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RGR30208 – Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)

Course Summary:

The advanced stablehand works to the delegated instructions of a trainer who has overall responsibility for the enterprise. There is a degree of autonomy within the delegation, for example an advanced stablehand is permitted under the rules of racing to act for the trainer on race days and when operating as a foreman in the stable environment directs and coordinates one or more stablehands.

Career Outcomes:

  • Stablehand
  • Foreman
  • Assistant Trainer



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time




60 months

30 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, a total of 22 units must be completed. When selecting units:
    • Select 19 CORE units;
    • Select 3 ELECTIVE units.
  • The nominal hours for the units selected must total between 796 – 931 hours.

Core Units:

  • RGRCMN001A – Comply with the Rules of Racing and Related Protocols
  • RGRCMN202A – Achieve Requirements for Industry Induction
  • RGRPSH304A – Identify Factors that Affect Racehorse Performance
  • RGRPSH309A – Implement Feeding Programs for Racehorses Under Direction
  • CPPSEC3004A – Lead Small Teams in the Security Industry
  • SRXGRO002A – Deal with Conflict
  • RGRPSH201A – Handle Horses
  • RGRPSH202A – Assist with Transportation of Horses
  • RGRPSH207A – Perform Stable Duties
  • RGRPSH208A – Attend Horses at Trackwork
  • RGRPSH209A – Attend Horses at Race Meeting and Trials
  • RGRPSH301A – Implement Stable Operations
  • RGRPSH302A – Supervise Handling of Horses
  • RGRPSH303A – Supervise Transportation of Horses
  • RGRPSH308A – Provide First Aid and Emergency Care for Horses
  • PUACOM001C – Communicate in the Workplace
  • SISXEMR201A – Respond to Emergency Situations
  • RGRCMN201A – Follow OHS Procedures and Observe Environmental Work Practices
  • HLTFA301B – Apply First Aid

Elective Units:

  • RGRCMN003A – Manage Personal Health and Fitness
  • RGRPSH420A – Participate in Implementing Racehorse Exercise Program
  • BSBITU203A – Communicate Electronically