ESSA Consultations

This page gives members the opportunity to provide feedback on matters ESSA is considering. This includes feedback on proposed regulations, submissions and systems.



Accredited Exercise Scientist Standards Major Review

The Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) Standards are almost due for its first major review under the current Lifecycle Model. This review will require a working group and subsequent consultations on the developed drafts. Expressions of interests and consultations will be open at a later time.

Anticipated finish date: June 2024

For more information
Contact: Rachel Tijani, Standards Advisor [email protected]


Sports Science Course Accreditation Project

The Exercise & Sports Science (ESSA) Accreditation Council is currently overseeing the development of a new accreditation framework for courses in Sports Science (SpSci). This new framework will encompass the professional standards of Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1.

The primary focus of this project is to develop a Sports Science course accreditation framework that aligns with industry demands, by doing so, it assures that graduates possess the essential skills and knowledge required to thrive in their chosen field. 

Closed: Monday July 30 2023 

Scope of Practice Strategy Project

ESSA's Standards Council is overseeing a project to develop a 5-10 year strategic approach to ESSA profession scopes of practice. This project will consider:
- Use, structure and content of ESSA profession scopes of practice
- Development of an advanced scope of practice framework to support emerging areas of practice and recognition of expertise.

Closed: Friday 30 June 2023

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Rural Generalist Standards Review

The rural generalist pathway aims to develop the health workforce and services in rural areas. A key objective of this work is to improve health outcomes in rural and remote communities through facilitating access to multi-professional team health services. ESSA and the Allied Health Rural Generalist Standards Working Group (AHRGS WG) have been hard a work developing a fit for purpose set of standards to support this outcome. The draft standards are now available for consultation.

Closed Friday 30 June 2023

Accreditation Efficiencies Review

ESSA's Accreditation Council is overseeing a project to review the end to end processes of individual and course accreditation systems.

Course Accreditation

The course accreditation efficiencies review will analyse ESSA’s end-to-end course accreditation application process to inform development of a robust, responsive framework for the next 5-10 years. 

ESSA is seeking feedback from university personnel involved in course accreditation application processes.

Closed: Monday 2 May 2023