Become a Pilates specialist.



The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10538NAT) equips you to work as a Pilates Practitioner in all Pilates settings at home and abroad.

Advanced knowledge

Learn how to apply late intermediate to advanced level Studio, Reformer and Matwork repertoire for specialised rehabilitation and elite level conditioning.

people focused

Explore the operational aspects of Studio administration, with a focus on relationship building, staff management and mentor culture.

cutting edge

PTI’s teaching style honours the essence of Joseph Pilates’ teachings while encouraging them to be informed by contemporary art, science and kinematics. Our Pilates is modern, integrated and dynamic so you are equipped to best serve the body in front of you.

 flexible study options

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

 allied health

Graduate with an understanding of where Pilates fits in the allied health chain and how to access and maintain relationships with medical professionals for rehabilitation clients.

ABOUT THE advanced diploma of the pilates method (10538NAT)

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 Instructor training should be accessible to all, inclusive, interactive and supported by a mentorship community. This is what makes our training so special!

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10538NAT) is nationally accredited and the highest level Pilates qualification available in Australia today. This course builds on knowledge acquired in the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) and equips Instructors to deliver late intermediate to advanced-level repertoire in all settings, and with a rehabilitation and elite conditioning scope.

This qualification has been developed for experienced Pilates Instructors (holding a Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT or RPL), and consists of endorsed competencies from Health and Community Services Training Packages, and specialised units of competency as developed by PilatesITC.

Our students have access to the most current teacher training applications, delivered by leading Educators in some of the finest facilities in the country.

This course allows Instructors to get hands-on with content, in a mentor supported, ‘real world’ environment. ‘Self-mastery’ is equally important in this qualification as our undergraduate courses. Investment in self-mastery is essential for understanding the biomechanics of late intermediate to advanced repertoire. Commitment to this part of the process often means the difference between a good and a great Pilates Practitioner.

Our Pilates community and networks across the country play a huge role in keeping our Advanced Diploma students motivated and on-track. We invest in our people and 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 and potential to take your career to new heights. Our courses have been tried and tested to be completed, like other vocational training, parallel to full-time work and can be flexibly designed to expedite or extend the assessment schedule to suit you.

COURSE PRICE $4800 – visit the pricing page for more information.

what will i learn?

CHCPRP005: Engage with health professionals and the health system.
HLTAAP003: Analyse and respond to client health information.
PILSPE602B: Provide exercise for Pilates clients with special conditions.
PILREH602B: Deliver Pilates Method strategies for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
PILPRE601B: Apply the Pre-Pilates repertoire for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
CHCPOL003: Research and apply evidence to practice.
BSBSMB420: Evaluate and develop small business operations.
BSBSMB421: Manage small business finances.
CHCPRP003: Reflect on and improve own professional practice.
TAEDEL404: Mentor in the workplace.
PILMAT604B: Instruct a late intermediate Pilates Matwork class..
PILREF604B: Instruct the Pilates Studio late intermediate Reformer repertoire.
PILCWB601C: Instruct the Pilates studio late intermediate apparatus repertoire.

Graduate feeling equipped to teach late intermediate to advanced level Matwork, Reformer and Studio Pilates (private, duet and semi-private) using the full range of Pilates apparatus, including:

  • Small props.
  • Ped-a-pul.
  • Reformer.
  • Cadillac.
  • Wunda Chair.
  • Barrels.
  • Spine Corrector.

Effective communication is a skill: the greatest teachers are also the greatest communicators. We understand that these skills take practice and support. The Advanced Diploma will build on your communication skills, in an operational context:

  • Become an authoritative, well-rounded communicator.
  • Learn how to balance cueing styles for advanced repertoire.
  • Learn how to cue for advanced anatomy and physiology.
  • Learn about professional conduct in a management and supervisory role.
  • Learn about administration of client documentation.
  • Learn about high level cross referral with allied health practitioners.
  • Low to moderate level musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
  • Low to moderate risk clients.
  • Critical analysis of research relevant to musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation needs.

The Advanced Diploma equips you with skills to develop and deliver programs using late intermediate to advanced level repertoire and Pre-Pilates for:

  • Clients with low to moderate injuries and conditions.
  • At-risk clients.
  • Clients with musculoskeletal injuries or impairment.
  • Elite level conditioning needs.

This qualification explores health and safety considerations in an administrative context, including but not limited to:

  • Self care/personal health and wellbeing.
  • Mentoring support for colleagues.
  • Managing and administering safety practices.

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 Studio session per week, delivered by an Advanced Pilates Practitioner, for the duration of the course.

  • 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.

no additional cost

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 (optional)
1 practicum = 20 hours recognised teaching experience

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 teaching hours by attending all 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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