Apply principles of administrative law to investigation and resolution of racing incidents
Issue Date: October 2018
This unit of competency supports stipendiary or cadet stewards and others authorised to conduct and resolve racing incident investigations.
Competencies attained in this unit apply to the greyhound, harness or thoroughbred code of the industry. Consequently when performance criteria are applied they will relate to the greyhound code or the harness code or the thoroughbred code, and statements of attainment for this unit will reflect this distinction.
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to ensure principles of administrative law are applied in the investigation and resolution of incidents in racing. It requires knowledge of the rules of racing, the concept of natural justice, and the application of correct documentation procedures. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including conflict resolution, assertiveness and interviewing techniques, are required.
This unit has been contextualised and is based on TAFE NSW 0639F Principles of Administrative Law.
This unit of competency operates in workplace environments of racing administration, kennels, stables, racecourses and public areas.
Greyhound, harness and thoroughbred racing is strictly regulated throughout Australia. All stewards are appointed under the rules of racing by the relevant racing controlling body. For this reason enrolment in this unit of competency is restricted to people currently employed as a stipendiary or cadet steward or those who have been approved by a State Principal Racing Authority to undertake this unit.
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