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The Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method (10538NAT) is a post-graduate style course following on from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) or the equivalent level of prerequisite training. The Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method provides the practical skills and related scientific knowledge required to become a competent and effective practitioner, health care advisor and therapist in the field of Pilates.

Successful completion of this course will mean you are competent at dealing with healthy to moderate risk level clients, teach up to the late-intermediate repertoire on all apparatus and be able to manage a Pilates or health practice.


Hear about the Advanced Diploma from Faculty Educator, Helen New

Helen New, Adv. Dip. Pilates, Dip. Prof. Pilates. Inst.,Dip. Teaching (Dance)
Faculty Educator, Presenter

Functions within the Pilates industry for those with this qualification include:

  • Managing and/or administering a Pilates studio practice with responsibility for supervising and/or managing staff
  • Working under guidelines set by medical or allied health professionals in programs or services related to injury rehabilitation and underlying pathologies
  • Working closely with at risk clients in referral with allied health professionals
  • Leading and instructing Pilates exercise for clients with musculoskeletal impairment; both individually and in a group
  • Leading and instructing Pilates exercise for all client types up to and including late intermediate repertoire and specific conditioning


The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method course with National Pilates Training allows you to study:

  • Anywhere, anytime
  • At your own pace
  • Online only
  • Combination of online and face-to-face

New in 2019

We’ve updated our delivery model to give students of the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method the increased career mentorship & support that will be critical for their transformation from an instructor to a Pilates practitioner.

Benefits of the new delivery model include:


What will you learn?

The Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method (10538NAT) has been developed to provide vocational training for the more senior and experienced Pilates Practitioner working with at risk clientele, whilst carrying out studio management roles and the supervision of staff. It provides the practical skills and scientific knowledge required to become a competent and effective practitioner and health care advisor in the field of Pilates.

The following program areas describe the content for the Advanced Diploma course:

  • Caring for at risk clientele:
    This includes advanced anatomy and physiology with application of advanced knowledge, including Pre-Pilates and specific Pilates repertoire, to systems of the body, the study of low to moderate level musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, programming strategies for low to moderate risk client conditions and injuries, programming strategies for rehabilitation of in depth musculoskeletal injuries, critical analysis of research relevant to the Pilates method as an allied health modality.
  • Managing a practice:
    This includes managing and administering a Pilates studio or Healthcare practice
  • Integrated repetoire 6:
    This includes late intermediate repertoire on the Reformer, Cadillac (trap table), Wunda Chair, High Barrel, Spine Corrector and Low Barrels, Ped-a-Pul, and all small apparatus, as well as matwork. This repertoire also includes programming applications and considerations for the studio and Matwork environment.

Course Delivery

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10538NAT) course is delivered through a combination of directed distance learning (online workbooks, assessments and assignments), on-the-job practical work experience, off-the-job contact (workshops, lectures), and self-directed learning, which can be broken down as follows:

  • Contact Hours – 60 hours of private coaching & mentoring sessions and tutorials.
  • Directed Distance Learning – 615 hours of online workbooks & assessment tasks
  • Work Experience – 200 hours of on-the-job practical observation & teaching
  • Self Directed Learning – 300 hours of self review and self-mastery

Your Educators

Kath Banks - Faculty Educator with National Pilates Training
Kath Banks, M.Clin.Ex.Sc & Rehab, B.Sc.App(HM)(Hons), Adv.Dip. Pilates, Cert IV TAE
Helen New - Faculty Educator with National Pilates Training
Helen New, Adv. Dip. Pilates, Dip. Prof. Pilates. Inst.,Dip. Teaching (Dance)

Work Experience

Work experience hours are practical hours devoted to applying the course content in a studio environment. All students will commence with observation, and are then cleared to commence teaching type work experience on an individual basis. For Advanced Diploma students, work experience can be completed at your principal place of work or an affiliated Studio which has attained our Work Experience Facilitation Site (WEFS) accreditation.


Course Duration

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10538NAT) comprises 1,175 hours, which can be undertaken on a Part Time or Full Time basis. This equates to:

  • 18 months full-time
  • 24 months part-time

Cost


The Qualification

As a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method (10538NAT), you will enter the Pilates Method industry at a senior level. You will work unsupervised with clients of a low to moderate risk nature, be at the senior supervisory level and may perform studio management duties. You will have the practical skills and related scientific knowledge required to become a competent and effective practitioner and health care advisor in the field of Pilates.

Successful graduation gives you immediate eligibility for Level 2 membership as a Pilates Practitioner with the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). As a Level Two practitioner you will be consolidating your journey of learning and have demonstrated your commitment to continuing education by increasing your skills and understanding of more complex client requirements.


Recognition

The Pilates Alliance of Australasia (PAA) has a membership structure in place to allow for reference of training and experience as well as a hierarchy system for achievement within the industry. As part of the membership requirements, a compulsory Professional Development Points (PDPs) program exists to ensure currency and continued professional development.

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction will continue to align with expectations set down by the PAA and therefore retain the recognition of the PAA at the relevant membership level.


Entry Requirements

Minimum pre-requisites and requirements for entry into this course is the successful completion, or demonstrated equivalent, of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT).


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