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The Australian Kinesiology Association was founded as a national organisation in 1986 as the original body within the kinesiology industry. A single-modality, not-for-profit association, the AKA represents the professional interests of kinesiology practitioners and instructors, as well as the personal interests of students and the public. Setting and maintaining industry standards in Australia, the AKA is tailored specifically to the needs of kinesiologists.

All revenue generated is used to grow the organisation and further support its members. The AKA maintains a virtual office space, employs two part time staff members in Melbourne and an editor for the quarterly ‘In Touch’ magazine – an invaluable resource for kinesiology practitioners.

Setting industry standards

The AKA sets the benchmark for practitioner standards. We are acknowledged by government bodies in setting industry standards and qualifications. This not only protects you as a kinesiologist, knowing that you have studied with AKA accredited registered training organisations (RTOs), and/or course authors, but it also builds confidence with the public accessing your services, knowing that you are registered with an industry body who matches practitioner standards, qualifications and requirements with national training standards. A formally constituted organisation, the AKA provides rules, regulations and guidelines for all kinesiologists.

Maintaining industry standards

All AKA members abide by the AKA Constitution and By-Laws, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. 

Essential practitioner requirements, such as Continuing Professional Education (CPE), current First Aid Certificate and current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance were introduced in the late 1980’s. These requirements ensure practitioners continue to maintain their training and competency levels, staying up to date with emerging research and trends in our industry. The AKA essential practitioner requirements are and will continue to be maintained as a measure to safeguard the public, the practitioner and the kinesiology profession.

Address ., P.O. Box 233
Kerrimuir VIC 3129
Tel 03 9898 7406