FAQ

Franchise Opportunities

Do you offer Territories?

Yes, we believe that by having a territory, or Designated Marketing Area as we prefer to call them, our franchisees can grow and develop their local test and tag business and build a tangible asset for their future.

ATS currently has DMA's available in all States and Territories.

Can I expand my business?

We currently have a number of franchisees that operate more than one set of test equipment in their area. ATS will provide you with guidance and support with regards to the expansion of your business as your business develops.

Do I need to be an electrician?

No, we are electricians, so you don’t need to be!

The Australian Standard requirement for testing and tagging of portable electrical appliances is that you are a competent person as defined by the Standard. Our comprehensive in-house training provides all of the technical skills you will require to perform Testing and Tagging of portable electrical appliances, along with the additional services that ATS offers to its clients.

Electricity is our business; we are specialists and can therefore provide all of the support and back up that our franchisees may need.

Please note in QLD you are required to be a Registered Electrical Contractor (not an electrician) and ATS can guide you with the application process.

What training is provided?

Following successful completion of a test and tag course conducted by an external provider, ATS provides a two week induction training course at our Melbourne Support Office.

The course includes both in-house and on-site hands-on technical training. In addition to technical training, ATS provides training in business operations and sales and marketing.

Sales training and coaching is provided on an ongoing basis.

Does ATS provide me all of my work?

ATS tenders for test and tag contracts nationally and is in the fortunate position of being able to offer some work to its franchisees across Australia.

However, there are no guarantees as to the volume of work on offer and prospective franchisees must be prepared to undertake local area marketing activities to grow and develop their business at a local level.

How soon can I start?

Setting up a new business, be it a franchise or otherwise, needs a great deal of thought and consideration. For this reason at ATS we dont like to rush our franchisee selection process and prefer that prospective franchisees take enough time to ensure that they have conducted their own research and due diligence and sought appropriate advice from third party advisers before signing on the dotted line.

ATS currently has territories available across all Australian States and Territories and, as the ATS test and tag franchise is a mobile business our recruitment process is not delayed by searching for suitable available premises or entering into lengthy lease negotiations.

However to ensure compliance with the disclosure requirements of the Franchise Code of Conduct, we estimate that the minimum period from initial enquiry to the first day in your new business could be 6-8 weeks.