User invitation - create a new account

If you are a new user and you have received an ESL invitation, then you can accept your invitation and create your ESL user account by following the steps outlined in this section User invitation - create a new account.

Receive e-mail Invitation

Your school delegated authoriser or the Education Service Desk will send an email invitation for you.

You will receive an e-mail invitation – make sure the invitation is for you.

If it is for you click on the link in the email to set up your ESL user account.

We recommend you use your personal email address for your ESL user account to ensure the privacy and security of your ESL user account. Do not use a shared email address for your ESL user account, as passwords can be reset via your email account. 


Accept Invitation

You will be taken to the Education Sector Logon section Accept invitation for [Insert preferred name, insert family name].

You will have to answer a few questions, that ask if you are the person in the ESL email invitation and do you have an existing ESL account.

If you answer that you don't have an existing ESL account there will be a create new account button for you to select to progress to the Create account screen.


Create Account

Once you have filled in all mandatory information you can select the Create button at the bottom of the Create account screen to submit your user account details.


Password Tips:

Sentences make the best passwords because they are easy to remember. A string of four or more words is just as strong as a 10 character password that uses a mix of numbers, letters and symbols.

Your ESL password does not expire. You can reset your password through ESL self-service at any time.


Security Questions Tips:

Security questions cannot have the same answer or be less than three letters. Security answers are not case sensitive.


Terms of Use

You must accept the Terms of Use to complete the invitation process and have your ESL user account created. If you choose to not accept the Terms of use your user account will not be created.

Once you have read the terms select the I accept button at the bottom of the screen.



The ESL Terms of Use are available here.

Invitation Completed

Now your ESL user account has been created and saved successfully you will be taken to ESL Self Service where you can see the details of your new ESL User account.

If something is wrong with your details for your new ESL user account or the access you have been given contact your school's ESL Delgated Authoriser if they set up your account, otherwise contact the Education Service Desk for further support.



If everything looks ok with your new user account you should logout of your ESL Self Service session by clicking the Logout link in the top right of the screen.


This page was last updated on 08 May 2019.