This qualification reflects the role of persons who operate in business with responsibilities for quality outputs, supervising staff, coordinating groups, planning and developing strategic initiatives, and operating in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. The size of the business requires higher-level skills particularly in the technical, planning and management areas.
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; application of appropriate penalties, racing protocols, animal welfare and duty of care requirements; preparation of budgets; development of rules and policy recommendations; and effective skills in public speaking are also considered to be essential.
Employees at this level are required to evaluate information for planning and research purposes and apply theoretical concepts to a range of situations
Completion of twenty six (26) units made up of two (2) core units and twenty four (24) elective units.
RULES FOR ELECTIVE UNITS
a minimum of six (6) units from Group A
a minimum of ten (10) units from Group B
a minimum of four (4) units from Groups A, B or C
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 Diploma of Racing Services (Steward) at least twelve (12) of the units selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to Diploma outcomes.