The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is a nationally-endorsed and accredited program, and is an entry-level qualification for the Pilates industry. It is designed to reflect the role of Pilates Instructors who operate in a professional and specialised studio environment and who work with low-risk client groups.
The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is aimed at providing a Pilates Studio Instructor of the highest calibre. This is someone who is soundly versed in the science of human movement, as well as adaptations to given situations, and who has the creativity to apply solutions in a range of circumstances according to the needs of each individual.
This graduate will be able to work competently with apparently healthy through to low risk clients in a comprehensive studio environment and in co-ordination with Allied Health network personnel.
The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction course with National Pilates Training allows you to study:
You’ll also gain access to:
Students completing the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) receive a thorough grounding in human movement and biomechanics, and cover all aspects of the Pilates Method. Course content in the Diploma includes:
The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) course is delivered either online only or face to face.
Standard (face to face) delivery:
Students undertaking the Standard Delivery of the Diploma course receive all learning material for the 19 units of competency which comprise the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction. Standard Delivery students are also required to attend nominated Contact Days, Practicum Days and Workshops as outlined below:
Students completing the Standard Delivery of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) course are required to complete 350 hours of on-the-job practical work experience, comprising:
Online training delivery:
Online students receive the learning material for the 19 units of competency which comprise the Diploma course. Online students can also choose to attend Contact Days, Assessment Days, Practicum Days and Workshops (at an additional cost), or can simply enrol in the Online Delivery to receive the knowledge.
The required 350 hours of on-the-job training is a crucial phase in the development of the student’s skills and knowledge, and it is essential that students are facilitated in appropriate environments and under appropriately trained supervisors. National Pilates Training includes a structured Work Experience Facilitation Site (WEFS) Program to enable student placement under faculty members and past graduates as mentors and supervisors, in a controlled manner.
A minimum 8 hours a week for the Diploma is required to meet extra work requirements, including observation, work experience, self-mastery and self-directed learning.
The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) comprises 1,150 hours. This equates to:
Kath Banks, Senior Faculty Educator.
Helen New, Faculty Educator and Presenter.
Chantel Roulston, Faculty Educator and Assessor.
The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is regarded as entry level into the Pilates studio industry (Pilates specialist) and is designed to reflect the role of those who can work autonomously within the defined range, and under limited supervision.
The outcome of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is employment as a Pilates Studio Instructor, teaching comprehensive Pilates studio work on all apparatus to a variety of clients. Graduates will be able to take up employment in the Pilates industry in established Pilates studios, health centres, fitness centres, community centres, self-employed as a small business owner, and in clinical practices.
A Pilates Studio Instructor is a Pilates Studio Industry Level 1 Teacher working within the Pilates Specialist environment. These people instruct apparently healthy to low-risk clients in the full scope of the Pilates Method for general conditioning, postural assessment and correction. Rehabilitation Pilates studio instructors also devise specific training for apparently healthy or low-risk clients in private to small group situations.
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.
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