Qualification details

RGR20408 - Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance) (Release 1)


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Is superseded by RGR20218 - Certificate II in Racing IndustryUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. One qualification with four optional specialisations. 04/Jul/2018

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1 (this release) 24/Sep/2008

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Units of competency

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RTC2301A - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machineryN/A
RTC2307A - Operate machinery and equipmentOperate machinery and equipmentN/A
RGRCMN002A - Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industriesInvestigate job opportunities in racing and related industriesN/A
PUACOM001B - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceN/A
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidN/A
RGRCMN003A - Manage personal health and fitnessManage personal health and fitnessN/A
HLTGM202B - Use hand and power toolsUse hand and power toolsN/A
RTC2404A - Treat plant pests, diseases and disordersTreat plant pests, diseases and disordersN/A
RGRPSH201A - Handle horsesHandle horsesN/A
SRXEMR001A - Respond to emergency situationsRespond to emergency situationsN/A
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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 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Racing Track Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Track Maintenance Trainee 

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 521 Certificate II 24/Sep/2008 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification reflects the role of employees who work under supervision in known routines but with a defined amount of responsibility and limited judgement. Work responsibilities cover the maintenance and repair of racing tracks, gardens and other facilities as well as the use of tools and machinery. The employee works under the direction of a 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.

Employees with this qualification 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).

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways from the qualification 

RGR30508 Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

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 sixteen (16) units made up of four (4) core and twelve (12) elective units.


  • a minimum of one (1) unit from Group A
  • a minimum of seven (7) units from Group D
  • a minimum of two (2) units from Groups A, C, D or E
  • 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 II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance) at least nine (9) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Certificate II 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 II 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.


HLTFA301B Apply first aid

RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocol

RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices

RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction


PUACOM001B Communicate in the workplace

RGRCMN002A Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industry

RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness

RGRTRK402A Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions

RTE2707B Follow site quarantine procedures

SRXEMR001A Respond to emergency situations


HLTGM202B Use hand and power tools

HLTGM305B Maintain pool environments

RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

RGRPSH201A Handle horses

RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance

RTC2012A Plant trees and shrubs

RTC2210A Maintain properties and structures

RTC2301A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

RTC2306A Operate vehicles

RTC2307A Operate machinery and equipment

RTC2401A Treat weeds

RTC2404A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

RTC2706A Apply chemicals under supervision

RTE2503B Observe and report on weather

RTE2602A Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

RTE3410A Work effectively in an emergency disease response

RTF2504A Determine basic properties of soil/growing media

THTGTM01B Carry out general maintenance

THTGTM02B Carry out grounds maintenance