Qualification details

RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance) (Release 2)


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DeletedDeleted from RGR08 Racing Training Package04/Jul/2018

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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AHCPMG301A - Control weedsControl weedsElective
AHCPMG302A - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersElective
AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaDetermine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaElective
AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret resultsSample soils and interpret resultsElective
AHCTRF304A - Monitor turf healthMonitor turf healthElective
AHCTRF305A - Renovate sports turfRenovate sports turfElective
AHCWRK201A - Observe and report on weatherObserve and report on weatherElective
AHCWRK302A - Monitor weather conditionsMonitor weather conditionsElective
AHCWRK305A - Coordinate work site activitiesCoordinate work site activitiesElective
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidCore
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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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Racing Track Maintenance,Racing Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Greyhound Lure Driver,Track Maintainer,Harness Mobile Start Driver 

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 514 Certificate III 24/Sep/2008 
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Modification History


TP Version 




Updated superseded equivalent units



Initial release


This qualification reflects the role of persons who are responsible for organising their own work within known routines. Work responsibilities cover the maintenance and repair of racing tracks, gardens and other facilities as well as the use of tools and machinery.

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).

A range of well-developed skills involving judgement and problem solving with some theoretical knowledge is required.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

RGR20408 Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

Pathways from the qualification 

RGR40708 Certificate IV 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 twenty (20) units made up of five (5) core and fifteen (15) elective units.


  • a minimum of ten (10) units from Group D
  • a minimum of two (2) units from Groups A, C, D or E
  • a maximum of three (3) 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 III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance) at least twelve (12) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Certificate III 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 III 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

RGRCMN002A Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries

RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices OR 

RGRCMN401A Maintain and monitor OHS procedures and environmental work practices

RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction

HLTFA301B Apply first aid


RGRADM302A Service use of track and race club facilities

RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

RGRPSH201A Handle horses

RGRTRK301A Assist with race meeting track management

RGRTRK302A Maintain specialised non-turf track surfaces for racing

RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance

AHCBIO301A Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems

AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCMOM301A Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM305A Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPMG301A Control weeds

AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results

AHCTRF304A Monitor turf health

AHCTRF305A Renovate sports turf

AHCWRK201A Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK302A Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

HLTGM202B Use hand and power tools

HLTGM305B Maintain pool environments

THTGTM01B Carry out general maintenance

THTGTM02B Carry out grounds maintenance