Dreaming of working overseas? Look no further. Our Professional Matwork Instruction pathway gives you a Statement of Attainment that prepares you to work successfully in any Pilates setting. We have graduates that are currently working in Norway, The Hague, London, New Zealand, Thailand and many other exotic locations!
flexible study options
Busy already? Whether you’re working full time, juggling family life or studying another course already, our training is structured so that anyone can achieve it. Need longer than the allocated course duration? No problems. As part of your initial enrolment, let us develop an individual training plan for you at no extra cost.
We promise to get you out from behind your computer screen! Study alongside other Pilates enthusiasts and create career and lifelong friendships and networks. Be in constant contact with experienced industry professionals. Learn by shadowing in real client classes and appointments to gain practical confidence.
Our teaching style is grounded in the roots of the traditional Pilates method layered with the latest modern biomechanics applications. No two bodies are the same. Our training will teach you how to critically analyse movement and strategically plan an effective pathway to results for your clients.
BECOME A GROUP PILATES EXPERT
We don’t just teach you how to do and instruct the repertoire. Teaching well thought out, creative, functional, flowing grow classes is an art form and one that we’ve honed to perfection over many years at our own Pilates studios, Pilates Fitness Institute. Learn to teach in a style that is proven to work and that clients love.
All courses offered by Pilates Training Institute are recognised by the Pilates industry association, Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). Graduate eligible to join the PAA as a Matwork member. Our graduates are in high demand in the industry and this course ensures that you’re ready to start instructing right away.
The Professional Matwork and Instruction pathway is made up of six nationally recognised units of competency drawn from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT. Upon graduation you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment as partial completion of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT, providing graduates with the recognition of having completed a selection of units of competency drawn from the accredited Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT qualification.
This course is designed to be completed in 6 months based on an average weekly study commitment of 4 work experience hours per week. Have more time up your sleeve? Feel free to hand in assessments early and compress your work experience hours to graduate early and begin working right away. Know you need longer up front? Let us know when you enrol so we can stretch your schedule for a completion date that suits you at no extra cost.
COURSE PRICE $2600 – see our pricing page here for full details.
Face to face training
Course theory lectures
Analyse dynamic and static posture
Program writing and group case studies
Learn repertoire biomechanics
Applying critical thinking
Includes observation and teaching hours organised for you at our beautiful training locations (Pilates Fitness Institute or affiliated studios)
Learn from experienced instructors
Co-instruction and shadowing
Get a closer look and work with a variety of bodies
Time to get hands on under supervision
Includes self mastery and self study hours
Become an expert mover
Experience the work correctly yourself
Minimum requirement for self mastery of 1 matwork class per week for the length of the course (additional cost – see pricing for details)
Assignments and reading course resources
Preparing programs for your teaching hours
Studying for your practical and written exams
PILPOS402B – Plan and instruct the Pilates method programming for postural assessment and correction
HLTWHS001 – 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
- History of the Pilates 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 Matwork Pilates and incorporating small props.
- Matwork (Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels)
- Foam roller
- Weights and poles
- Spine supporter
- Magic circle
Love the idea of teaching but terrified of public speaking? All the greatest teachers are also the greatest communicators. Our unique edge is that we recognise that these skills takes practise and support. Your training will take your personal growth as a communicator both in the Pilates setting and in life to a whole new level.
- How to become a great, well-rounded communicator
- How to balance all cueing styles (verbal, visual, imagery and hands on)
- How to effectively convert your detailed knowledge into easy to communicate cues for clients to understand
- How to conduct yourself professionally in the role of a Pilates instructor
- Learn an exclusive programming system to ensure you create creative, balanced and effective workouts every time
- Group Matwork at all levels
- Private Matwork sessions
- Initial consultations
- 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