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Established in 1967, the ATA is widely represented with Branches in all Australian States and is underpinned by the National Federal Branch.
Importantly the valued support through voluntary Membership provides a well balanced cross section of license holders ranging from Professional Trainers', Owner Trainers, Picnic and Seasonal Permit holders.
The ATA as the Employers representative is party with the Australian Workers Union (AWU), the Employees representative, to the Federal Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA). The terms of the HGTA are the basis of ongoing consultation between the ATA and the AWU in negotiating Employment conditions and Wage Rates. The HGTA has catered for and developed with the changing landscape of the Horse Training Industry providing for flexibility that is required for various hours of work and duties over 7 days a week.
Representation for Trainers' through a united voice that is carried by an independent professional organisation is another core ATA function when consulting with or submissions to racing's governing authorities.
Membership of the ATA also delivers other significant benefits for Members from Discounted Racing Supplies & Saddlery to Personal Accident Cover. More information about the full range of benefits for Members' is available on the Membership Benefits & Services menu.
Through the united and valued support of Members', the Australian Trainers' Association remains an independent organisation. The dedication of the past and present Executive Team, Committees and Management is also testament to the association maintaining its recognition as a respected organisation that professionally represents the interests of Horse Trainers'.