Qualification details

RGR40608 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward) (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 22/Jan/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced24/Sep/2008

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452318 Dog Or Horse Racing Official 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-33 Horse Or Dog Racing Official 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452318 Dog Or Horse Racing Official 24/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-33 Horse Or Dog Racing Official 24/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 24/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 24/Sep/2008 
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Modification History


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This qualification reflects the role of persons who are responsible for organising their own work, leading others and planning for and carrying out tasks of complex and non-routine functions. Work responsibilities are undertaken within the regulatory and integrity services operations in racing. In addition, stewards supervise the conduct of race meetings, and investigate incidents and potential non-compliance issues, as well as arbitrating and awarding penalties under the principles of administrative law.

Employees with this qualification need to be confident about moving in close proximity to racing horses or greyhounds and to be able to identify safe and unsafe methods of handling by others, as well as recognising approved and non-approved racing gear and equipment and legal and illegal racing tactics.

An extensive knowledge of the rules of racing, racing protocols, animal welfare and duty of care requirements is also considered essential. The candidate is required to solve unpredictable problems by the analysis and evaluation of information and demonstrate broad knowledge in a variety of contexts.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

RGR30408 Certificate III in Racing Services (Cadet Steward)

Pathways from the qualification 

RGR50308 Diploma of Racing Services (Steward)

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Job roles 

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification pathways 

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • listening and understanding
  • speaking clearly and directly
  • writing to the needs of the audience
  • negotiating responsively
  • reading independently
  • empathising
  • using numeracy effectively
  • understanding the needs of internal and external customers
  • persuading effectively
  • establishing and using networks
  • being assertive
  • sharing information
  • speaking and writing in languages other than English


  • working across different ages irrespective of gender, race, religion or political persuasion
  • working as an individual and as a member of a team
  • knowing how to define a role as part of the team
  • applying teamwork to a range of situations e.g. futures planning and crisis problem solving
  • identifying the strengths of team members
  • coaching and mentoring skills, including giving feedback


  • developing creative, innovative and practical solutions
  • showing independence and initiative in identifying and solving problems
  • solving problems in teams
  • applying a range of strategies to problem solving
  • using mathematics, including budgeting and financial management to solve problems
  • applying problem-solving strategies across a range of areas
  • testing assumptions, taking into account the context of data and circumstances
  • resolving customer concerns in relation to complex project issues

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations
  • developing a strategic, creative and long-term vision
  • being creative
  • identifying opportunities not obvious to others
  • translating ideas into action
  • generating a range of options
  • initiating innovative solutions

Planning and organising

  • managing time and priorities - setting time lines, coordinating tasks for self and with others
  • being resourceful
  • taking initiative and making decisions
  • adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies
  • establishing clear project goals and deliverables
  • allocating people and other resources to tasks
  • planning the use of resources, including time management
  • participating in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • developing a vision and a proactive plan to accompany it
  • predicting - weighing up risk, evaluating alternatives and applying evaluation criteria
  • collecting, analysing and organising information
  • understanding basic business systems and their relationships


  • having a personal vision and goals
  • evaluating and monitoring own performance
  • having knowledge and confidence in own ideas and visions
  • articulating own ideas and visions
  • taking responsibility


  • managing own learning
  • contributing to the learning community at the workplace
  • using a range of mediums to learn - mentoring, peer support and networking, IT and courses
  • applying learning to technical issues (e.g. learning about products) and people issues (e.g. interpersonal and cultural aspects of work)
  • having enthusiasm for ongoing learning
  • being willing to learn in any setting - on and off the job
  • being open to new ideas and techniques
  • being prepared to invest time and effort in learning new skills
  • acknowledging the need to learn in order to accommodate change


  • having a range of basic IT skills
  • applying IT as a management tool
  • using IT to organise data
  • being willing to learn new IT skills
  • having the OHS knowledge to apply technology
  • having the appropriate physical capacity

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of twenty five (25) units made up of two (2) core units and twenty three (23) elective units.


  • a minimum of three (3) units from Group A
  • a minimum of fourteen (14) units from Group B
  • a minimum of four (4) units from Groups A, B or C
  • a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the RGR08 Racing Training Package or any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the racing industry.

For a Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward) at least fifteen (15) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Certificate IV outcomes.


RGRCMN401A Maintain and monitor OHS procedures and environmental work practices

HLTFA301B Apply first aid


RGRCMN402A Participate in media interviews for racing

RGRCMN403A Participate in racing industry appeals

RGRTRK402A Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions

AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures

PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers

PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace practices

SRSCOP001B Prepare for public speaking

SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations


RGRSTD302A Interpret wagering trends

RGRSTD303A Assess racing gear suitability and safety

RGRSTD401A Perform duties of stipendiary steward at race meetings and trials

RGRSTD402A Perform stewards' non-race day duties

RGRSTD403A Apply principles of administrative law to investigation and resolution of racing incidents

RGRSTD404A Prepare for racing industry appeals

RGRSTD405A Conduct steward supervision of sample collection procedures

RGRSTD406A Assess greyhound or horse handling skills

RGRSTD407A Assess driving or riding skills of license or registration applicants

RGRSTD408A Analyse race performance

RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

RGRSPH201A Handle horses

RGRROP301A Perform ear branding and marking up of greyhounds

RGRROP408A Perform duties of betting supervisor or steward at greyhound or horse race meetings

RGRSWA301A Collect non-blood samples from greyhounds or horses

RGRSWA302A Collect non-blood samples from racing personnel

RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance

CPPSEC3023A Gather information by factual investigation

PSPREG404C Investigate non-compliance

PSPREG410B Give evidence

TLIC107C Drive vehicle


BSBADM502B Manage meetings

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict

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