Course summary information

Course summary

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction pathway builds the skills and knowledge to understand the pilates method fundamentals, pilates reformer repertoire Intro- Intermediate level including use of small props, progressions and regressions, “hands on” cueing techniques, planning and programming, application of the original concepts and principles developed by Joseph Pilates.

This student will be able to create effective class plans promoting functional core strength, improving physical fitness, conditioning, mental wellbeing and overall health with the ability to cater for all ages, fitness levels and abilities.

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction Pathway is a comprehensive study of the Pilates reformer and its functioning parts equipping the learner to be ready to be employed in a variety of settings including gym/fitness centres, community, professional sporting clubs, elite talent development specialised schools, secondary schools, Pilates studios, personal training studios with the practicable skills and knowledge able to conduct pilates reformer classes for one to one/and or groups.

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction Pathway is an evidence based curriculum acknowledging current research, sports medicine updates and up to date clinical practise

100%- Online 

This student will be 100% online, self directed, self paced for the x 4 units of competency.

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 self directed student has the option of choosing to attend the supported partial/whole “in person” scheduled sessions, for an additional cost.

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 Pilates reformers, small props, mats are available.

The NPT ELearn is comprehensive, highly interactive including repertoire videos, repertoire workbooks, downloadable tools and resources, journals.This student will be supported finding an appropriate work placement site.

In-Person

This student will be self directed for the required knowledge acquisition in the NPT eLearn for the x 4 units of competency and supported for the required practicable skills with the “in person” scheduled sessions in the form of repertoire practice sessions, tutorials, teaching clinics (loggable work placement hours) working alongside peers, coached and mentored by our knowledgeable and highly experienced NPT faculty. This student, choosing this method of delivery, enjoys social contact, interacting with peers, receiving feedback, wants the support and coaching from our NPT faculty in reaching their desired outcome in a reasonable timeframe.

Inclusions: 

  • Intro to Pilates
  • Intro to Anatomy
  • Purpose built eLearn
  • Downloadable resources and tools
  • Repertoire workbooks
  • Repertoire Practice Sessions *
  • Tutorials*
  • Teaching clinics (work placement hours)*
  • Student membership- AUSactive
  • Student membership- PAA

*Included with supported in-person delivery method and available for an additional cost for 100% online

Start Dates:

In-Person

Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start date.

 

Victoria 

  • NPT HQ – Melbourne – February 2024
  • Brunswick, Melbourne – April 2024 
  • Greensborough, Victoria – April 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

 

New South Wales 

  • Hunters Hill, Sydney – March 2024
  • Newtown, Sydney – June 2024
  • Central Coast, NSW – May 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

 

Queensland 

  • Brisbane – April 2024
  • Hervey Bay- April 2024 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

 

Australian Capital Territory 

  • Canberra – March 2024 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Online only

Applications open anytime

Delivery schedule available for in-person. Please contact Katrina Edwards on katrina@nationalpilates.com.au

 

Duration:

16-19 weeks

100% online, start today, any time, anywhere.

Locations:

 In-Person

Victoria 

  • Melbourne- National Pilates Training HQ
  • Greensborough – Alive Pilates Studio
  • Brunswick- Armature Pilates

 

Queensland

  • Brisbane – Boutique Pilates Method
  • Hervey Bay – Core Condition Pilates & Massage Studio

 

New South Wales 

  • Hunters Hill, Sydney – The Pilates Village 
  • Newtown, Sydney – XEN Studio Pilates
  • Central Coast, NSW – Renae Blackmore Pilates Studio

 

Australian Capital Territory

  • Canberra – Pilates Canberra

 

Online Only

  • Global

Course cost:

In-Person
$144-$210 per week, total fees of $3,585

100%- Online
$144-$210 per week, total fees of $3,035

 

Reformer and Matwork bundle package

Please enquire for enrolment and access

  • 100%- Online $4,585
  • In-person $5,785

 

Payment plan schedules available, please contact Katrina Edwards on katrina@nationalpilates.com.au

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Enrolments

Name Location Cost
2024 100% Online Only- Self Directed Enrol Anytime Online $3,035.00
Canberra March 2024 Reformer Pilates Canberra $3,585.00
Hunters Hill March 2024 Reformer The Pilates Village $3,585.00
Greensborough April 2024 Reformer Alive Pilates Studio $3,585.00
Brisbane April 2024 Reformer Boutique Pilates Studio $3,585.00
Brunswick April 2024 Reformer Armature $3,585.00
Central Coast 2024 May Reformer Renae Blackmore Pilates Studio $3,585.00
Newtown June 2024 Reformer Xen Studio Pilates $3,585.00
Hervey Bay 2024 April Reformer Core Condition Pilates & Massage Studio $3,585.00

Nationally recognised training

The qualification

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction is a cluster of 4 units of competency drawn from the full qualification – Diploma of professional Pilates Instruction ( 10838NAT).

A graduate of this course will be comprehensively trained in the application of the pilates method concepts and principles with the pilates reformer.

Graduates of this Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction will be adequately trained with the appropriate skills and knowledge ready to be employed in a clinical/allied health setting or fitness/gym type settings able to instruct and program for one to one and or group classes/sessions.

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction is an evidence based curriculum that is government accredited, industry endorsed by Pilates Alliance Australasia, ESSA and AusActive acknowledging current clinical practise and the latest research in sports science and medicine.

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
  • Levers vs load
  • Functioning parts of the pilates reformer
  • Effective cueing techniques
  • Gender specific workouts
  • Goals of exercises
  • Analysis of movement patterns
  • Application of functional anatomy
  • Intro- Intermediate level repertoire on the pilates reformer
  • Pilates fundamentals repertoire
  • Correct vs incorrect recruitment patterns
  • How to modify pilates exercises to suit individual needs
  • Use of small props
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    Hundreds of our students have successfully turned their interest in Pilates into a thriving career.

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    Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction

Course Delivery

The Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction is delivered in three modes of delivery – 100% Online only– self directed or In person/ live streamed scheduled sessions.

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In person

Students undertaking the in person delivery of this course will get access to all learning materials for the 4 units of competency that comprise the Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction.

Students undertaking the in person delivery of this course will have access to all learning materials and resources for all. 4 number of units of competency within our Learning management system (LMS) and our NPT eLearn.

Students are required to undertake:

  • 80 hours of directed learning
  • 20 hours of self-mastery (unsupervised & compulsory x2 weekly supervised sessions)

Students are also required to attend:

  • 2 x repertoire practice
  • 2 x tutorials
  • 4 x teaching clinics

Students completing in person studies must also undertake 50 hours of either simulated or real work experience, comprising:

  • 10 hours observation
  • 40 hours teacher training
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100% online – Self directed

Students undertaking the 100% online – Self directed of this course will get access to all learning materials for the 4 units of competency that comprise the Professional Pilates Reformer Instruction.

Students undertaking the 100% online – Self directed delivery of this course will have access to all learning materials and resources for all. 4 number of units of competency within our Learning management system (LMS) and our NPT eLearn.

Students are required to undertake:

  • 80 hours of directed learning
  • 20 hours of self-mastery (unsupervised & compulsory x2 weekly supervised sessions)

Students can choose to attend to Pilates fundamentals, tutorials and teaching clinics (work placement hours) at an additional cost.

Students completing 100% online – Self directed studies must also undertake 50 hours of either simulated or real work experience, comprising:

  • 10 hours observation
  • 40 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.

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.

Australia’s most experienced faculty

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Recognition

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)
  • AUSActive – 15 CEC’s
  • ESSA – 15 CEC’s

 

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