Become a complete Pilates expert. Graduate and work in any Pilates setting.


Dreaming of working overseas? Look no further. Our Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT gives you a Qualification 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!

Health fund rebates

Our Diploma graduates are eligible for full membership with the Pilates industry association, Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). This means that your clients can receive rebates through their private health fund.

people focused

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.

cutting edge

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.

 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.

 holistic health

Graduate as a professional Pilates practitioner having already established yourself as part of a range of fellow allied health networks. We teach you how Pilates finds as one piece of the rehabilitation puzzle as well as how to establish effective cross referral relationships.

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT is a nationally accredited and endorsed qualification. You’ll learn all the knowledge and skills needed to confidently instruct the Pilates Method in a wide variety of applications 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 weekly study commitment of 7 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 $7200 – see our pricing page here for full details.




  • Face to face training

  • Course theory lectures

  • Practical workshopping

  • Teaching clinics

  • Analyse dynamic and static posture

  • Program writing and group case studies

  • Learn repertoire biomechanics

  • Apply critical thinking

  • Rehabilitation strategies and programming for a multitude of injuries

  • Special populations programming for pregnancy, post natal and ageing

  • Includes observation and teaching hours organised for you at our beautiful training locations (Pilates Fitness Institute or affiliated studios)

  • On-the-job learning

  • Learn from experienced instructors

  • Observation tutorials

  • 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 and 1 studio appointment per week for the length of the course (additional cost – see pricing for more details)

  • Assignments and reading course resources

  • Preparing programs for your teaching hours

  • Studying for your practical and written exams

work experience Observation hrs
work experience teaching hrs


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
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)
  • levels)
  • Barrels (Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels)

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. The Diploma 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 use correct medical terminology
  • 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
  • How to accurately and correctly document client notes in the studio Pilates setting
  • How to liaise with other allied health practitioners in both a  formal and informal way
  • 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
  • And much more!
  • Learn an exclusive programming system to ensure you create creative, balanced and effective workouts every time
  • Group Matwork at all levels
  • Group Reformer at all levels
  • Studio Pilates (private, duet and semi-private) programming
  • Initial consultations
  • Addressing injured clients
  • How to correctly care for all 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

If you’ve never been trained in anatomy before you might feel like you want to do some extra course preparation? Check out our Basic Anatomy and Physiology short course option here to get you up to speed on all things A & P.


Why wait? Enrol now.