Industry Training – For participants (Trackwork Riding and Stablehand)

Racing Victoria
September 6, 2021
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What’s on offer:

Racing Victoria (RV) has taken steps to boost its support for industry participants to advance their career via two pilot programmes.

Slow Trackwork Rider, this course creates a great opportunity for current stable employee’s who have appropriate riding skills, to continue working while learning the necessary skills to get started and be accredited as a trackwork rider.  This course will also enable those commencing work as a trackwork rider to meet their licensing requirements.

Stable Start, this is for those that have just started employment as a stablehand and have not yet completed the mandatory training.

Not ready to start yet, that’s okay, just submit your expression of interest and we will keep you updated with training and career opportunities.

What we are looking for:

We are seeking expressions of interest from currently registered stable employees:

  • who would like to start a career as a trackwork rider, or
  • complete your mandatory stable employee training, or/and
  • complete trackwork rider accreditation.

What we offer:

  • Training to complete the mandatory licensing requirements for Stable Employees first registered for the 2021/22 season
  • Training for stable employees who are experienced riders to prepare to start slow track work riding
  • 2021/2022 newly registered trackwork riders can complete their trackwork rider accreditation for licensing
  • Nationally recognised training qualifications and statement of attainment
  • Subject to conditions your training will be fully funded, you can be trained for free.

Stable Start 1 day per week for 5 weeks to be conducted at Cranbourne Training Centre and Ballarat Turf Club.

Slow Trackwork Rider training at Melbourne Polytechnic Northern Lodge, 1 day per week for 12 weeks.  If you already have the required trackwork riding skills you may be fast tracked through the course and may not need to attend 12 weeks.

Racing Victoria will fund the gap in course fees (after government funding) there will be no cost to those attending these courses.

Want to get started? Please apply using the form below. First intake for training will commence in September subject to COVID-19 restrictions, further courses will be scheduled on demand in other regional locations, so express your interest now.

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