Introducing PD+

PD+ gives you the opportunity to access 100s of hours of online learning for one all-inclusive introductory price.

Your PD+ Subscription includes:

  • 100s of hours of online learning valued at over $4000 to grow your professional knowledge
  • New learning content available every month on topics such as cardiac rehabilitation, women’s health, chronic conditions, pain and business skills
  • Anytime access! Learn at your own pace, at a time that suits you
  • Access to earn all your required CPD points for a one-off annual fee
  • Valid for the whole 2024 calendar year
  • PLUS 10% off ESSA virtual workshop and webinar registration and 5% off Research to Practice or Innovation & Practice Forum tickets

Member Price: $350

Non-Member Price: $550

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PD+ Walkthrough

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What is PD+?

PD+ is an online learning platform designed to enable exercise professionals’ access to a broad range of CPD resources offering a premium CPD experience. PD+ is an annual subscription offered to all member types.

How much does it cost?

Members: $350.00 incl GST per year

Non-members: $550.00 incl GST per year

Who is it for?

PD+ is available for ESSA Members and Non-Members who are Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Sports Scientists Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientists Level 2 and/or Accredited High-Performance Managers.

ESSA members who aren’t accredited are also able to purchase PD+ to improve their knowledge and skills.

How do I join?

PD+ can be purchased at the time of renewals or via the website.

When can I join?

Subscriptions will be available for purchase from December 2023 to 31 October 2024.

What PD will I have access to?

This subscription includes access to all of our online activities* for one all-inclusive price. We will continue to add content to this throughout the year, which you will also gain access to. You will also receive discounts on virtual workshops*, webinars, and conference tickets.

*Mental Health First Aid Courses and ESSA Ongoing PD not included.

When do I get access?

Access will be from date of purchase to 11:59pm 31 December 2024.

If purchased prior to 1 January 2024, access to online learning and discounts won’t take effect until 1 January 2024.

How long does a subscription last?

From 1 January (or from date of purchase if after 1 January) to 31 December in the same calendar year. In that period, you have unlimited access to online activities and access to discount codes for other ESSA Professional Development.

I pay my membership quarterly; can I pay PD+ in instalments too?

No. To unlock the full benefits as soon as possible, PD+ is set up as a one-off annual purchase. This also simplifies purchases for employers when allocating budget for Staff Professional Development.

I am waiting on my ESSA Membership to be approved, what should I do?

Please wait until your membership is approved before registering for PD+ at the discounted member price. If you purchase PD+ before your membership is confirmed, we will not be able to issue a refund for the price difference.

Are there corporate packages available?

Yes. Please contact ESSA’s Professional Development Team to enquire.

How can I get reimbursed for courses by my employer?

We provide a receipt for your subscription that you can show to your employer for reimbursement.

Can I cancel my subscription?

We will be sorry to see you go but you can cancel your subscription anytime.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my annual subscription?

No. PD+ is set up as a one-off annual purchase allowing members to access for the calendar year. If you have circumstances that require special consideration, please contact ESSA to discuss.

Is PD+ mandatory for ESSA Members?

No. PD+ is an optional add-on for members.

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