Racing NSW, TAFE NSW Western Sydney

Stablehand

Stablehand

This qualification is part of the Racing Training Package. It reflects the role of employees who work under supervision and in known routines but with a defined amount of responsibility and limited judgement. It is for those employed in a thoroughbred racing stable and whose prime function is to care for the animals and to meet their individual needs of feeding, grooming, exercising and transporting; as well as keeping the environment safe, clean and hygienic.

Subjects

Core: Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices; Handle horses; Apply first aid; Assist with transportation of horses; Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols; Perform stable duties; Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries; Attend horses at trackwork; Achieve requirements for industry induction; Attend horses at race meetings and trials; Communicate in the workplace. Electives: Manage personal health and fitness; Prepare to drive jog work; Communicate electronically; Perform basic riding tasks; Perform basic driving tasks; Develop riding skills for flatwork.

Entry Requirements

No minimum education