This unit of competency supports greyhound racing industry participants to prepare for and participate in inquiries and appeals.
This unit can be contextualised for other industries while also maintaining the integrity of the unit.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Prepare for inquiries.
1. Nature of inquiry is known and understood.
2. Relevant rules of racing are identified.
3. Inquiry participants are confirmed.
Participate in inquiries.
4. Rights, responsibilities and procedures are understood and observed.
5. Nature of the charge and plea options are verified.
6. Clear and accurate information is provided in inquiries.
Prepare for appeals.
7. Advice is sought prior to lodging appeal.
8. Relevant rules of racing are identified.
9. Appealis lodged according to rules of racing.
Participate in appeals.
10. Rights, responsibilities and procedures are understood and observed.
11. Appellant's personal presentation and methods of address to participants in appeal are appropriate.
12. Written statements and documents are relevant and legible.
13. Verbal evidence and statements are succinct and relevant to the appeal.
applying relevant industry rules and regulations relating to rights, responsibilities and dress codes
communicating with stewards, officials, co-workers and others using assertive communication techniques to gather, interpret and relay information related to inquiries and appeals
completing duties in accordance with safe operating procedures and nominated time frame
gathering evidence relevant to racing or other incidents covered by the rules of racing
identifying rights, responsibilities and procedures of inquiries and appeals
identifying inquiry and appeal participants
interpreting and relating personal conduct to rules of racing
lodging an appeal
reading and interpreting workplace documentation, including rules of racing
relating to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
understanding nature of inquiry
verifying nature of the charge and plea options
written communication skills to complete workplace documentation and reports.
communication procedures within kennel and wider racing industry
personal grooming and presentation requirements
processes and procedures for inquiries and appeals
protocols and procedures for communicating with stewards and appeal panel members
range of documentation and records used in inquiries and appeals
relevant rules of racing.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:
knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions that are to apply when participating in inquiries and appeals
demonstrated appropriate use of language, terms of address and personal presentation
implementation of procedures and timely techniques for the safe, effective and efficient participation in inquiries and appeals
working with others to undertake and complete tasks related to managing participation in inquiries and appeals that meet required outcomes.
Evidence should be collected over a period of time and be focused on participating in greyhound training and racing. Assessment in a simulated situation may occur but must be related to racing industry conditions and context.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Competency must be assessed in a racing workplace or simulated environment that provides access to the required resources. Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints. It is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements or Australian Standards requirements.
Assessment of the practical components of this unit will be by observation of relevant skills.
The following resources must be available:
materials and equipment relevant to assessing candidate's ability to effectively participate in inquiries and appeals
work instructions and related documentation.
Method of assessment
Assessment methods must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Racing Training Package.
The suggested strategies for the assessment of this unit are:
written and/or oral assessment of candidate's required knowledge
observed, documented and firsthand testimonial evidence of candidate's application of practical tasks
Evidence is required to be demonstrated over a period of time, therefore where performance is not directly observed any evidence should be authenticated by supervisors or other appropriate persons.
This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role, for example:
RGRCMN001A Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols.
Guidance information for assessment
Assessment methods should reflect workplace demands (e.g. literacy and numeracy demands) and the needs of particular target groups (e.g. people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a language background other than English, youth and people from low socioeconomic backgrounds).
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the performance criteria is detailed below.
The range statement provides details of how this competency can be used in the workplaces of the racing industry to participate in inquiries and appeals. Workplaces include greyhound kennels and racecourses, training tracks and public areas.
Nature of inquiry may include:
any matter concerning greyhound racing, for example:
greyhound fails to pursue lure with due commitment
any matter or conduct that is or may be detrimental to best interests of greyhound racing
any matter that involves or may involve a breach of the rules of racing
conduct of any registered person in connection with a greyhound or any official.
Rules of racing will include:
Australian and local greyhound racing rules
Participants may include:
other persons nominated by stewards.
Rights, responsibilities and procedures may include:
appeal against stewards' decision
appeal against board members' rights and obligations under the rules of racing when conducting an appeal
gathering relevant evidence
legal parameters within the rules of racing
right to natural justice or procedural fairness during the conduct of inquiries and appeals
responsibilities of handler, trainer and owner
stewards' rights and obligations under the rules of racing when conducting an inquiry
hearing by stewards between races at the time of the race meeting
notification of inquiry at time of incident with hearing conducted at a later date
number of days allowed to lodge a notice of appeal in writing
number of days allowed to begin appeal procedures.
Clear and accurate information may include:
clarifying what the inquiry is about
presenting clear and accurate information in a logical order
relating evidence with reference to relevant rules and regulations
using non-discriminatory language
using effective listening and speaking skills
verifying what has been said or done and why it has been said or done.
Advice prior to lodging an appeal may include:
appeals process and procedures
level of penalty or suspension duration
lodgement of notice of appeal and fees
subject matter of appeals against stewards' decision and penalty and associated rules of racing
time frame of appeal related to statutory requirement.
Personal presentation may include:
industry dress codes
personal grooming requirements
personal cleanliness and condition of clothing appropriate for a formal meeting.
Methods of address may include:
addressing appeal panel members politely
refraining from swearing, arguing or fighting
refraining from interrupting
using assertive but not aggressive body language and voice
using language that is not patronising but at a suitable level.
Greyhound racing code
This unit contains employability skills.
Refer to Unit Descriptor