- The racing industry requires that the maximum weight for riders is 80 kilograms for trackriding. Students who do not meet this requirement will complete their Certificate I and II in Racing with non-riding electives.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Qualifications within this career group include all those associated with breeding, training and caring for race horses.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate I in Racing (Stablehand)
3 core units: Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices; Catch and handle quiet horses under supervision; Perform basic stable duties; plus 2 elective units.
Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
11 core units: Apply first aid; Communicate in the workplace; Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols; Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries; Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices; Achieve requirements for industry induction; Handle horses; Assist with transportation of horses; Perform stable duties; Attend horses at trackwork; Attend horses at race meetings and trials; plus 2 elective units.
Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices; apply first aid; comply with the rules of racing and related protocols; investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries; achieve requirements for industry induction; communicate in the workplace; handle horses; assist with transportation of horses; perform stable duties; attend horses at trackwork; attend horses at race meetings and trials.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession