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RGR40208 – Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)

Course Summary:

A jockey is an independent professional sportsperson licensed by thoroughbred racing industry authorities to compete in industry-regulated competition. The jockey contracts riding services on a daily basis to owners and trainers. A jockey possesses the highest level of race riding and horse handling skills, which require application of problem solving skills to unpredictable problems. 

Career Outcomes:

  • Apprentice Jockey
  • Jockey

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36 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery

How to Apply:                     

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements:

  • Must hold the RGR20108 Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand).

Fees and Charges:

  • Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (www.skillinvest.com.au).

Qualification Requirements:

To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, a total of 29 units must be completed, comprising:

  • 26 core units
  • 3 elective units

The nominal hours for the units selected must total between 1236 and 1288 hours.

Core Units

  • RGRCMN001A - Comply with the Rules of Racing and Related Protocols
  • RGRCMN003A - Manage Personal Health and Fitness
  • RGRCMN202A - Achieve Requirements for Industry Induction
  • RGRPSH304A - Identify Factors that Affect Racehorse Performance
  • RGRPSH417A - Participate in Protests, Inquiries and Appeals
  • SRXGRO002A - Deal with Conflict 
  • RGRCMN201A - Follow OHS Procedures and Observe Environmental Work Practices
  • RGRPSH201A - Handle Horses 
  • RGRPSH202A - Assist with Transportation of Horses
  • RGRPSH207A - Perform Stable Duties 
  • RGRPSH208A - Attend Horses at Trackwork
  • RGRPSH209A - Attend Horses at Race Meetings and Trials
  • RGRPSH205A - Perform Basic Riding Tasks 
  • RGRPSH206A - Develop Riding Skills for Flatwork
  • RGRPSH306A - Develop Basic Trackwork Riding Skills
  • RGRPSH307A - Exercise Horses in Pacework
  • RGRPSH404A - Ride Horses at Trackwork
  • RGRPSH405A - Ride Horses in Jump Outs
  • RGRPSH407A - Educate Thoroughbred Horses for Racing
  • RGRPSH414A - Ride Horses in Trials 
  • RGRPSH415A - Ride Horses in Races
  • RGRPSH413A - Prepare for Race Riding
  • RGRPSH310A - Prepare for Self-Management in Racing
  • RGRPSH419A - Manage Principles of Sport Science for Jockeys
  • PUACOM001C - Communicate in the Workplace
  • HLTFA301B - Apply First Aid

Elective Units

  • RGRCMN402A - Participate in Media Interviews for Racing
  • RGRPSH418A - Set Goals to Improve Racing Performance
  • BSBITU203A - Communicate Electronically