically