Professional Development Terms & Conditions

Upon registering for any of ESSA’s Professional Development, you automatically agree to the ESSA Professional Development registration terms & conditions listed below.

Confirmation
A confirmation via email will be forward for each delegate registration within 3 working days of any registration being received by ESSA. 
If this confirmation email is not received within this timeframe, please contact ESSA on +61 7 3171 3335 or email education@essa.org.au.

Registration Fees
All registration fees are listed within the marketing material for each professional development. 
Definitions are: 
ESSA Member:  Applicable to all current financial ESSA members. 
ESSA Student Member:  Applicable to any ESSA Student Member, or current financial full ESSA member and a full time student (studying within ESSA’s scopes of practice at a university institution). If full member, please complete the manual form and provide a copy of your student ID. Without this information, the member rate will apply.
Accredited Non-Member: Applicable to any ESSA accredited professional who is not a current financial ESSA member.
Non-Member:  Applicable to any person who is not a current financial ESSA member.
Student Non-Member:  Applicable to any full time students, studying within ESSA’s scopes of practice, at a university institution, who are not a member of ESSA. Student ID required.

Professional Development CPD Points
An electronic certificate of attendance will be provided to the delegate within 30 days of the professional development being successfully completed.
A minimum attendance and requirements are applicable for all professional development to gain the CPD Points.
Face to face workshop:  In-person attendance of the entire nominated workshop is required. 
Virtual workshop:  Sign-in with your individual unique profile with attendance of the entire nominated workshop is required. 
Webinar:  Sign-in with your individual unique profile within 15 minutes of the published starting time of the webinar, with a minimum attendance of 75 minutes. Both audio and visual attendance is required.
Podcast:  Successful completion of the provided assessment within 60 days of registration, with a minimum of 80% is required.  

Learning Activity CPD Points
The attendee must upload any learning activities completed, with a completed ESSA self-assessment tool as applicable evidence. 

Payment Policy
All Professional Development must be fully paid before registration is confirmed.
Payment can be made via Australian cheque, direct deposit or credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).
To receive the earlybird rate, registration with payment must be received by ESSA by the nominated date. If payment is not received by this date, the registration fee will automatically be amended to the standard rate. 

Cancellation Policy 
Written notice must be provided to ESSA at education@essa.org.au for any registration cancellation
Cancellation fees are below (based on the day of written notification):
Face to Face Workshop
30 days prior to workshop:  Full refund provided 
29 – 15 days prior to workshop:  25% of the registration fee or $50.00 whichever is greater
14 – 0 days prior to workshop:  100% of the registration fee
Cancellations due to COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Written notice of cancellation with reasons and full information must be provided to ESSA at education@essa.org.au.  
Virtual Workshop
15 days prior to workshop:  Full refund provided 
14 – 4 days prior to workshop:  25% of the registration fee or $50.00 whichever is greater
3 – 0 days prior to workshop:  100% of the registration fee 
Webinar
15 days prior to webinar:  Full refund provided 
14 – 4 days prior to webinar:  25% of the registration fee or transfer to the applicable podcast at no cost
3 – 0 days prior to webinar:  100% of the registration fee or transfer to the applicable podcast at no cost
Podcast
No refunds are applicable

Substitution Policy
Substitutes/Replacements are welcome for all confirmed registrations, with the exception of Podcasts. 
A minimum of 3 working days’ notice is required providing full details of substitute attendee. 
Information/advice to be provided to education@essa.org.au with applicable timeframe. 

Registration Numbers
All of ESSA’s professional development have a strict maximum number. 
Once this number is reached, no further registrations will be accepted. 
A waitlist will be offered if the maximum registration is reached.  
If insufficient registrations are reached ESSA reserves the right to cancel any professional development and 100% of your registration fee will be refunded. 
ESSA take no responsibility for any additional costs incurred by the delegate.  

Waitlist 
To be placed on the waitlist, a completed manual registration form must be provided to ESSA, with payment details listed.  
When/if a place becomes available ESSA will contact the next person on the waitlist with an option to join the professional development. 
Acceptance of delegate place must be received by ESSA within 24 hours of notice, or it will be understood by ESSA that the delegate offer has been declined. 
No payment will be charged until delegate place is guaranteed. 
The waitlist is on a strict “first in-best dressed” basis. 
Standard terms & conditions apply.

Delegate Insurance
ESSA recommends that delegates seek their own insurance for their attendance at any ESSA Professional Development.

Professional Development Postponement or Cancellation
Whilst all efforts will be made for all ESSA Professional Development to proceed on the scheduled dates at the scheduled location, at any time ESSA will decide, in its sole discretion, if the professional development will proceed, if ESSA deem it is unsafe for the delegates and presenters.
ESSA will comply with all government (Federal, state and local) regulations, laws and limitations imposed. 
ESSA and all applicable stakeholders accept no responsibility for any ESSA Professional Development postponement or cancellation, if circumstances are beyond their control. 
Advice of cancellation or postponement will be provided in writing to all parties. 
If the Professional Development is postponed: Full options of all registration fees paid will be available.
If the Professional Development is cancelled: 100% of all registration fees will be refunded.
ESSA and all applicable stakeholders accept no responsibility for any additional costs incurred by the delegate.   

ESSA Conference or Forum 
Please refer to terms & conditions for the ESSA Conference and/or Forum. The terms & conditions for these events are listed and considered separate. 

Disclaimers 
All accredited persons, regardless of any professional development completed/ attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.  
ESSA confirms that at the date of release, professional development meets the requirements of the ESSA Continuing Professional Development Points Guidelines. The information contained in professional development is of a general nature only, and while every effort and care has been taken to ensure that all representations are accurate as at the date of its release, ESSA accepts no legal liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any information provided in professional development. 
ESSA recommends that its members seek appropriate independent professional advice specific to their particular purposes and circumstances (including the provision of medical advice to patients) before relying on any professional development content. 
All Professional Development logistics are correct at time of publication. Subject to change at anytime without notice. 
All terms & conditions are applicable for all professional development held and available from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. All details are correct at time of printing as at 5 January 2021 and are subject to change at any time without notice.

Contact Information
If you have any queries, please contact:
Exercise & Sports Science Australia 
Locked Bag 4102, Ascot Qld 4007 
Ph: +61 7 3171 3335 
Em: education@essa.org.au

Download 
Download the current ESSA PD Terms & Conditions here 


updated: 5 January 2021