Become a complete Pilates expert. Work in any Pilates setting.



We are thrilled to announce that from 2019 under the auspices of PilatesITC, Pilates Training Institute will be delivering established courses and flexible training pathways Australia-wide.

Building on our reputations as industry leaders in the Pilates training space, this exciting expansion means that together we can inform and elevate the standard of instruction at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Together we will be delivering the highest quality and most current teacher training applications, with the best student support structures in the finest facilities in the country.

Receive training from the country’s most experienced and respected Pilates Educators and access to valuable ongoing mentoring within these networks. Build strong, lasting relationships with industry leaders and graduate with national and international connections that will set you up for career success.

Visit Dates + Enrol for 2019 course information.


The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT equips you to work in all Pilates settings at home and abroad.

Health fund rebates

Diploma Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). Membership of the industry association means your clients can claim rebates for Pilates through private health.

people focused

Build relationships that work! Learn from the industry’s best, in a Studio environment. Our students are empowered in their self-mastery: growth in all ways – always!

cutting edge

Pilates is an intelligent discipline and the human body is complex. Our style honours the essence of Joseph Pilates’ teachings while encouraging them to be informed by contemporary art, science and kinematics.

 flexible study options

Life is busy. We understand. Intelligent and flexible course design means we allows you to select from online, offline or combination course delivery, and design an assessment schedule that works for you!

 holistic health

Graduate with an understanding of where Pilates fits in the allied health chain and how to build rewarding relationships for you and your clients.


Pilates Training Institute (PTI) and Pilates International Training Centre (PITC) have a reputation for delivering world-class Instructor training, with the highest exacting standards in the market today. We believe that to honour the discipline and achieve optimal learning outcomes for all, Instructor training should be accessible to all, inclusive, interactive and supported by a mentorship community.

This is also what makes our training so special!

Our students learn from career Instructors in a Studio environment providing greater opportunity for meaningful engagement with theory and physical-intelligence aspects of the discipline (how to “do” Pilates).

We believe that investment in ‘self-mastery’ is essential to developing proper understanding of biomechanics in our own movement, and inspiring this commitment to self-mastery often means the difference between a good and a great Instructor.

Our Pilates community and networks across the country play a huge role in keeping our students motivated and on-track. We invest in our people and our students! We plan for your success.

When you graduate with us you don’t just walk away with a piece of paper, you take with you a refined and intelligent style of instruction.

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT is a nationally accredited qualification. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to deliver the Pilates method in all settings including but not limited to group matwork, group reformer, and Studio Pilates with a rehabilitation scope.

This course is designed to be completed in 12 months based on an average study commitment of seven work experience hours (combination observation and teaching) per week. While familiarity with anatomy + physiology is recommended, there are no prerequisites to study the Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction with PTI. This course is open to all people, from all backgrounds.

Our courses have been tried and tested to be completed, like other vocational training, parallel to full-time work commitments and can be flexibly designed to expedite or extend the assessment schedule to suit you.

COURSE PRICE $7200 – see our pricing page here for full details.

PILPOS402B: Plan and instruct the Pilates method programming for postural assessment and correction
Participate in workplace health and safety
PILMAT401B: Plan and instruct a Pilates Matwork class from foundation to basic level
PILMAT402B: Plan and instruct a progressive Pilates Matwork class
PILMAT403B: Plan and instruct an intermediate Pilates Matwork class
PILSMA401B: Instruct the Pilates studio basic to intermediate small apparatus repertoire
PILIND501B: Work within a Pilates industry framework
PILEQU502B: Use and maintain core Pilates industry equipment and apparatus
PILREF501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to basic Reformer repertoire
PILREF502B: Instruct the Pilates studio progressive Reformer repertoire
PILREF503B: Instruct the Pilates studio intermediate Reformer repertoire
PILCAD501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to basic Cadillac repertoire
PILCAD502B: Instruct the Pilates studio progressive to intermediate Cadillac repertoire
HLTCOM404B: Communicate effectively with clients
HLTHIR301C: Communicate and work effectively in the health industry
HLTCOM408B: Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
PILWCH501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to intermediate Wunda Chair repertoire
PILBAR501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to intermediate Barrels repertoire
PILPRO502B: Undertake exercise planning and programming for a Pilates studio in a variety of situations

