To ensure the integrity of the ATAS accreditation scheme, participants are vetted against a range of criteria. The online application is comprised of the sections below, which requires supporting documentation to be uploaded with your application.
To facilitate any questions you may have in completing your online ATAS application, please find useful templates and documentation below.
This section is all about providing us with the details of the company applying for ATAS accreditation.
You will need:
You will be asked how many front line travel selling positions (TSP) hold:
You will need to provide:
To meet the criteria you will need to upload a copy of your Complaint Handling Policy and Procedures.
Don't have a current Complaint Handling Policy and Procedures in place?
We have some useful templates below, designed as a guide to assist participants in developing their own Complaint Handling Policy and Procedure, participants should ensure their individual policies are appropriate for their business.
To ensure all ATAS participants protect both themselves and their customers, a minimum standard of business insurance protection is required
You will need to upload a copy of your:
NB: Policy number, expiry day and insurance company name is required
This section is all about assessing the health of your business and ensuring that the company applying for ATAS accreditation is solvent.
You will need to upload a copy of your:
NB: Please confirm permission prior to providing contact details to AFTA/ATAS
ATAS participants are required to agree to abide by the ATAS Code of Conduct and Charter.
You will need to:
As an ATAS participant you must abide by your undertakings given in the ATAS Deed Poll, which sets out the obligations that you must comply with. You are required to acknowledge that you have read and understood.
Signatories - the Deed Poll needs to be signed by the following -
two (2) directors or
one (1) director plus the company secretary or
companies that have only one (1) officer bearer (sole director), that person is required to sign
Authorised Person - the Deed Poll requires the nomination of an authorised person, within your company, for the purpose of ATAS accreditation.
This person will have the authority to lodge future ATAS applications and be responsible for ensuring the accredited entity remains compliant with the ATAS Code of Conduct and Charter.
ATAS participation is subject to an annual subscription fee and based on an entity's 'Total Transaction Value' or TTV, as per the category levels indicated below.
*Annual fees in AUD including GST and are payable annually.
Total Transaction Value (TTV) equals the gross total annual turnover of the entity applying. If your entity has multiple office selling locations then TTV is the gross total annual turnover of all locations under that single entity's ABN.
A start-up business is defined as a business that is in the first stage of it's operation, and has either recently started trading or is about to commence trading.
Note: If you belong to a network or group, you may be eligible for a discount on your annual fee. Contact us today to confirm, 02 9287 9900.
For any start-up businesses wishing to apply for ATAS accreditation, there are a number of additional documents that are required to establish if the applicant is fit and proper and financially solvent.
Where the documentation fails to demonstrate the company is solvent you may be asked to provide additional information. We may seek an increase in working capital to ensure funding is available for the first year of trading.
Applicants for ATAS accreditation are required to undergo a comprehensive background check conducted by an external agency. This assists AFTA to verify that certain information provided by the applicant is correct.
The check must be paid for by the applicant and the cost is approximately $225 per person. The information provided in the check consists of:
Details to complete the checks will be sent to an applicant once all other scheme criteria have been met. The results of the check will be automatically delivered to AFTA to review and if satisfactory your application will go through to the final stage for payment.
The background check has been included in the application process to ensure applicants satisfy scheme criteria outlined in the ATAS Charter and to bolster ATAS’ integrity. It will apply to a sole trader, partners in a partnership, those acting as trustees of a trust and all directors of a company.
Please visit our FAQs section to answer commonly asked questions.
Unsure about applying or need assistance. Please call the ATAS team on 02 9287 9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.