Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides the skills and knowledge required to enter the racing industry, working as a stablehand in a professional stable. Although previous experience would be an advantage, it is not necessary provided you are prepared to work hard. A stablehand works in a horse racing stable to care for the animals and to meet their individual needs in feeding, grooming, exercising, transporting and keeping the environment safe, clean and hygienic.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no specific educational prerequisites for this course. Other Entry Requirements You must be physically fit and at least 16 years of age.
  • Academic title
    Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Handling horses safely
        * Caring for horses
        * Working effectively in the racing industry
        * Basic driving
        * Occupational health and safety

    Duration Options

    This course is usually completed full time over 18 weeks, including practical experience, and is delivered at Junortoun.

    Part time options are also available as are workplace based traineeships.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    There is a constant need for skilled stablehands in both the standardbred and thoroughbred sectors of the racing industry. On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in professional stables, working under supervision but with a defined level of responsibility and judgement within known routines.

    Further Study Options    
    Successfully completing the Certificate II can lead into further study at either Certificate III or Certificate IV levels.


    You will not be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RGRH205A     Perform basic riding or driving tasks
    RGRH206A     Apply Occupational Health and Safety procedures in horse codes
    RGRH207A     Handle horses safely
    RGRH208A     Work effectively in the thoroughbred or standardbred code of the racing industry
    RGRH209A     Care for horses

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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