Qualification details

RGR30108 - Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider) (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to RGR30102 - Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider) 23/Sep/2008
Is superseded by and equivalent to RGR30518 - Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider)Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changes to core units 04/Jul/2018

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 17/Dec/2013
(View details for release 2) 22/Jan/2013
(View details for release 1) 24/Sep/2008

Units of competency

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HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidCore
RGRCMN003A - Manage personal health and fitnessManage personal health and fitnessCore
RGRPSH309A - Implement feeding programs for racehorses under directionImplement feeding programs for racehorses under directionElective
RGRPSH310A - Prepare for self-management in racingPrepare for self-management in racingElective
RGRPSH206A - Develop riding skills for flatworkDevelop riding skills for flatworkCore
RGRPSH201A - Handle horsesHandle horsesCore
RGRPSH406A - Develop riding skills for jumping racingDevelop riding skills for jumping racingElective
RGRCMN201A - Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practicesFollow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practicesCore
RGRPSH209A - Attend horses at race meetings and trialsAttend horses at race meetings and trialsElective
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361112 Horse Trainer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921-15 Stud Hand Or Stable Hand 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Racing Industry,Racing Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Thoroughbred Fast Work Rider,Clerk of Course (Horse Racing),Trackrider 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361112 Horse Trainer 24/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921-15 Stud Hand Or Stable Hand 24/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 24/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 24/Sep/2008 
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Modification History


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Corrected typographical error



Updated superseded equivalent units



Initial release


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.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways from the qualification 

RGR40208 Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey) RGR40308 Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Race Driver)

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 nineteen (19) units made up of sixteen (16) core units and three (3) elective units.


  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in 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.


RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocol

RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness

RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices

RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction

RGRPSH201A Handle horses

RGRPSH202A Assist with transportation of horses

RGRPSH205A Perform basic riding tasks

RGRPSH206A Develop riding skills for flatwork

RGRPSH207A Perform stable duties

RGRPSH208A Attend horses at trackwork

RGRPSH304A Identify factors that affect racehorse performance

RGRPSH306A Develop basic trackwork riding skills

RGRPSH307A Exercise horses in pacework

RGRPSH404A Ride horses at trackwork

HLTFA301B Apply first aid

PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace


RGRPSH209A Attend horses at race meetings and trials

RGRPSH301A Implement stable operations

RGRPSH309A Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction

RGRPSH310A Prepare for self-management in racing

RGRPSH405A Ride horses in jump outs

RGRPSH406A Develop riding skills for jumping racing

RGRPSH407A Educate thoroughbred horses for racing

RGRPSH414A Ride horses in trials

RGRPSH420A Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs

BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict