Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology
(National Code 52855WA)
This nationally accredited qualification is delivered in partnership with Tensegrity Training, RTO #60182
The 52855WA Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology covers the essential skills and knowledge for executing and instructing Pilates 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 completion of the 52855WA 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. Work at this level may be undertaken independently or under guidance and/or supervision.
This course is suited to students wanting to pursue a part-time or full time career as a Pilates Matwork Instructor, either within an existing Pilates Studio or intending to work independently or as part of an allied health team.
- Online learning (20 hrs) – the anatomy and physiology unit must be completed on-line prior to commencing workshops. The History of Pilates and WHS Topics must also be undertaken online.
- Classroom Delivery (80 hours) – includes formal lectures and workshops covering Pilates theory and practical instruction of the Pilates exercises. Delivered over a minimum of 18 weeks with mandatory attendance at 5 weekend workshops, covering the theory and science of Pilates, practical instruction of Pilates repertoire exercises, teaching methodology and programming for Pilates Matwork Instructors.
- Self-Study (80 hours) – 3-4 hours per week self-study of the theory and science of Pilates, including practical and written assessments set weekly by the course provider over the duration of the course. This includes set assessment tasks, selected readings, research and participation in study groups.
- Clinical Practice (50 hours) -which involves 50 hours work experience in one or more Pilates studios involving general administration duties and Pilates instruction enabling the consolidation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
- Personal Exercise Practice (50 hours) – includes a minimum of 32 hours participation in Pilates sessions taught by an accredited Pilates Instructor and signed off by that instructor; and 18 hours personal practice of Pilates exercises as set by the course provider on a weekly basis (1hr per week). These hours must be recorded in students’ personal exercise journal. Costs associated with undertaking these Personal Practice sessions will be in addition to the cost of your course fees.
4 weekend workshops (Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday all day) are conducted approximately 3 weeks apart over the duration of the course.
COST OF COURSE
$4,450 (An interest free payment plan is available)
Benefits of Becoming an accredited Tensegrity Pilates Teacher
• High Demand for Qualified Teachers in a Growing Industry
• Appreciation for the Human Body and How it Works
• You will be learning from the Pilates industries most experienced and highly qualified instructors
• You participate in small group sizes for individual, “hands-on” attention when learning the Pilates repertoire
• The Tensegrity Training SystemTM is an easy to learn, systematic approach to the delivery of Pilates instruction for the whole body
• You will learn how to develop programs specific to a clients’ goals and needs
• You will learn how to think on your feet and make expert choices in exercise selection, specific to individual clients needs
• All Tensegrity Training Learner Materials are constantly reviewed to ensure they provide the latest knowledge and skills for the industry
• Access to the range of Tensegrity Training’s well-established programs, services, references, resources, and continuing education opportunities
• Students learn and develop effective teaching techniques, observation, spotting, and cueing skills
• You learn how to improve posture, hip and shoulder bio-mechanics, gait, appropriate muscle firing patterns, core concepts, fundamental principles, preparatory exercises for improved body alignment, ways to modify exercises, and tools for appropriately challenging more advanced or special clients
• Allied Health Practitioner lectures/ workshops for a better understanding of medical issues related to health & exercise
• A Rehabilitation focus that addresses topics relating to injuries, chronic conditions, and post-rehabilitation Pilates
• Upon successful completion of 52855WA Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology and the 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology, graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Pilates Method Association and Pilates Alliance Australia, the peak industry bodies for the Australian Pilates industry.
• The 52855WA Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology is a Federal Government nationally recognised qualification.