Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)

The qualification covers the role of self-employed or employed persons who work independently with limited supervision in a defined range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

A trackrider is a person who is independently engaged or employed to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer. The duties require judgement and the ability to communicate information concerning horse health, performance and temperament accurately to the trainer as well as high level riding skills and the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances.


Packaging Rules

Completion of nineteen (19) units made up of sixteen (16) core units and three (3) elective units.


a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in 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.


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

add topic RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness

add topic RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices

add topic RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction

add topic RGRPSH201A Handle horses

add topic RGRPSH202A Assist with transportation of horses

add topic RGRPSH205A Perform basic riding tasks

add topic RGRPSH206A Develop riding skills for flatwork

add topic RGRPSH207A Perform stable duties

add topic RGRPSH208A Attend horses at trackwork

add topic RGRPSH304A Identify factors that affect racehorse performance

add topic RGRPSH306A Develop basic trackwork riding skills

add topic RGRPSH307A Exercise horses in pacework

add topic RGRPSH404A Ride horses at trackwork

add topic HLTFA301B Apply first aid

add topic PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace


add topic RGRPSH209A Attend horses at race meetings and trials

add topic RGRPSH301A Implement stable operations

add topic RGRPSH309A Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction

add topic RGRPSH310A Prepare for self-management in racing

add topic RGRPSH405A Ride horses in jump outs

add topic RGRPSH406A Develop riding skills for jumping racing

add topic RGRPSH407A Educate thoroughbred horses for racing

add topic RGRPSH414A Ride horses in trials

add topic RGRPSH420A Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs

add topic BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

add topic SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict


    Pathways into the qualification

    Pathways from the qualification

    RGR40208 Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey) RGR40308 Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Race Driver)

    Licensing considerations

    This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration in some states and territories. Refer to your state or territory Principal Racing Authority for advice.

    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