Racing NSW, TAFE NSW Western Sydney

Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

TAFE NSW Course Number: RGR30508R2-01V02
National Course Code: RGR30508
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Full Fee: $10,520
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification reflects the role of persons who are responsible for organising their own work within known routines. Work responsibilities cover the maintenance and repair of racing tracks, gardens and other facilities as well as the use of tools and machinery.

Employees will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the impact of track and environmental conditions on racing animal welfare.

Employees may be required to handle greyhounds or horses in emergency situations and assist in marshalling prior to racing (depending on the individual's training plan).

A range of well-developed skills involving judgement and problem solving with some theoretical knowledge is required.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Other information

For all enquiries please contact Karlene Triffitt, Head Teacher on 02 4570 9202 or Kim Williams on 02 4570 9041 at the Australian Racing & Equine Academy at Richmond College, TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute.

Workplace Delivery (You must be a trainee working on a race track to undertake this course).

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Are there any additional local entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

You must be employed at a race track as a trainee to be enrolled in this course.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

RGR20408 Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

AHCPMG301A Control weeds
AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities
RGRCMN401A Maintain and monitor OHS procedures and environmental work practices
AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCTRF304A Monitor turf health
RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols
SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict
AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
HLTFA301B Apply first aid
RGRTRK302A Maintain specialised non-turf track surfaces for racing
AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCTRF305A Renovate sports turf
RGRCMN002A Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries
THTGTM01B Carry out general maintenance
AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results
HLTFA301C Apply first aid
RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance
AHCMOM305A Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCWRK302A Monitor weather conditions
RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,190
Second qualification$2,620
Non-government subsidised fee$10,520

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For details of all fees, including concessions and exemptions please see the Fees and Financial Assistance page on our website at

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: Enrol anytime


This program is for trainees working in the racing industry and is on-the-job supported by workplace assessment.

To register your interest click on the Apply Now button below or Contact Karlene Triffitt, Head Teacher on 02 4570 9202 or Kim Williams on 02 4570 9041 at the Australian Racing & Equine Academy at Richmond College, TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute.