About Us

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Horse Education

The Australian Racing & Equine Academy is a strategic partnership between Racing NSW and TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute.

Objectives of the Partnership are:

  • Assist people entering the industry to find their most suitable career path
  • To increase apprentice jockey and trackwork rider numbers
  • To deliver training to industry participants
  • Manage the Racing NSW Apprentice School
  • Manage the Racing NSW Rising Star Apprentice Race Series
  • Encourage greater participation of people in the racing industry
  • Provide ongoing industry credible mentoring to apprentice jockeys, trackwork riders, strappers and stablehand trainees
  • Ensure participants are informed about the National Racing Industry Training Package, which has been implemented in each state in Australia
  • Provide equitable training throughout the country, provincial and metropolitan regions.
  • Formulate a strategic approach to promote Racing NSW Apprentice School and industry career paths to school students
  • Provide world class training and assessment services across a range of equine career areas

Services the Training Partnership offers include:

  • Providing information for horse trainers and parents
  • Providing information for prospective employees to the racing and equine industries
  • Visiting schools to advise students about the racing and equine industries
  • Conducting visits to the races for school career advisors
  • Informing students and horse trainers about the Racing Industry Training Package
  • Assisting with placement of school students on work experience in racing stables and related industry facilities