Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)

RGR20108

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: Not available

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Average Course Duration: 5 Months

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of employees who work under supervision and in known routines but with a defined amount of responsibility and limited judgement.

A stablehand is a person who is employed in a harness or thoroughbred racing stable and whose prime function is to care for the animals and to meet their individual needs of feeding, grooming, exercising and transporting; as well as keeping the environment safe, clean and hygienic. In a harness racing stable the stablehand cares for standardbred horses. In a thoroughbred racing stable the stablehand cares for thoroughbreds. The stablehand works under the direction of a trainer or stable supervisor but is also able to act autonomously in certain situations requiring solutions to a limited range of problems or working as part of a team.

It should be noted that duties involve caring for highly-strung, expensive animals that can easily injure themselves or their handlers. There is therefore a degree of responsibility as well as a duty of care involved in the work. There will be occasions when a stablehand will be in sole charge of an animal in situations where a danger exists to the animal, the handler or the general public, such as unloading from a float or leading on a racecourse.

Competencies attained in the units packaged for this qualification will apply to the harness and thoroughbred codes of the industry. Consequently when performance criteria are applied they will relate to the harness or thoroughbred code and a Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand) must contain a statement as follows:

'This qualification was achieved under the conditions operating in the [insert relevant racing code - harness OR thoroughbred] code of the racing industry.'

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

Jobs

Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

Professionals

28.2%

Professionals
Technicians and Trades Workers

26.1%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Labourers

22.5%

Labourers

Industries

Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

Education and training

26.9%

Education and training
Agriculture, forestry and fishing

20.2%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Administrative and support services

13.8%

Administrative and support services

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

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There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 


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Subsidised Training

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VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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