Racing NSW, TAFE NSW Western Sydney

Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)

TAFE NSW Course Number: RGR30108-01V03
National Course Code: RGR30108
Study Type
Full Time
Start Date
22 Jan 2018
36 weeks
Nominal Hours
Full Fee: $8,910
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.

The qualification covers the role of self-employed or employed persons who work independently with limited supervision in a defined range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

A trackrider is a person who is independently engaged or employed to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer. The duties require judgement and the ability to communicate information concerning horse health, performance and temperament accurately to the trainer as well as high level riding skills and the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances.

Licensing considerations
This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration in some states and territories. Refer to your state or territory Principal Racing Authority for advice.

Other information

It is a prerequisite of this course that you are able to walk, trot and canter on a horse.

For any further information or enquires please contact Karlene Triffitt, Training Manager on 0245709202 or Kim Williams on 0245709041 at the Australian Racing and Equine Academy at Richmond College. TAFE NSW - Richmond, corner Blacktown Road and Campus Drive, Richmond.

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. However leaners should have experience with horses before enrolling into thiscourse.

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.

Trackrider for a thoroughbred racing stable.

RGR30108 the Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider) will enable graduates to work as a Trackrider in a thoroughbred racing environment. Employment opportunities also exist as stablehands and as multi skilled employees of racetracks. Opportunities are also available in other sectors of the equine industry.

HLTFA301C Apply first aid
RGRPSH201A Handle horses
RGRPSH209A Attend horses at race meetings and trials
RGRPSH404A Ride horses at trackwork
PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
RGRPSH202A Assist with transportation of horses
RGRPSH301A Implement stable operations
RGRPSH420A Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs
RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols
RGRPSH205A Perform basic riding tasks
RGRPSH304A Identify factors that affect racehorse performance
RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness
RGRPSH206A Develop riding skills for flatwork
RGRPSH306A Develop basic trackwork riding skills
RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices
RGRPSH207A Perform stable duties
RGRPSH307A Exercise horses in pacework
HLTFA301B Apply first aid
RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction
RGRPSH208A Attend horses at trackwork
RGRPSH309A Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction

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$8,910

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.

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: 22 Jan 2018

Full Time: 20 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and Friday from 9 am to 12 pm (subject to changes).

To register your interest, click on the Apply Now button below or Contact Karlene Triffitt, Training Manager on 02 4570 9202 or Kim Williams on 02 4570 9041 at the Australian Racing & Equine Academy at

TAFE NSW - Richmond
corner Blacktown Road and Campus Drive

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit .If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870.

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