Course summary information

The qualification

The Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction and the Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction Pathway bundle is a cluster of 9 units of competency drawn from the Diploma of professional Pilates Instruction (NAT10838) for a professional outcome

Upon successful completion you will receive 9 statements of attainment pertaining to Matwork and Reformer instruction, articulating directly into the Diploma of professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT).

Both the Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction and the Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction pathways are evidence based curriculums that are government accredited and industry endorsed by Pilates Alliance Australasia.

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What will you learn?

The Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction + Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction bundle provides an accredited outcome of nine units of competency drawn from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT). As a student you will learn how to:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology principles and practical application to movement, through NPT’s pre-requisite gateway course introduction to Anatomy (or completion of HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems qualification or an equivalent)
  • Develop, conduct and evaluate Pilates Matwork programs
  • Instruct the Pilates Method Matwork and small apparatus repertoire from introductory to intermediate level
  • Incorporate the use of Small Apparatus into the delivery of Matwork exercise for clients who are apparently healthy
  • Lead and instruct clients of low risk / apparently healthy nature including general conditioning
  • Contribute to Workplace Health and Safety requirements in the Pilates workplace.
  • Instruct basic to intermediate level reformer exercises by exploring:
    • progressions and regressions
    • Transitions that will create flow for an effective and continuous workout
    • How to create fun and challenging class plans
    • How to vary the load and resistance to make exercises more or less challenging
    • Gender specific workouts
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Course Delivery

The Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction and Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction is delivered either online-only or face-to-face.

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Face to face delivery

Students undertaking the face-to-face delivery of this course will get access to all learning materials for the 9 units of competency that comprise the Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction and Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction.

Students are required to undertake:

  • 410 hours of directed distance learning
  • 270 hours of Self-Directed Learning (SDL)

Students are also required to attend:

  • 2 x full-day contact days
  • 3 x 5-hour practicums

Students completing face-to-face studies must also undertake 150 hours of either simulated or real work experience, comprising:

  • 50 hours observation
  • 100 hours teacher training
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Online training delivery

Students undertaking the online delivery of this course will get access to all learning materials for the 9 units of competency that comprise the Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction and Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction.

Students are required to undertake:

  • 410 hours of directed distance learning
  • 270 hours of Self-Directed Learning (SDL)

Students can choose to attend contact days, assessment days and practicum days at an additional cost.

Students completing online only studies must also undertake 150 hours of either simulated or real work experience, comprising:

  • 50 hours observation
  • 100 hours teacher training

Work placement

The work placement component is an essential phase of your training. Being able to put all of your knowledge into practice before you leave the course ensure that you are confident and ready to take on work as an instructor in a professional studio environment.

The work placement hours for this course are part of the delivery schedule and completed through “on-the-job” assisting hours and real time hours at one of our affiliate studios.

Note that you are still under the supervision of a qualified and experienced practitioner during your work placement.

150 hours of work experience is compulsory for successful completion

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Recognition

Graduates of the Professional Pilates Matwork Instruction + Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction will be provided with Statement of Attainments. These acknowledge completion of nine accredited units of competency, which can be counted towards the full Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT).

PDP’s

  • Government Accredited – NRT
  • Peak body endorsed: Pilates Alliance of Australasia
  • Industry endorsed: ESSA (15 PDP’s), PAA (Physical Activity Australia: 6 PDP’s)

 

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