Course summary information

Course summary: 

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method ( 10839NAT) qualification builds the required skills and knowledge for both clinical application and advanced level exercise prescription and programming of the Pilates Method within a fully equipped Pilates studio in the traditional setting. The study of the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10839NAT) includes Advanced level repertoire across all the traditional Pilates apparatus including Pilates Reformer, Pilates Wunda Chair, Pilates Cadillac/Trapeze, Pilates Ped-a-Pul, Pilates Ladder Barrel, Pilates Spine Corrector, Pilates Baby Arc, Pilates Matwork, as well as the study of strategies for high-risk rehab and high-end level repertoire for sports conditioning and performance enhancement.

Become a Pilates practitioner – level 6 qualification (AQF) equivalent of an associate degree recognised with a health industry outcome specialising in rehabilitation and the development of skills and strategies for advanced high-performance enhancement, sitting at the peak of the Pilates industry.

100% online plus supported scheduled private coaching and mentoring

This student will be 100% online, self-directed, self-paced for the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates method qualification.

This student has chosen this method of delivery as someone who is autonomous, and likes to work independently, setting appropriate time aside to follow the NPT study guide recommendations.

This student will gain the required knowledge in our NPT eLearn, the required practicable skills on site in a suitable professional work place, where access to the full suite of Pilates equipment will be required.

The NPT ELearn is comprehensive, highly interactive including repertoire videos, repertoire workbooks, downloadable tools and resources, journals.

This student will be supported with private scheduled sessions coached and mentored by our specialist Pilates practitioners Kath Banks (Adv. Dip. Pilates, Accredited Exercise Physiologist) and Katrina Edwards ( Adv. Dip. Pilates).


  • Matwork classes- live streamed , 24/7
  • Access to our eLearn, 24/7
  • Access to repertoire videos, repertoire sessions, practise sessions, teaching clinics, downloadable tools and resources and repertoire workbooks.
  • Free studio access – Carlton, CBD- Melbourne, Moonee Ponds
  • Private scheduled coaching and mentoring sessions with Pilates specialists Kath Banks and Katrina Edwards.

Course cost:

Weekly: $275/week
Total: $5,965

Start dates:

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12-15 months


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2022 Blended Delivery Enrol Anytime $5,965.00

Nationally recognised training

The qualification

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method( 10839NAT) is a nationally accredited, Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), Level 6 Qualification giving you the equivalent of an Associates Degree with a recognised health industry outcome, titled : Pilates Practitioner.

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10839NAT) is an evidence based curriculum that is both government accredited and industry endorsed by Pilates Alliance Australasia.

Become a Pilates Practitioner reaching the highest level of qualification available in the Pilates industry today.

What will you learn?

By completing the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10839NAT) you become one of the few Pilates professionals in Australia certified to instruct healthy to moderate risk level clients, teach up to the late intermediate repertoire on all apparatus and manage a Pilates/health practice. As a graduate you will be ready to incorporate the following senior tasks into your practice:

  • Care for at risk clientele through the advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Teach through the application of advanced knowledge, including pre-Pilates and specific Pilates repertoire, to systems of the body,
  • Perform studies of low to moderate level musculoskeletal injuries and conditions
  • Program strategies for low to moderate risk client conditions and injuries
  • Program strategies for rehabilitation of in depth musculoskeletal injuries
  • Conduct critical analysis of research relevant to the Pilates method as an allied health modality
  • Manage a practice
  • Teach late-intermediate repertoire on the reformer, cadillac (trap table), wunda chair, high barrel, spine corrector and low barrels, ped-a-pull, and all small apparatus, as well as matwork.
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Blended delivery

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10839NAT) 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 (tutorials, mentoring sessions), and self-directed learning, broken down as follows:

  • 35 contact hours: comprising a mix of tutorials,   private sessions and mentoring sessions with senior faculty
  • 1000 hours of online workbooks and assessment tasks
  • 200 hours of on-the-job practical observation and teaching
  • 700 hours of self review and self-mastery

Work placement

Work placement hours are practical hours devoted to applying what you have learned in the course 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 placement can be completed at your principal place of work or an affiliated Studio that has attained our Work Placement Facilitation Site (WPFS) accreditation.

Australia’s most experienced faculty

Our senior faculty all hold the Advanced Diploma qualification and our specialists in the areas of the pilates method, high risk rehabilitation, elite sports conditioning and scoliosis.

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Direct Credit (DC), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Current Competency (RCC)

Recognition will be given for skills and knowledge gained in other courses, life experience, or training. DC, RPL and RCC assessment may include a variety of methods such as portfolio, practical test, demonstration, interview or a combination of these methods.

The competencies in this qualification may be attained in several ways:

  • Formal or informal training and education, including training at work/in-house staff training
  • Work experience
  • General life experience and/or
  • Any combination of the above

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