Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)

National ID: RGR40208
State ID: S651
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Private
COASTAL AND RURAL TRAINING PTY LTD T/A RURAL TRAINING AUSTRALIA

Workplace Traineeship Overview

This qualification is part of the Racing Training Package. It covers the skills and knowledge required by jockeys who contract riding services on a daily basis to owners and trainers It is also an occupation where non-adherence to rules or poor performance can result in fines or suspensions from riding. Hence knowledge of rules and legal procedures is essential and the ability to defend reputation and livelihood in stewards' inquiries is critical.

As racing is conducted at national and international venues Jockeys are required to identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. As a jockey is required to exhibit a high degree of decision-making skill during races, to exercise judgement when choosing mounts and to have an ability to assess form and discriminate between mounts. The jockey requires an in-depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology and health of the horse as he is required to communicate about the performance of the horse to the trainers and owners at the end of the race.

What will I learn?

  • Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices;
  • Manage personal health and fitness;
  • Handle horses;
  • Develop riding skills for flatwork
  • Communicate electronically
  • Respond to emergency situations;
  • Participate in media interviews for racing and many more…

Delivery:

Training is delivered fully on-the-job via

  • Face-to-Face
  • At the Workplace
  • Blended
  • Traineeship

Course description

Workplace Traineeship Overview

This qualification is part of the Racing Training Package. It covers the skills and knowledge required by jockeys who contract riding services on a daily basis to owners and trainers It is also an occupation where non-adherence to rules or poor performance can result in fines or suspensions from riding. Hence knowledge of rules and legal procedures is essential and the ability to defend reputation and livelihood in stewards' inquiries is critical.

As racing is conducted at national and international venues Jockeys are required to identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. As a jockey is required to exhibit a high degree of decision-making skill during races, to exercise judgement when choosing mounts and to have an ability to assess form and discriminate between mounts. The jockey requires an in-depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology and health of the horse as he is required to communicate about the performance of the horse to the trainers and owners at the end of the race.

What will I learn?

  • Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices;
  • Manage personal health and fitness;
  • Handle horses;
  • Develop riding skills for flatwork
  • Communicate electronically
  • Respond to emergency situations;
  • Participate in media interviews for racing and many more…

Delivery:

Training is delivered fully on-the-job via

  • Face-to-Face
  • At the Workplace
  • Blended
  • Traineeship

Campus locations

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