Applying for Qualifying Accreditation

Participation in the qualifying accreditation process is a prerequisite for courses intended to be submitted for consideration of full accreditation. An application for qualifying accreditation must submitted at least 12 months before students are first enrolled into a course.

Education providers must liaise with the Course Accreditation Manager at least six weeks before they wish to submit a qualifying accreditation application, to organise a mutually agreeable date for the qualifying application to be submitted.

Before submitting an application for qualifying accreditation, education providers must ensure they have read and understood the Course Accreditation Guide and the appendices (Exercise Science Standards and AEP Professional Standards).

Full payment of the qualifying accreditation application fee must be made when submitting an application for qualifying accreditation. An invoice will be generated upon receipt of the application. Please refer to ESSA’s web page Course Accreditation Fees, which lists all fees associated with course accreditation. 

Please click on the links below to download the documents which form the Qualifying Accreditation Application Pack.

Qualifying Accreditation Application Form
Template 1 – Course Enrolment Pattern
Template 2 – Unit Information

Two complete hard copies (printed double-sided), and one electronic copy (provided on a USB) of the application and supporting documents are required to be forwarded by the agreed application submission date via courier to the ESSA National Office, addressed as follows:

For the attention of the Course Accreditation Manager:
Exercise & Sports Science Australia
9 Hercules Street
QLD 4007