Qualification details

RGR20208 - Certificate II in Racing (Kennelhand) (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to RGR20213 - Certificate II in Racing (Greyhound) 16/Dec/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 22/Jan/2013
(View details for release 1) 24/Sep/2008

Units of competency

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SRXGRO002A - Deal with conflictDeal with conflictElective
RGRPSG304A - Participate in greyhound inquiries and appealsParticipate in greyhound inquiries and appealsElective
RGRPSG303A - Determine nutritional requirements for racing greyhoundsDetermine nutritional requirements for racing greyhoundsElective
RGRPSG302A - Assess health and provide first aid for greyhoundsAssess health and provide first aid for greyhoundsElective
RGRPSG206A - Perform duties of greyhound catcherPerform duties of greyhound catcherCore
RGRPSG205A - Attend greyhounds at race meetingsAttend greyhounds at race meetingsCore
RGRPSG204A - Attend greyhounds during exercise routinesAttend greyhounds during exercise routinesCore
RGRPSG203A - Perform kennel dutiesPerform kennel dutiesCore
RGRPSG202A - Transport greyhoundsTransport greyhoundsCore
RGRPSG201A - Handle greyhoundsHandle greyhoundsCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-15 Animal Attendant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Racing Administration,Racing Industry 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Greyhound Race Club Kennel Attendant,Greyhound Race Club Parade Official,Greyhound Race Day Attendant,Greyhound Owner Trainer,Greyhound Attendant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 24/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-15 Animal Attendant 24/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 24/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 24/Sep/2008 
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Modification History


TP Version 




Updated superseded equivalent units



Initial release


This qualification reflects the role of employees who work under supervision and in known routines but with a defined amount of responsibility and limited judgement.

A kennelhand is a person who is employed in a greyhound racing kennel and whose prime function is to care for the animals and to meet their individual needs of feeding, grooming, exercising, transporting and keeping the environment safe, clean and hygienic. The kennelhand works under the direction of a greyhound trainer or kennel supervisor but is also able to act autonomously in certain situations requiring solutions to a limited range of problems or working as part of a team.

It should be noted that duties involve caring for racing greyhounds that can easily injure themselves or their handlers. There is therefore a degree of responsibility as well as a duty of care involved in the work. There will be occasions when a kennelhand will be in sole charge of an animal in situations where a danger exists to the animal, the handler or the general public, such as exercising in public areas or leading on a racecourse.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways from the qualification 

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.

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 fourteen (14) units made up of twelve (12) core units and two (2) elective units.


  • Two (2) units aligned to AQF levels 2 or 3 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 the racing industry.


RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols

RGRCMN002A Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries

RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices

RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction

RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

RGRPSG202A Transport greyhounds

RGRPSG203A Perform kennel duties

RGRPSG204A Attend greyhounds during exercise routines

RGRPSG205A Attend greyhounds at race meetings

RGRPSG206A Perform duties of greyhound catcher

HLTFA301B Apply first aid

PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace


RGRPSG302A Assess health and provide first aid for greyhounds

RGRPSG303A Determine nutritional requirements for racing greyhounds

RGRPSG304A Participate in greyhound inquiries and appeals

RGRCMN003 Manage personal health and fitness

BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict