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Join ATSA
  • To safeguard your business and your livelihood
  • To directly influence policies that impact significantly on your business
  • To help shape the future of our industry
  • To improve the standards of education and training of therapists and prescribers
  • To benefit from the ATSA business network
  • To boost your business and products profile at our regular ATSA Professional Series events.
  • Enjoy generous members’ discounts on space at ATSA Daily Living Expos
Become a member of ATSA now and add your voice to our professional body.
Click here to download a membership form.
 
ATSA was originally formed as IRSA in 2000 by a small group of NSW based AT suppliers with a vision to improve standards and service levels throughout our industry.  In late 2010 our membership voted to adopt the name of ATSA which stands for Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia. This new name was chosen as it more accurately reflects the broader range of business activities of our growing member base.

The ATSA name was launched in May 2011 at our Daily Living Expo at Rosehill Racecourse; an event that attracted over 100 exhibitors and more than 1,200 visitors keen on seeing the latest in motor vehicle modifications, mobility aids, aged care and hospital equipment.  At the event, attendees also had the option of attending free clinical sessions, an extension of the in-depth assistive technology specific training courses that we offer to occupational therapists, physiotherapists and other equipment prescribers through the ATSA Professional Series.

In addition to training healthcare professionals in assessing and specifying the best assistive technology solutions, we also work to educate our member base, providing relevant updates through our Business Builder information seminars.

Our main focus, however, is working with governments at all levels to ensure the longevity of our industry to deliver quality and value in assistive technology solutions for people with a disability, their carers and funding bodies.

ATSA's Objectives are: 

1. To give our industry a voice that…

  • Has a positive influence on Government policy through a representative, unified approach
  • Educates Governments and other stakeholders about our industry
  • Promotes a robust, competitive and commercially viable marketplace

2. To improve the quality of equipment provision by…

  • Supporting the ongoing training and education of therapists and prescribers
  • Promoting ethical business practices that safeguard the interests of the end user
  • Participating in the development of appropriate and cost effective product standards

3. To develop alliances with all industry stakeholders to…

  • Drive continued improvement in outcomes forend users
  • Minimise the total lifetime costs of equipment
  • Ensure an open, fair and competitive market
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