Pilates Instructor Training

Pilates is an exercise program aimed at achieving important goals such as:

  • Core stability – the muscular control required to maintain functional strength around the lumbar spine.
  • This core stability is required to allow movement, carry load and safeguard the spinal cord and nerve roots
  • Stability of the peripheral joints, for example, Scapula stability

These are just a few simple examples of the excellence of Pilates in providing benefit to clients and participants.  By enrolling in one of Tensegrity Training’s Pilates Instructor Training courses you will learn to teach these concepts and so much more.

Just imagine what it will be like to complete your Pilates training with us and to know that your will have the necessary skills for working as a Pilates instructor/practitioner applying holistic training principles and developing contemporary Pilates sessions incorporating mat and equipment repertoire specific to a range of clients. This includes knowledge and skills for structuring and delivering safe and effective Pilates sessions combining the principles of Pilates and Somatics.

Doesn’t that sound amazing? You will even have incredible fun along the way as you become a part of a national network of truly exceptional Pilates Instructors. See our Meet some of our Graduates page to find out who your peers and colleagues are!

Tensegrity Training graduates possess a range of highly developed skills requiring sound teaching methods and functional assessment experience. Clinical thinking and innovative applications of the exercises are learned throughout the training programs. A solid understanding of anatomy and physiology, functional biomechanics of the body and the ability to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable situations is essential to our learning environment.

The 52728WA Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology covers the essential skills and knowledge for executing and instructing Pre-Pilates and Pilates Traditional Matwork exercises and programs in a safe, effective and contemporary manner applying sound knowledge of the philosophical and mechanical Pilates principles, fundamental anatomy and biomechanics, as well as specific teaching methodology.

On successful completion of the 52728WA Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology you will be able to demonstrate a range of well-developed skills applicable in health and fitness settings.

The Tensegrity Training 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology will equip you with the skills and experience to be a capable Pilates Instructor.  The course will provide you with client assessment skills, exercise prescription, advanced teaching techniques, as well as a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology and associated pathologies.

The 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology is an intermediate level qualification for the Pilates industry, using holistic training principles.

The course equips you with skills to make informed assessments and design improvement strategies for low to moderate risk clients.  Graduates will have sophisticated skills in teaching and assessment, be able to problem solve, utilise critical thinking and be able to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable situations.

The 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology is a comprehensive course equipping the graduate with a solid understanding of Studio Equipment Pilates and moderate level rehabilitation.

As a graduate of the 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology you will enter the Pilates industry with exceptional skills to work in the fitness, health or community sectors. You will become a practitioner with a contemporary approach to the holistic delivery of Pilates drawn from a sound knowledge of the science of human movement, and teaching methodology didactics.

Students can choose to study the Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology or the 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology.

If students opt to enrol in the Integrated Diploma they will study all the units of competency from the Certificate IV and then continue onto study the units of competency in the Diploma as listed below.

Certificate IV (52728WA) Units

ARTMAT401   Apply Basic Pilates Anatomy (online)

ARTMAT402  Teach Pilates Essentials (all Pre-Pilates Repertoire and exercise breakdown.)

ARTMAT403  Remedial Pilates I –conduct postural assessment

ARTMAT404  Remedial Pilates II – conduct movement analysis and Gait Analysis

ARTMAT405  Teach active dynamic pelvic floor training

ARTMAT406  Teach Pilates flow (Traditional Pilates exercises and how to teach, modify, regress and progress for individual client needs)

ARTMAT407   Design functional Pilates choreography (Teaching methodology and how to design Session Plans following the Tensegrity 8 Part System. The art of Teaching exercise and making appropriate corrections/adjustments to clients)

ARTMAT408 Implement tactile and kinaesthetic instructions  (Tactile Cueing for specific exercises)

ARTMAR401  Market your Pilates knowledge


Diploma (10596NAT) Units

PILADV501   Apply exercise programming to clinical rehabilitation 

PILADV502  Use advanced functional anatomy to treat clients

PILADV503   Integrate somatic movement education into Pilates 

PILEQU501  Teach Reformer repertoire

PILEQU502  Teach pregnancy in motion repertoire

PILEQU503  Teach Wunda Chair repertoire

PILEQU504  Teach Cadillac repertoire

PILEQU505  Teach Barrel repertoire

PILEQU506  Teach Roller repertoire

PILEQU507  Teach Magic Circle repertoire

All of our Diploma Units can be studied as individual short courses with additional online assessment components and teaching practice.

To qualify for the full Integrated Diploma students must complete a final practical exam together with:

  • 10 Observation Hours
  • 50 hours Clinical Practice
  • 50 hours of Personal Practice for the Certificate IV component

The Diploma component students must sit a final practical exam and present a major Case Study together with:

  • 150 hours Clinical Practice
  • 100 hours Personal Practice