Members Benefits & Services > Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA)

The Federal Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA) generally applies to Employers & Employees as defined below.  The HTGA is accessible by members’ via the ATA website and is also printed within the ATA Racing Industry A4 Executive Diary or Booklet.  The HGTA often refers to a condition of employment provided for in the National Employment Standards (NES) whereby the NES definition applies.

The horse and greyhound training Industry is defined within the HGTA as the business, calling or occupation in or in connection with the training and preparation of animals for the thoroughbred, trotting, harness and greyhound racing industries and covers the functions of pre-training, grooming, feeding, handling, stabling and exercising of animals, the cleaning, care and maintenance of stables and associated training equipment and the care and leading in of horses at race meetings.

Members' receive updates and have access to general advice about the HGTA including NES.

There may be times where it’s considered necessary to redirect an enquiry to a representative from another department to provide more specific details and information.  This may be due to privacy reasons or to seek qualified advice depending on the nature of the enquiry.

It is important to note that any failure to observe and comply with employee conditions may in some circumstances result in costly fines or prosecution.  Aside from penalties, such occurrences generally impact on businesses that consume valuable time dealing with a claim and other disruptions to the workplace resulting from suffered morale and confidence.


The Australian Trainers’ Trust (‘The Trust’) was launched in September 2015.