• Outcome: Pilates Matwork Instructor
  • Pre-Requisites for Entry: Nil
  • Articulates into: Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
  • Duration: Approx 3-6 Months
  • Accredited Course: No
  • Statement of Attainment: Yes. Six units as partial completion of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
Cert IV Pilates MATWORK instruction - PITC

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction is the ideal choice for someone with no previous Pilates instructor education, who purely wants to teach Pilates mat and small apparatus exercises. It provides the practical skills and related scientific knowledge required to become a competent and effective Matwork instructor, who will operate in a one-on-one through to small group Matwork capacity.

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork will enable you to:

• Induct and assess clients who are apparently healthy or requiring postural address

• Prepare and instruct Pilates Matwork programs to one-on-one or small group format

• Lead and instruct Pilates exercise for clients with postural needs

• Incorporate the use of Small Apparatus in the delivery of exercise for clients who are apparently healthy or requiring postural address

• Participate in Work Health and Safety requirements in the Pilates workplace

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction is seen as entry level into the Pilates Matwork industry and is designed to reflect the role of those who can work autonomously within the defined range, and with apparently healthy to low risk clients. The Certificate In Pilates Matwork Instruction provides an accredited outcome of six units of competency drawn from the Diploma Pilates. Graduates will receive a Certificate along with a Statement of Attainment outlining their accredited outcome.

Employment after graduation

Graduates of the Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction will find employment in Pilates Studios, Health centres, fitness centres, community centres and allied health centres as a Pilates Matwork instructor of the highest calibre. Graduates will be well versed in all Pilates concepts and principles, biomechanics and human movement analysis, program design and exercise selection strategies, as well as adult learning techniques, application of Pilates training in the group environment and the ability to apply and contribute to Work Health and Safety.

Certificate course subjects include:

History, Concepts and Principles of the Pilates Method

Exercise planning and programming

Postural analysis and appraisal

Applied correction of faulty posture and postural dysfunction

Client management, assessment and instructing techniques

Work Health and Safety and legal requirements within the Pilates Industry

Systematic approaches to Pilates Matwork programming

Pilates repertoire for Matwork and Small Apparatus from introductory to intermediate levels

What’s next after Certificate level?

The Certificate level units of competency also form part of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT. People who have graduated with the Certificate Matwork can continue on from these units when enrolling in the full Diploma qualification.

Government Accreditation

This course provides a Statement of Attainment as partial completion of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT, providing graduates with the recognition of having completed six accredited units of competency drawn from the Diploma course. This course may also be undertaken as a non-accredited course with no formal outcome. This is not a formal qualification outcome but a grouping of units drawn from the Diploma Pilates.


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Fast Track Your Career with the Intensive Course Delivery

The intensive course delivery format provides a fast track block delivery completion of the Matwork and Diploma courses so that you can get your career underway.

This format includes over four times the usual contact delivery time and an escalated schedule for all learning and assessment components. And we are ready to help you!

For information specific to the Intensive Course Delivery format, download this Information pack.



Course fees and payment plans

PilatesITC offers a range of payment plans to assist you in financing your study.  Course fees can be paid in larger monthly instalments over a shorter period of time to receive a discounted rate, or in smaller monthly instalments over an extended period of time.  Course fees and payment plan options of the Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction are: 








Course fees include, all student manuals and online materials, attendance at scheduled contact days, student clinics, up to two attempts at any one assessment, and where required assistance with placement for work experience. 

Additional costs include, practicum intensives, supervised workouts, purchasing required texts, student member ship with industry body, private tutorials, personal extras, sundries, travel and accommodation (if required), and assessment re-sit fee after two attempts at any one assessment.

For more information regarding this course, please contact us