2019 Applications - UPDATE

ESSA requires 10 - 30 business days (dependant on application type) to process accreditation applications (this may take longer if re-submission/additional submission of evidence is requested).  Therefore to  secure the best chance of an accreditation outcome by Dec 31st 2019 you must submit all evidence and forms by Close of Business 29 November 2019,unless you/your employer organisation already has written pre-approved arrangements made with ESSA.

Please also note that ESSA will be closed for business during the period 25 December 2019 to 2 January 2020.

This shutdown period might affect your application review. It is for this reason that we suggest that you make every effort to submit your application as early as possible.

2020 Application Forms are now available - ESSA will accept 2019 Applications Forms until 30 January 2020.


Exercise Science Accreditation

Exercise Science Accreditation (AES) is available to:
  • Graduates of a Bachelor Degree who are able to satisfy the ESSA Exercise Science (ES) Standards, including 140 hours of practical experience. 

If you are applying to undertake postgraduate study in the near future in order to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and do not wish to practice as an AES, please refer to the graduate entry assessment section.

Apply Here: 

There are two types of application forms depending on where your study was undertaken - an ESSA Accredited or non-ESSA Accredited Course. To check your course you can find a full list of accredited courses can be found here. 

 Application Form         Application Form

All forms and supporting documents will no longer be physically posted to ESSA, please follow instructions on application forms for online submission.

2020 Fees & Costs:

Please refer to forms for costs.

Application Fees:

• An initial processing fee of $42 incl GST applies to ESSA Accredited Course application and is payable when your application is received. 
• An initial assessment fee of $175.00 incl GST applies to non-ESSA Accredited Course application and is payable when your application is received.
• An additional assessment fee of $55 incl GST applies in the event that an application requires additional information to be finalised i.e. you are asked to supply additional information.
• Additional assessment fees will be charged prior to an assessment.
• A maximum of two additional assessments are allowed per application. If your application is not approved after two additional assessments OR if you fail to supply information by the due date, your application will be finalised as declined.
• Additional information must be supplied within 10 working days.
• Additional assessments are processed within 10-30 working days.
• All assessment and processing fees are non-refundable.

Additional Resources, Templates and Guides: 

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