Domain - Thoroughbred Racing

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Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of the thoroughbred racing industry judicial system
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 6

1631 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for apprentice jockeys. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the hearing process; the way in which evidence is given at a judicial enquiry by the jockey and connections when charged with a riding offence; the penalties that can be administered to a jockey found guilty of a riding offence under the New Zealand Rules of Racing; and the steps to be taken by a jockey to obtain a review of a judicial decision.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the thoroughbred racing industry structure
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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1632 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This is a knowledge-based unit standard for people who require background information on the thoroughbred racing industry, or to make a decision on career choice within the industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the organisations associated with thoroughbred racing in New Zealand and their roles and administrative responsibilities; the New Zealand Rules of Racing; and the Thoroughbred Racing Monthly.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride a thoroughbred horse in an exercise saddle
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 2

22360 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: mount and dismount from a horse; and ride in an independent, balanced position.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Seek raceday rides, be interviewed, and manage financial transactions in thoroughbred racing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standards 29176 and 29177.

12627 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who want to either ride or become licensed trainers in the thoroughbred racing industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: seek raceday acceptances in thoroughbred racing; seek raceday rides in thoroughbred racing; be interviewed in pre-race and post-race situations in thoroughbred racing; describe facilities for financial transactions and maintain raceday records in thoroughbred racing; establish and evaluate a personal budget; and identify the business function, financial record system components, accounting and taxation requirements, and insurances suitable for a self employed jockey.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Organise and conduct barrier training for horses
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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1613 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with barrier training horses on training tracks. People credited with this unit standard are able to: set up the starting gates ready for horses to enter; describe the loading process; and operate stalls to release horses.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride thoroughbred racehorses in pacework as instructed by the trainer

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1629 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who ride pacework on public training tracks in a thoroughbred racing context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: ride horses with a range of experience, both solo and in company of other horses at pacework for exercise as instructed by the trainer; pull horse up and return to the trainer after the workout; verbally report on the way the horse completed the workout; and describe training principles and techniques that are commonly used to aid training of thoroughbred racehorses.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride elementary pacework on a thoroughbred racehorse and demonstrate knowledge of Racetrack Bylaws
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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22354 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is mainly for people employed in racing stables or entering the industry who are preparing to apply for an apprenticeship or who want to ride ''work'' for a trainer. People credited with this unit standard are able to: mount and dismount a horse; ride a horse at pacework, alone, and in company, in a controlled environment; and demonstrate knowledge of Racetrack Bylaws.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride thoroughbred racehorses for barrier practice and jump outs, and report on the horse's performance

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22356 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a thoroughbred racing industry context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: ride thoroughbred racehorses for barrier practice and jump outs; and report on the horse''s performance during barrier practice and jump outs.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride thoroughbred racehorses in fastwork as instructed by the trainer

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22357 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who ride thoroughbred racehorses on training tracks. People credited with this unit standard are able to: ride a thoroughbred racehorse at fastwork as instructed by the trainer on a public training track; pull the horse up after the workout, and return to the trainer; and provide a verbal report to the trainer on the way the horse completed the workout.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand Rules of Racing
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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24891 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This is a knowledge-based unit standard for people who are working in a thoroughbred racing environment and must understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to the rules and regulations of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the New Zealand Rules of Racing; the criteria and procedures used in licensing a person under the New Zealand Rules of Racing; the obligations, requirements, responsibilities and conduct of an apprentice jockey or jockey; requirements, obligations, and responsibilities, of a licensed trainer and/or licensed person in charge of a horse on raceday under the New Zealand Rules of Racing; rules as they relate to the thoroughbred horse; the roles of the Racecourse Inspector and Stipendiary Stewards and their policing of the New Zealand Rules of Racing; and the offences, and penalties that can be administered to a licence holder found guilty of an offence under the New Zealand Rules of Racing.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Ride thoroughbred racehorses at raceday

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Version 8

1630 Unit Standard 50 Credits

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This unit standard is for riders who hold an Apprentice Jockey''s Licence permitting them to ride thoroughbred horses on official racedays. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for raceday; check official scratchings, present self at riding weight, and describe the consequences of being overweight; meet with the trainer or trainer''s representative to obtain riding strategy and colours; prepare for racing, ride the horse in the race to the finishing post, and carry out post-race procedures; and apply the relevant New Zealand Rules of Racing on raceday and describe consequences of riding outside the New Zealand Rules of Racing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of thoroughbred racing, and the handicapping system
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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17707 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who may be seeking licensing within the thoroughbred racing industry. It is designed to provide the knowledge required by independent operators to comply with the New Zealand Rules of Racing under the Racing Act 2003. People credited with this unit standard are able to explain: the national structure that governs the thoroughbred racing industry; the organisations associated with thoroughbred racing in New Zealand; the purpose and function of the New Zealand Rules of Racing and the Thoroughbred Racing Monthly; and the racing programme structure, classes, and the handicapping system used in New Zealand thoroughbred racing.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

School thoroughbred racehorses to jump
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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22355 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people employed in racing stables who are preparing to ride at official jumping trials or who ''school'' jumping horses for trainers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: introduce and school a variety of horses to jump fences; ride horses in company over fences at a variety of paces, receive instructions from and provide feedback to trainers.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride thoroughbred racehorses at official trials to obtain a raceday licence

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22358 Unit Standard 35 Credits

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This unit standard is for apprentices who are seeking to gain their raceday licence through riding in trials and is a prerequisite for riders to ride raceday. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to ride horses at official trials for the purpose of obtaining a raceday licence; ride a horse at trials; and undertake post-trial procedures.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Ride thoroughbred racehorses to obtain jumping tickets
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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22916 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people employed in racing stables who ride thoroughbred racehorses to obtain jumping tickets. People credited with this unit standard are able to: ride horses to obtain jumping tickets; and receive instructions from trainers and provide feedback to trainers and Stipendiary Stewards or other authorised persons.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and maintain optimum personal health, and apply strategies for high performance in a racing industry context

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25441 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard will be able to: describe basic personal nutritional requirements; describe nutritional requirements for optimal performance as a jockey; describe the effects of unsafe weight-control practices on health of jockeys; develop, apply and review a personal meal plan for a jockey; and describe strategies for coping with demands of personal high performance, develop high performance goals, and plan and apply strategies to achieve high performance goals for a jockey.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 29 June 2022