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.


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 via this survey 

Closing Date: Monday 2 May 2023

We are also seeking EOIs for a full day workshop to be held in Brisbane in early-mid May 2023. The workshop will discuss a benchmarking analysis and survey results to inform priorities and possible solutions.

Contact: Dean Hemburrow, Accreditation Advisor [email protected]

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.

This project aims to provide recommendations to the ESSA Board by the end of 2023. 
Contact: Carly Ryan, Regulations Manager [email protected]


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 will be available soon for consultation.

Anticipated finish date: August 2023

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

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]