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RGRSS00010 - Harness or Thoroughbred Training Operations Skill Set (Release 1)


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1 1 (this release)Current 22/Jan/2013

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Pathways Information

These units provide credit towards RGR40108 Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Check with your State Principal Racing Authority for current license or registration requirements for this Skill Set.

Skill Set Requirements

Complete six (6) units of competency.

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols


Maintain and monitor OHS procedures and environmental work practices


Manage horse health and welfare


Participate in protests, inquiries and appeals


Operate horse racing training business


Trial and race horses

Target Group

Those wishing to meet industry licensing requirements to be able to race horses in industry regulated competitions.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These competencies from the RGR08 Racing Training Package meet industry requirements to be licensed as a racehorse trainer in the [insert relevant racing code - harness OR thoroughbred] racing code, subject to State Principal Racing Authority requirements.

Entry Requirements

Before undertaking this Skill Set candidates will be able to demonstrate extensive industry-relevant experience in the care, welfare and management of racing horses and must be able to demonstrate that they have the appropriate skills and knowledge commensurate with RGR30208 Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand).

Additional Advice

There may be additional units necessary to comply with specific State Principal Racing Authority licensing requirements. When additional units are required they are recognised as a separate Statement of Attainment. Suggested additional units are listed below.

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Relate anatomical and physiological features to the care and treatment of horses


Determine nutritional requirements for racing horses


Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs


Train horses for jumping racing


Plan and implement education of horses for racing

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