Next NSW Race
Training Department

Racing NSW Training and Education is managed by the multiple award-winning Australian Racing and Equine Academy, which is a strategic training partnership between Racing NSW and TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute.

Our objectives are:-

• Assist people entering the industry to find their most suitable career path
• To increase apprentice jockey and trackwork rider numbers
• To deliver training to industry participants
• Manage the Racing NSW Apprentice School
• Manage the Racing NSW Rising Star Apprentice Race Series
• Encourage greater participation of people in the racing industry
• Provide ongoing industry credible mentoring to apprentice jockeys, trackwork riders, strappers, stablehand trainees and racehorse trainers
• Ensure participants are informed about the National Racing Industry
• Training Package, which has been implemented in each state in Australia
• Provide equitable training throughout the country, provincial and metropolitan regions
• Formulate a strategic approach to promote Racing NSW Apprentice School and industry career paths to school students
• CIV Racehorse trainers qualification to new racehorse trainers
• Barrier attendant skill set mandatory training
• Education and training for racetrack maintenance staff across NSW

Services the Academy offers include:-

• Providing information for horse trainers and parents
• Providing information for prospective employees to the racing industry
• Visiting schools to advise students about the racing industry
• Conducting visits to the races for school career advisors
• Informing students and horse trainers about the Racing Industry
• Training Package
• Assisting with placement of school students on work experience in racing stables
• Provide industry training to stablehands, forman/women, track riders, jockeys, racehorse trainers, racetrack managers, barrier attendants, approved riders and racing administration

Contact - Training Manager, Karlie Triffitt
Phone - (02) 4570 9202
Email -
Website -
Phone - 1800 200 724
Fax - (02) 9551 7521
Postal address:
Locked Bag 7, Richmond NSW 2753

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