Qualification details

RGR40508 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Racing Administration) (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from RGR08 Racing Training Package04/Jul/2018

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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SISXIND405A - Conduct projectsConduct projectsDeletedElective
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansSupersededElective
BSBREL401A - Establish networksEstablish networksSupersededElective
BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationshipsEstablish effective workplace relationshipsSupersededElective
RGRADM401A - Manage race meeting operationsManage race meeting operationsDeletedElective
BSBITS401B - Maintain business technologyMaintain business technologySupersededElective
BSBCUS401B - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategiesSupersededElective
SITHFAB201 - Provide responsible service of alcoholProvide responsible service of alcoholSupersededElective
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidSupersededCore
RGRCMN003A - Manage personal health and fitnessManage personal health and fitnessDeletedElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452318 Dog Or Horse Racing Official 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-33 Horse Or Dog Racing Official 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Racing Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Thoroughbred Race Starter,Handicapper,Race Grader,Racing Biological Security Officer,Betting Supervisor,Harness Race Starter,Racing Administrator,Racing Judge 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452318 Dog Or Horse Racing Official 24/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-33 Horse Or Dog Racing Official 24/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 24/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 24/Sep/2008 
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Modification History


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Updated superseded equivalent units.



Updated superseded equivalent units. Corrected wrong unit name in packaging rules



Initial release


This qualification reflects the role of 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 include the administration, event management and operations areas of racing.

The candidate is required to solve unpredictable problems by analysing and evaluating information, and to demonstrate broad knowledge in a variety of contexts. The ability to communicate with racing participants across a wide range of socio-economic and cultural groups is an important aspect of this role.

While they may not be required to handle horses or greyhounds, employees with this qualification are often required to work close to race animals. For their own safety, the safety of others and the safety of animals, employees must be aware of potential risks and hazards associated with animal behaviour.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

RGR30308 Certificate III in Racing Services (Racing Administration)

Pathways from the qualification 

RGR50208 Diploma of Racing Services (Racing Administration)

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 three (3) core units and twenty two (22) elective units.


  • a minimum of four (4) units from Group A
  • a minimum of twelve (12) units from Group C
  • 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 (Racing Administration) 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

HLTFA301B Apply first aid


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

SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations

SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency response

SRSCOP001B Prepare for public speaking


RGRADM302A Supervise use of track and race club facilities

RGRADM401A Manage race meeting operations

RGRADM402A Prepare for race meeting special events

AHCBUS503A Negotiate and monitor contracts

AHCWRK401A Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

BSBADM409A Coordinate business resources

BSBADM502B Manage meetings

BSBCUS401B Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBCUS402B Address customer needs

BSBFIA402A Report on financial activity

BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBITS401B Maintain business technology

BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT402A Implement operational plan

BSBMKG414A Undertake marketing activities

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

BSBREL401A Establish networks

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

CHCPOL402C Contribute to policy development

CUVPUB501A Develop and manage public relations strategies

SISXIND405A Conduct projects

SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITXMPR501 Obtain and manage sponsorship

SRXEVT003B Coordinate events

SRXEVT007B Manage spectators at an event or program

SRXGOV004B Work efficiently with the board of an organisation

SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict

SRXHRM001B Manage volunteers

THTFME06A Manage event contractors

THTFME07A Organise and monitor infrastructure for outdoor events

TLIR4002A Source goods/services and evaluate contractors