Industry Overview

If you enjoy dealing with people and are a good communicator then a job in the racing industry could be of interest to you. Your main responsibilities could entail taking bets and debiting credit accounts, issuing tickets and preparing summaries of transactions, monitoring amounts of money placed on race entrants and answering betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person.

You’ll need to have a keen knowledge of the racing industry to provide advice to your customers, and be a great communicator. Most of the job will be talking to customers and ensuring their bets are captured correctly and answering a lot of questions.

Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry can include Apprenticeships and Traineeships, VET and university pathways. You can start your career in this industry at a Certificate II level, before moving on to certificate II or attain a Diploma if you wish. Specific courses could include:

  • Certificate II in Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • Certificate III in Racing Services (Racing Administration
  • Certificate IV in Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • Diploma of Racing Services (Racing Administration)


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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

  • Racing Stables Employee

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • ***Applications close 14 Aug 2020*** Our client is seeking passionate and motivated people to join their team at one of Australia's leading harness racing stables. They are seeking applications from anybody who is passionate about working with horses and building their career in this industry. They have multiple vacancies from entry level Traineeships through to senior roles within their company.
  • Racing IndustryRacehorse Trainer
  • Fri 31 Jul , 2020
  • Lucas, Victoria
  • Cert IV Racing Industry Traineeship - AD34

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • ***Application Close 14 Aug 2020**** A Racehorse trainer is responsible for the care, maintenance and racing performance of the animals. The trainer is required to solve unpredictable problems by the analysis and evaluation of information and demonstrate broad knowledge in a variety of contexts. Knowledge of industry rules and legal procedures is essential.
  • Racing IndustryRacehorse Trainer
  • Fri 31 Jul , 2020
  • Lucas, Victoria
  • Cert III Racing Industry Trainee - AD33

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • ***Applications close 14 Aug 2020*** An advanced stablehand is a person who is in charge of daily operations in a harness or thoroughbred racing stable. In a harness racing stable the stablehand cares for standardbred horses. In a thoroughbred racing stable the stablehand cares for thoroughbreds. The advanced stablehand works to the delegated instructions of a trainer who has overall responsibility for the enterprise. There is a degree of autonomy within the delegation, for example an advanced stablehand is permitted under the rules of racing to act for the trainer on race days and when operating as a foreman in the stable environment directs and coordinates one or more stablehands.
  • Racing IndustryRacehorse Trainer
  • Fri 31 Jul , 2020
  • Lucas, Victoria
  • Cert II Racing Industry Traineeship _ AD32

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • 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. This opportunity will provide you with great mentoring and formal learning to enter the equine industry.
  • Racing IndustryStablehand
  • Fri 31 Jul , 2020
  • Lucas, Victoria