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Training Department

Racing NSW Training and Education is managed by the Racing NSW Industry Training Department.

Our objectives are:-

• Assist people entering the industry to find their most suitable career path
• To increase apprentice jockey and trackwork rider numbers
• To coordinate the delivery of training and educational programs 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, through Approved Industry Training Providers, throughout the country, provincial and metropolitan regions
• Formulate a strategic approach to promote Racing NSW Apprentice School and industry career paths to school students
• Coordinate Certificate IV Racehorse trainers qualification, through Approved Industry Training Providers, to new racehorse trainers
• Barrier attendant skill set mandatory training
• Education and training for racetrack maintenance staff across NSW

Services the Training Department 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
• Information regarding the RGR Racing and Breeding Training Package and Approved Industry Training Providers
• 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 - Stuart Rich
Phone - (02) 9551 7500
Email -
Phone - 1800 200 724

Postal address:
Industry Training Department
Level 7,
51 Druitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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