Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward)

This qualification reflects the role of 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 are undertaken within the regulatory and integrity services operations in racing. In addition, stewards supervise the conduct of race meetings, and investigate incidents and potential non-compliance issues, as well as arbitrating and awarding penalties under the principles of administrative law.

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.

An extensive knowledge of the rules of racing, racing protocols, animal welfare and duty of care requirements is also considered essential. 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 three (3) units from Group A

a minimum of fourteen (14) units from Group B

a minimum of four (4) units from Groups A, B or C

a maximum of two (2) 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 (Steward) at least fifteen (15) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Certificate IV outcomes.


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

add topic HLTFA301B Apply first aid


add topic RGRCMN402A Participate in media interviews for racing

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 PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers

add topic PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace practices

add topic SRSCOP001B Prepare for public speaking

add topic SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations


add topic RGRSTD302A Interpret wagering trends

add topic RGRSTD303A Assess racing gear suitability and safety

add topic RGRSTD401A Perform duties of stipendiary steward at race meetings and trials

add topic RGRSTD402A Perform stewards' non-race day duties

add topic RGRSTD403A Apply principles of administrative law to investigation and resolution of racing incidents

add topic RGRSTD404A Prepare for racing industry appeals

add topic RGRSTD405A Conduct steward supervision of sample collection procedures

add topic RGRSTD406A Assess greyhound or horse handling skills

add topic RGRSTD407A Assess driving or riding skills of license or registration applicants

add topic RGRSTD408A Analyse race performance

add topic RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

add topic RGRSPH201A Handle horses

add topic RGRROP301A Perform ear branding and marking up of greyhounds

add topic RGRROP408A Perform duties of betting supervisor or steward at greyhound or horse race meetings

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 CPPSEC3023A Gather information by factual investigation

add topic PSPREG404C Investigate non-compliance

add topic PSPREG410B Give evidence

add topic TLIC107C Drive vehicle


add topic BSBADM502B Manage meetings

add topic BSBWOR204A Use business technology

add topic BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict


    Pathways into the qualification

    RGR30408 Certificate III in Racing Services (Cadet Steward)

    Pathways from the qualification

    RGR50308 Diploma of 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

Licensing Information

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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