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Melbourne Polytechnic Epping

Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)

Take your career by the reins and develop your skills and knowledge in all things equine with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand). We’ll help you to lead the field in a horseracing career that could take you around Australia.

Harness your career potential

This nationally accredited course will develop your skills and knowledge in all aspects of racing. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of:

  • horse handling and care,
  • horse riding and track work,
  • basic health and first aid for thoroughbreds,
  • the racing industry.

Benefit from hands-on training at Northern Lodge Training Centre at Eden Park.

This course can be taken with the Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider).

Industry connections and resources

Learn from our staff of leading horse-racing experts, including:

  • licensed jockey, Cameron Quilty,
  • industry-renowned horse behaviour specialist, Jonathan McLean,
  • riding instructor Debbie Jones, who has 30 years’ teaching experience.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work as a stablehand at stables or stud farms.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


Assessment includes written and oral activities and tests, practical exercises and projects.

Porduct SKU : 6440588

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First Instalment AUD4,751.00
Total duration 6 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD4,751.00
Total duration 6 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • Melbourne Polytechnic Green Skills Centre
  • Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre
  • Meat and Fish Processing Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, Cnr Cooper St & Dalton Rd
Epping VIC 3076

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