The Harness Racing Industry Training Centre Board Of Management (HRTC) was established in 1990 to provide a point of entry for anyone wishing to participate in the harness racing industry.

The Centre was established at Bendigo in 1990 because of the strength of the harness racing industry in the area and the willingness of the local trainers to assist with the development of the students.

The Centre has a state of the art stable complex and maintains a team of horses for students to develop their practical skills. The horses are regularly raced providing valuable experience for the student group.

In recent years the Centre has developed a strong online capability, delivering the knowledge aspects of its courses online through-out Australia.

The strength of the HRTC is its strong hands-on training facility where students develop their horsemanship and build the skills necessary to train and drive harness horses.

The HRTC was accredited as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO22215) in 2010. AQTF audit information can be obtained by email request. (See contact us)

Since becoming an accredited RTO the Centre has taken on both Thoroughbred and Greyhound Racing training in partnership with Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria whilst developing online training facilities for Racing Queensland, Harness Racing NSW and Harness Racing SA.


The Harness Racing Industry Training Centre Board of Management has a basic Mission:

"to provide affordable high quality training and support to the racing industry."