Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Trainer)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a harness trainer. This role involves training harness racing horses for outside owners, and may include employing several staff to assist you. Harness trainers often operate interstate, with responsibility for communicating with owners, the media and the general public. A thorough knowledge of the rules of racing and business practice is an essential requirement for trainers.
  • Entry requirements
    Completion of the Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand) is required. You must also be over the age of 18 to be granted a trainer's licence.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Trainer)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Horse care
        * Track riding/driving
        * Handling horses safely
        * Planning training and racing programs for horses
        * Racing administration management

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Duration Options

    Full time delivery at Junortoun over 36 weeks, or part time options are available.

    Employment Opportunities     

    Harness trainers are often self-employed, but there is potential to work as a senior trainer on behalf of other trainers or for major owners.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    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
    RGRH313A             Ride or drive horses at track work
    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
    RGRH421A             Manage the education of standardbreds or thoroughbreds
    RGRH422A             Train and race standardbreds or thoroughbreds
    RGRH423A             Evaluate training and racing programs of standardbreds or thoroughbreds
    RGRH424A             Manage and perform administrative activities associated with racing horses
    RGRH425A             Manage maintenance and security of a training establishment
    RGRH426A             Manage finances for a horse-training establishment
    RGRH427A             Manage staff and/or self for horse trainers
    RGRH528A             Manage and promote a training and racing business
    RGRH529A             Manage security of staff and property for racing stables
    RGRH530A             Manage business-planning processes for training establishments
    RGRH531A             Manage and organise for effectiveness and efficiency in a training establishment
    RUAAG3700HBA     Select horses for breeding
    RUAAG4701HBA     Provide support for the conduct of artificial insemination procedures

    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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