ESSA Full Membership - Before You Start


Applicants eligible for ESSA Full membership must:

  • have completed an AQF Level 7 qualification leading to the award of a Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education provider AND
  • have completed the equivalent of at least one full time year of an exercise and sports science qualification (i.e. equivalent to eight 12 credit point units/subjects) AND
  • have undertaken a minimum of 80 hours industry experience in the exercise and sports science field.
Please note this is NOT an accreditation application. If you wish to become accredited as an AES, AEP, ASpS or AHPM, please select the relevant accreditation under "Ways to Join ESSA".


Complete the online application form by following the prompts, pay the processing fee and submit your application.
All mandatory fields must be completed before you will be able to submit your application. 
The application form must be completed in English and all documentation supplied must be in English.


Applications will not be assessed until all information and supporting documentation has been received.
Applications are assessed in order of submission and can take up to 10 working days per application from the date of submission. 
You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your application. If you have not received this within one working day of sending your application please contact ESSA on +61 7 3171 3335.

Before you start!

We require you to upload the following documents during the online application.  You will need to have the following documents scanned in PDF format for upload during the process:

  Certified Final Academic Transcript/s
  Industry Experience
  Qualification Transcripts (please highlight a minimum of eight 12 credit point units/subjects on your qualification transcript)
  Certified Photo ID

Resources and examples can be found here

Tick all these boxes to begin the join process.