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



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.

what will i learn?

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.
CHCCOM005: Communicate and work in health or community services.
CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships.
BSBMED301: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.
PILREF501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to basic Reformer repertoire.
PILREF502B: Instruct the Pilates studio progressive Reformer repertoire.
PILCAD501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to basic Cadillac repertoire.
PILWCH501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to intermediate Wunda Chair repertoire.
PILBAR501B: Instruct the Pilates studio introductory to intermediate Barrels repertoire.
PILREF503B: Instruct the Pilates studio intermediate Reformer repertoire.
PILCAD502B: Instruct the Pilates studio progressive to intermediate Cadillac 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.

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 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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