High Performance Manager Accreditation:

What is an Accredited High Performance Manager?

Accredited High Performance Managers are university-qualified sports science and sports medicine (SSSM)† professionals. They lead and manage teams of performance support staff, including SSSM professionals in high-performance, elite, and professional sport settings.

For further information, please refer to: What is an Accredited High Performance Manager?

AHPM Accreditation Pathways:

There are two pathways for AHPM depending on the course you completed:

  1. Masters or higher in sports science and currently hold Sports Science Level 2 Accreditation (ASpS2) with ESSA.
  2. NB. Pathway 1 applicants must apply for ASpS2 first.

  3. Registered as a Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Doctor or hold Level 3 ASCA with a relevant university degree.

Before You Apply:

  • Have your photo ID and official, final transcript signed by a suitable notary.
  • De-identify any evidence which may be sensitive and that you do not have permission to share.
  • Ensure you submit a complete application. Incomplete applications will not progress.
  • An application fee will be payable via our online payment gateway when you submit. This fee is in addition to the accreditation and/or membership fees.
  • Note that we reserve the right to ask further questions/request for further evidence.
  • By submitting evidence with your application you are giving ESSA permission to validate it with the relevant third party.

Helpful Resources:

How to have your documents signed by a suitable notary Download here
Which documents need to be officially translated? Download here
What evidence should be de-identified? Coming Soon
AHPM Support Guide More Documents
More Documents Link to Application Resources Page

Application Processing Timeframes and Fees:

AHPM Pathways 1 and 2:
Application Processing Timeframe 10 business days
Application Fees

*Application fees are non-refundable.

$42 incl GST
Assessment Processing Timeframe

*Please be aware there is no ability to fast track applications

Approximately 15 weeks*

*The assessment queue may fluctuate based on the number and complexity of assessments. Please use the assessment timeframe as a rough guide.

Reassessment Fees Two reassessments are allowed. If you do meet all requirements, your assessment will be finalised as declined.
Accreditation Processing Timeframes 10 business days
Accreditation and Membership Fees

*Membership and accreditation fees are non-refundable

View the annual accreditation and membership fees here. The accreditation fees are calcualted pro-rata on when the application is approved.
  • Once approved, you will receive an invoice for the accreditation (and membership, if option is selected) fee.
  • First time members will receive a 25% introductory discount on first year membership fees.
  • If you are working 20 hours or less per week you may be eligible for a part-time discount on the membership fee. Please contact ESSA at [email protected] for more information.
  • Only one of the above discounts applies at a time and fee discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.


This webpage, application and assessment forms include information on:

  • How to have your ID signed by a suitable notary
  • How to complete the assessment
  • Types of suitable evidence
  • Types of suitable experience
  • And much more.

If you still have questions, you can contact us at [email protected]

Apply Now

Step 1: Click the links below to download the application documents

Step 2: Complete the forms and compile your portfolio of evidence. Save all documents within an online storage platform of your choice i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

Step 3: Once complete, email your access link to [email protected]

AHPM Pathway 1: AHPM Pathway 2:
Pre-requisite Hold ASpS2 Accreditation N/A
Experience (counted from the completion of the minimum degree in the field) N/A 5 years FTE experience within the high performance manager scope of practice
Requirements Meet AHPM Professional Standards for Accreditation Meet AHPM Professional Standards for Accreditation
Application Documents

Application Form

AHPM Assessment Form

Application Form

AHPM Assessment Form

Work History Form