The Fair Work Commission has advised that a decision issued by the Minimum Wage Panel recently granted all employees (e.g. stable hands) a pay rise effective 1 JULY 2014.  The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has mailed the following information to ATA Members which you should receive shortly.

Included in the mailer referred to above, ATA Members are provided a copy of the New Wage Rates and Allowances that apply from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2014.

CLICK HERE for the NEW rates of pay for employees effective 1 JULY 2014.

As previously advised, an employees maximum ordinary time hours of work under the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA) is 38 hours per week.


The ATA has revised the ATA Recommended Training Fees (exclusive of GST).

Members should consider reviewing their training rates as a result and adjust accordingly if required. (Please note amounts below are per day & exclusive of GST)

New South Wales $123.30
South Australia $107.80
Victoria $119.75
Queensland $116.25
Tasmania $105.10
Western Australia $112.00

ATA Recommended Race Day Attendance Fees

The Race Day Attendance Fees have also been revised and are provided as a guide only to recover costs (billed to owners), associated with employee attendance at race meetings in accordance with the HGTA.

The ATA’s recommended race day attendance fees are based on 3 ordinary hours of work.

Race meetings Monday to Saturday $115
Race meetings Public Holiday, Sunday & Night $160

Racecourse Attendance Allowance for Employees

Every employee who is required to attend a race meeting must be paid a Racecourse Attendance Allowance under the Horse & Greyhound Training Award 2010.

For example, should an employee attend a race meeting 120km from their place of employment then the employee is entitled to a Racecourse Attendance Allowance as follows:

First 75 km $23.70 plus $5.58 for each 50 km (or part thereof) after 75km.  Therefore based on 120km of travel, the Racecourse Attendance Allowance would total $29.28 in this example.

Please note  –  The Award provides that when required to attend a race meeting an employee must be paid an allowance of $10.77 for each meal unless the employer supplies the meal.

The Fair Work Information Statement

Members are reminded of the legal requirement for Employers from 1 January 2010 to supply Employees with The Fair Work Information Statement as soon as possible after the commencement of employment. The statement provides basic information on matters that will affect their employment and is available CLICK HERE

Want to Download Information?

Members seeking to access an electronic version of the Wage Rates or other relevant material including the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010, The Fair Work Information Statement and National Employment Standards (NES) can visit and refer to options under the Employer Information menu.


*** Please kindly note that access to menu items under Employer Information will require your ATA Website Username & Login details.  If you have not yet registered for ATA Website access then please click here to download the appropriate form to register. Simply complete the form and return via facsimile (03) 9372 1699 or email Should further assistance be required please feel free to contact the ATA Membership Services Team on (03) 9372 1688.


ATA Members are advised that Superannuation (SGL) will increase to 9.5% from 1 July 2014.

ATA Members were also recently mailed a copy of the Nationwide Superannuation Fund (NSF Super) Newsletter. CLICK HERE to learn more about how NSF Super is making super simple(r) and the important forthcoming changes to Superannuation.  NSF Super is a Superannuation Fund named within the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010.


Information relating to Tax Tables for the 2014-15 income year are available at

The ATA recommends that Members review their payroll systems and records, in particular to check compliance with pay advice requirements, wage rates, hours of work, superannuation and work cover.

Members who are uncertain of any of these matters should contact the ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager – Wayne Lee for assistance on (03) 9372 1688 or email

John Alducci Chief Executive
Australian Trainers’ Association (ABN 86 182 142 206) Level 1 – 400 Epsom Road Flemington Victoria 3031 Phone: (03) 9372 1688 Fax (03) 9372 1699 E-mail:  Website: