Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides the knowledge and skills required to work as a stablehand in a standardbred racing stable, working with horses both on the ground and in cart work. You will learn the essential practical skills required to work in a professional stable, as well as the skills needed to supervise other staff. This course is very hands on, providing opportunities to work with a range of horses in a competitive stable environment.
  • Entry requirements
    Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand). Other Entry Requirements You must be physically fit and willing to work in outdoor environments.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Handling horses safely
        * Horse health, care and nutrition
          Equine anatomy
          Working effectively in the racing industry
        * Basic driving
        * Occupational health and safety
        * Leadership

    Duration Options

    Full time study over a minimum 18 weeks, depending on prior knowledge and experience. Arrangements can also be made for part time study over a longer period of time. The course is delivered at Junortoun.

    It is also offered as a work based traineeship.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment as a stablehand working independently in professional stables with limited supervision. You will have the opportunity to use your own judgement, interpret information, apply solutions to various problems and be responsible for your own inputs.

    There is a constant demand for skilled workers in the racing industry. Opportunities exist throughout Australia, North America and New Zealand for competent workers wishing to travel.

    Further Study Options    

    Students can continue their studies through Certificate IV qualifications in training or driving.


    You will 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
    RGRH310A     Oversee safe handling of horses
    RGRH311A     Apply Principles Of Basic Anatomy And Physiology To Horses
    RGRH312A     Lead and co-ordinate personnel effectively in the racing industry
    RGRH317A     Maintain horses in a healthy state and safe environment
    RGRH318A     Determine Nutritional Requirements For Standardbreds Or Thoroughbreds
    RGRH319A     Assess health and first aid for standardbreds or thoroughbreds
    RGRH420A     Plan training and racing programs for standardbreds or thoroughbreds

    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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