Racecourse Maintenance

National Certificate in Agriculture General Skills (Racecourse Maintenance) Level 2

Recommended for people at all levels in the racecourse management industry. This programme also includes Growsafe, Approved Handler and Equine certificates.

Course summary




11 months

Start date



Topics covered in this programme

General skills

At the end of this topic you'll be able to:

  • Identify hazards
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to safely operate tractors, quad bikes or LUVs (light utility vehicles). Practical training is emphasised for those using vehicles everyday
  • Demonstrate knowledge of first aid training.

Equine Skills

At the end of this topic you'll be able to:

  • Safely handle horses
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to supervise horses working on the track
  • Prepare and maintain racecourse facilities
  • Demonstrate how to prepare for a race club meeting
  • Maintain racetrack surfaces, hurdles and steeplechase fences
  • Demonstrate how to maintain hand tools and service small engines.

Agrichemical Supply

At the end of this topic you'll have the knowledge required to safely and effectively use chemicals in relation to plant protection.

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