Qualification details

RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance) (Release 2)


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

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCAGB402A - Analyse and interpret production dataAnalyse and interpret production data Elective
AHCBIO202A - Follow site quarantine proceduresFollow site quarantine procedures Elective
AHCBIO301A - Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest responseWork effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response Elective
AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicalsMinimise risks in the use of chemicals Elective
AHCCHM402A - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use program Elective
AHCIRG407A - Supervise on-site irrigation installation and construction workSupervise on-site irrigation installation and construction work Elective
AHCLSC401A - Supervise landscape project worksSupervise landscape project works Elective
AHCMOM301A - Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repairCoordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair Elective
AHCPGD301A - Implement a plant establishment programImplement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCSOL501A - Monitor and manage soils for productionMonitor and manage soils for production Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-11 General Gardener 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 24/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-11 General Gardener 24/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 24/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 24/Sep/2008 
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Initial release


This qualification reflects the role of independently employed 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 cover the maintenance and repair of racing tracks, gardens and other facilities as well as the use of tools and machinery. Responsibilities may also cover the planning of work rosters, supervision of race meeting staff and management of contract capital works or improvements.

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).

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 

RGR30508 Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

Pathways from the qualification 

RGR50408 Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)

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 five (5) units from Group A
  • a minimum of twelve (12) units from Group D
  • a minimum of two (2) units from Groups A, C, D or E
  • a maximum of four (4) 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 (Track Maintenance) at least fifteen (15) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Certificate IV outcomes.

Electives may be selected from any of the listed groups A, C, D and E. Refer to Volume IV for the group listings.

The electives can be chosen from any AQF level however they should complement Certificate IV qualification requirements.

Ideally electives should be chosen as part of the individual training plan for a learner so that they provide skills and knowledge development that is relevant to their employment or future promotion. In some cases an individual training plan may include a mixture of units for those who work in more than one specialist area.


RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols

RGRCMN401A Maintain and monitor OHS procedures and environmental work practices


RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness

RGRCMN403A Participate in racing industry appeals

RGRTRK402A Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions

AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures

HLTFA403C Manage first aid in the workplace

PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers

PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace

PUACOM012B Liaise with the media at a local level

SRSCOP001B Prepare for public speaking

SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations

SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency response


RGRADM302A Supervise use of track and race club facilities

RGRSTD406A Assess greyhound or horse handling skills

RGRTRK301A Assist with race meeting track management

RGRTRK302A Maintain specialised non-turf track surfaces for racing

RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance

RGRTRK401A Prepare track and facilities for race meetings

AHCAGB402A Analyse and interpret production data

AHCBIO301A Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use programs

AHCIRG407A Supervise on site irrigation installation and construction work

AHCLSC401A Supervise landscape project works

AHCMOM301A Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program

AHCSOL501A Monitor and manage soils for production

AHCTRF304A Monitor turf health

AHCTRF305A Renovate sports turf

AHCTRF401A Develop a sports turf maintenance program

AHCTRF501A Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

AHCWRK302A Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

RTF4007A Prepare a garden design

THTFME06A Manage event contractors

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