  • History of the method
  • Pilates principles
  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
  • Static and dynamic postural assessment
  • Dynamic movement assessment techniques
  • Muscles testing and function

Graduate feeling completely prepared to teach Group Matwork, Group Reformer and Studio Pilates (private, duet and semi-private) using the full range of Pilates apparatus.

  • Matwork: Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels
  • Small props: fitball, foam roller, weights and poles, spine supporter, magic circle, theraband
  • Ped-a-pul
  • Reformer: Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels
  • Cadillac: Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels
  • Wunda Chair: Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels
  • Barrels: Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels

Effective communication is a learned skill, and the greatest teachers are also the greatest communicators. We understand that these skills take practice and support. The Diploma will take your communication skills to a whole new level.

  • Become a great, well-rounded communicator
  • Learn how to balance cueing styles
  • Learn correct medical terminology
  • Learn about professional conduct
  • Learn about client documentation and administration
  • Learn about cross referral with allied health practitioners
  • Pregnancy Pilates
  • Post Natal Pilates
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Spinal disc pathologies
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolysthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Ageing population applications
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Access to an exclusive programming system to ensure you develop creative, balanced and effective workouts clients will love
  • Program for group Matwork at all levels
  • Program for group Reformer at all levels
  • Program for Studio Pilates (private, duet and semi-private)
  • Conduct initial consultations
  • How to care for and maintain apparatus
  • How to look after your body as an Instructor
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Hygiene protocols
  • How to safely instruct clients at all times
  • Pre-exercise screening
  • Insurance and legal applications
new to ANATOMY?

If you’ve never been trained in anatomy and physiology our A&P course is the best way to get up to speed with this content. Check out our Basic Anatomy and Physiology short course option here.

The “nuts + bolts” of the Method. Here you will learn Pilates theory and practical applications, under the direction of Mentors.

  • Repertoire training + biomechanics

  • Lectures: Course theory

  • Workshops: posture analysis, program development, case studies, rehabilitation strategies

Institute Life: on-the-job learning from the country’s best and brightest Instructors. Witness course content in action; practice teaching and experience the industry first-hand.

  • Observation hours

  • Teaching hours: teaching + co-instruction

  • Practicums (optional): expedite teaching hours under supervision

Students have access to mixed media resources to support coursework.

Self-mastery is the practical component of self-directed learning, and is essential to understanding the physical intelligence aspect of the method. It is not included in course cost and attracts an additional fee: please refer to your local training centre.

  • Self-mastery: one matwork + one reformer class per week for nine months; one Studio session per week for three months

  • Self-directed learning: reading, assignments, self-audit tasks, programming for teaching hours and exam preparation


We believe that community support is central to achieving positive learning outcomes. That’s why we encourage participation in Student Forums: a space to collaborate with peers and Mentors, find support and share learning strategies.


Students schedule teaching and co-instruction at selected PTI and PITC training locations or affiliated studios. This includes sourcing “bodies” to teach. Self-scheduled work experience incurs no additional cost.

Practicums have been developed as an optional addition to course design to expedite the completion of teaching hours in a mentor supported environment.

Practicums run for five hours: for each hour students accrue four hours recognised teaching experience. It is possible to complete all 200 teaching hours by attending all 10 offered Practicums (subject to availability: please refer to Dates + Enrol for your state).

Sessions are under the direction of Faculty and delivered in teaching clinic format against units of competency (set topics). Practicums are not included in course cost and attract an additional fee of $75 per session. Bookings are made online.


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