Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

This qualification reflects the role of independently employed 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 cover the maintenance and repair of racing tracks, gardens and other facilities as well as the use of tools and machinery. Responsibilities may also cover the planning of work rosters, supervision of race meeting staff and management of contract capital works or improvements.

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).

The candidate is required to solve unpredictable problems by the analysis and evaluation of information and demonstrate broad knowledge in a variety of contexts.


Packaging Rules

Completion of twenty five (25) units made up of two (2) core units and twenty three (23) elective units.


a minimum of five (5) units from Group A

a minimum of twelve (12) units from Group D

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 (Track Maintenance) 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.


add topic RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols

add topic RGRCMN401A Maintain and monitor OHS procedures and environmental work practices


add topic RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness

add topic RGRCMN403A Participate in racing industry appeals

add topic RGRTRK402A Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions

add topic AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures

add topic HLTFA403C Manage first aid in the workplace

add topic PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers

add topic PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUACOM012B Liaise with the media at a local level

add topic SRSCOP001B Prepare for public speaking

add topic SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations

add topic SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency response


add topic RGRADM302A Supervise use of track and race club facilities

add topic RGRSTD406A Assess greyhound or horse handling skills

add topic RGRTRK301A Assist with race meeting track management

add topic RGRTRK302A Maintain specialised non-turf track surfaces for racing

add topic RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance

add topic RGRTRK401A Prepare track and facilities for race meetings

add topic AHCAGB402A Analyse and interpret production data

add topic AHCBIO301A Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

add topic AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

add topic AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use programs

add topic AHCIRG407A Supervise on site irrigation installation and construction work

add topic AHCLSC401A Supervise landscape project works

add topic AHCMOM301A Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

add topic AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program

add topic AHCSOL501A Monitor and manage soils for production

add topic AHCTRF304A Monitor turf health

add topic AHCTRF305A Renovate sports turf

add topic AHCTRF401A Develop a sports turf maintenance program

add topic AHCTRF501A Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

add topic AHCWRK302A Monitor weather conditions

add topic AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

add topic RTF4007A Prepare a garden design

add topic THTFME06A Manage event contractors


    Pathways into the qualification

    RGR30508 Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)

    Pathways from the qualification

    RGR50408 Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

    Job roles

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification pathways

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


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


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