Course summary information

Course  Delivery

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction is delivered through a combination of e-learning, face to face sessions, practicums, self directed learning, work placement hours and self mastery supervised sessions.

In addition to self-directed online learning, students are required to attend nominated:

  • four units of competency
  • practical sessions and assessment days

Students are required to undertake 50 work experience hours, comprising:

  • 40 teaching hours
  • 10 observation hours.

What will you learn?

This course will teach you how to instruct the 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
  • Goals of exercises
  • Analysis of movement patterns
  • Application of functional anatomy
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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.

After successful completion of all course contact sessions, work placement may be performed in one of three ways:

  • in a professional studio situation, assisting qualified instructors,
  • in a situation where students act as instructors with willing non-student clients who understand that they are being trained by students, rather than qualified instructors;
  • or in a student-training-student situation.

Note that you are still under the supervision of a qualified and experienced practitioner in all of these three scenarios.

Students need to complete 50 work placement hours, comprising:

  • 40 teaching hours
  • 10 observation hours.
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The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction pathway is an evidence based curriculum that is both government accredited and industry endorsed by Pilates Alliance Australasia.

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

Endorsed by:

  • Pilates Alliance Australasia (Peak body)
  • Fitness Australia – 15 CEC’s
  • ESSA – 15 CEC’s
  • Physical Activity Australia – 6 PDP’s


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