Harness Racing Driver Level 4

National Certificate in Equine Harness Racing Driver Level 4

Course summary


Practical plus workbooks




36 months

Start date



$80 Inc GST


Topics covered in this programme:

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of cleaning and maintenance of saddlery
  • Identify health, ill health, common ailments and lameness
  • Prepare for travel and care for horses in short-term accommodation
  • Demonstrate how to prepare horses for exercise, handling and feeding
  • Demonstrate the skills to select and fit gear on standardbred horses, nominate a horse for a race, attend to a horse and owner at the races
  • Prepare and drive a standardbred horse in training
  • Represent and/or assist an owner at harness race day or trials.

Qualification holders will also have knowledge of the harness racing industries as well as having knowledge of the Harness Racing Rules and Regulations and their applications, its handicapping system and the judicial process.