Certificate III in Racing Services (Cadet Steward)

This qualification reflects the role of persons who are responsible for organising their own work within known routines. Work responsibilities are undertaken within regulatory and integrity services operations in racing; a high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required in job functions.

Employees with this qualification need to be confident about moving in close proximity to racing horses or greyhounds and to be able to identify safe and unsafe methods of handling by others, as well as recognising approved and non-approved racing gear and equipment and legal and illegal racing tactics.

Knowledge of the rules of racing, racing protocols, animal welfare and duty of care requirements is also considered essential. A range of well-developed skills involving judgement and problem solving with some theoretical knowledge is required.


Packaging Rules

Completion of twenty (20) units made up of four (4) core units and sixteen (16) elective units.


a minimum of four (4) units from Group A

a minimum of seven (7) units from Group B

a minimum of two (2) units from Groups A, B or C

a maximum of three (3) 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 III in Racing Services (Cadet Steward) at least twelve (12) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Certificate III outcomes.


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

add topic RGRCMN202A Achieve requirements for industry induction

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

add topic HLTFA301B Apply first aid


add topic RGRCMN002A Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries

add topic RGRCMN003A Manage personal health and fitness

add topic AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures

add topic PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace

add topic SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations

add topic SRSCOP001B Prepare for public speaking


add topic RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

add topic RGRPSH201A Handle horses

add topic RGRROP301A Perform ear branding and marking up of greyhounds

add topic RGRSTD301A Perform duties of cadet steward

add topic RGRSTD302A Interpret wagering trends

add topic RGRSTD303A Assess racing gear suitability and safety

add topic RGRSTD408A Analyse race performance

add topic RGRSWA301A Collect non-blood samples from greyhounds or horses

add topic RGRSWA302A Collect non-blood samples from racing personnel

add topic RGRTRK303A Provide emergency animal assistance

add topic PRISIS306A Gather information by factual investigation

add topic PSPREG410B Give evidence

add topic TLIC107C Drive vehicle


add topic BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity

add topic BSBWOR204A Use business technology

add topic BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic BSBWRT301A Write simple documents

add topic SRSOGP014A Develop activity rules and regulations

add topic SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict

add topic THTFME09A Develop and update knowledge of protocol events


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    RGR20308 Certificate II in Racing Services (Racing Administration)

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to RGR40608 Certificate IV Racing Services (Steward)

    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

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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