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Qualifications through Racing Queensland

About the training at Racing Queensland

Racing Queensland (RQ) is a Registered Training Organisation, delivering qualifications form the Racing and Breeding Training Package. Predominantly, RQ deliver these qualifications as traineeships and apprenticeships, available as school-based, part time and full time.


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RGR10118 – Certificate I in Racing (Stablehand)

RGR20218 – Certificate II in Racing Industry

RGR30218 – Certificate III in Racing (Stablehand)

RGR30518 – Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider)

RGR40218 – Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey) – Fact Sheet            RTO Provider 31452

Who can apply?

If you are 15 years of age or over and seeking employment in the Queensland Racing Industry, you can become a trainee Stablehand or Trackrider. No previous horse experience is necessary.

Benefits of working in the racing industry

  • This is a special opportunity to start an exciting, challenging and interesting new career.
  • Racing is an international industry with employment world wide, and it presents the opportunity to travel extensively.
  • Former graduates have been employed in around Australia, Ireland, America, Dubai, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan.
  • It is a growth industry that includes the world of racing, breeding and training thoroughbreds and stablehands