The Racing Victoria (RV) Apprentice Jockey Training Program (AJTP) aims to develop professional athletes for an international career in the racing industry. The program is conducted with partners including the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and Exercise Research Australia (ERA).
The AJTP is a high-performance athlete program that operates in a continuous improvement environment. Graduates will earn the:
Certificate IV in Racing - Jockey
The program also currently delivers/provides the following across the 4 years:
1. National Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDiS) Program
2. Specialist Providers
As athletes in all sports have to make a decision about how long they are able to compete, apprentices will also be supported to undertake further education and training to prepare for and transition to a career post riding from day one.The career benefits for leading jockeys can be significant as jockeys earn riding fees and receive a percentage of prize money so the program will also prepare athletes to manage this.
View the full listing of all Apprentice Jockey Riding Weights.
View the list of qualifications you could acquire on the Apprentice Training Program in Victoria.
Learn about the qualifications and experiences of our expert Apprentice Training Program coaches and mentors.