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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.

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The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction course with National Pilates Training allows you to study:

  • Anywhere, anytime
  • At your own pace
  • Online only, or
  • Face to face

You’ll also gain access to:

 

Enrollments open now! Accepting applications for online and face-to-face delivery.

 

What will you learn?

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:

  • History, concepts and principles of the Pilates Method
  • Exercise planning and programming
  • Postural analysis and appraisal
  • Applied correction of faulty posture and postural dysfunction
  • Client management, assessment and instructing techniques
  • Work Health and Safety and legal requirements within the Pilates industry
  • Methods of communication in dealing with clients and colleagues
  • Adult learning and instructional techniques for one-on-one and groups
  • Interactions and referrals with other health care professionals
  • Systematic approaches to Pilates Studio and Matwork programming
  • Pilates exercise for special conditions
  • Work ethics and professional development
  • Pilates repertoire for Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels and Small Apparatus from introductory to intermediate levels.

Download the 2019 Course Guide.

 

Course Delivery

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:

  • Online materials and resources
  • Face-to-face contact days
  • Face to face workshops
  • Online repertoire videos
  • Face to face practicums for work experience hours

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:

  • 150 observation hours
  • 200 teaching hours

Download the Delivery Schedules for face to face courses commencing in February 2019 or June 2019.

 

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.

  • Self-directed learning (SDL)
  • Online materials and resources
  • Online repertoire videos
  • Optional face to face contact days (additional cost)
  • Optional face to face workshops (additional cost)
  • Optional face to face practicums for work experience hours (additional cost)

For more details about the online training option, head to our Online Pilates Courses page or contact our Director of Training, Katrina Edwards at katrina@alignedforlife.com.au.

 

Work Experience

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.

 

Course Duration

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) comprises 1,150 hours. This equates to:

  • 12 months full-time
  • 18 months part time

 

Your Educators

Kath Banks, Senior Faculty Educator.

Helen New, Faculty Educator and Presenter.

Chantel Roulston, Faculty Educator and Assessor.

 

The Qualification

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.

 

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.

 

Cost

Download the 2019 Payment Plans for online and face-to-face delivery.

 

Start Now!

To learn more contact our Director of Training, Katrina Edwards at katrina@alignedforlife.com.au.

Alternatively, you can request a call from Katrina below, or join us for a complimentary trial matwork session at our Aligned For Life Melbourne CBD studio. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Next Steps

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