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Exercise Science Accreditation 


There are three different accreditation pathways depending on whether you undertook an ESSA-accredited or a non-ESSA accredited course. You can find a full list of accredited courses here.

How to Apply:

Completing an online Application Form: 

  1. Click on the Eligibilty Assessment tab below. 
  2. Complete all questions to determine the appropriate Exercise Science pathway.
  3. Once completed an eligibility outcome will be provided onscreen and via email, click on the appropriate pathway provided. 
  4. Select 'Use this Application' to commence your accreditation application. 
  5. Complete all answers ensuring appropriate information / evidence is uploaded with your application. 
  6. Your application doesn’t have to be completed and submitted at once, it can be saved and completed at a later time. Simply click the save icon located at the bottom of the form and access the form via a Saved Forms tab located under the accreditation type at www.essa.org.au.
  7. The Application Form includes mandatory questions that require answering before your application can be submitted and a payment gateway for application fees. Note - Incomplete mandatory questions will be identified when you attempt to submit the form.  

If you still have questions, you can contact us at applications@essa.org.au.


N.B. You must provide a certified copy for your ID with your application to ESSA. Examples of acceptable photo ID and instructions on how to certify the copy can be found here. 

Additional Resources:

Application Information: 

  • Please ensure that you allow enough time to complete this process in full in order to secure the best outcome for the assessment of your application.  
  • To be fair to all applicants, your application cannot be expedited, and the outcome can only be influenced by the use of suitable evidence, not personal, academic or industry pressure.  
  • ESSA reserve the right to ask further questions or request further evidence. By submitting evidence with your application you are giving ESSA permission to validate the evidence with the relevant third party.  

Additional Resources, Templates and Guides: 

Click on this link to access additional Application Resources