CERTIFICATE IN PILATES MATWORK INSTRUCTION
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 exercise. 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.
Graduates will be well versed in all Pilates concepts and principles, biomechanics and human movement analysis, program design and exercise selection strategies specific to Matwork, 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 in a Matwork environment.
The Matwork Certificate 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 level
From Certificate to Diploma
Many students enjoy going straight to work in the Pilates Matwork industry after graduating with their Certificate. Others choose to immediately resume their studies and complete the full Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT), or the Comprehensive Reformer Course. The choice is yours – simply depends on your lifestyle, commitments and career aspirations.
What will I learn?
Participants completing the course will learn how 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 mat and small apparatus exercises 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 defined ranges, and with apparently health to low risk clients. The Certificate Matwork provides an accredited outcome of six units of competency drawn from the Diploma Pilates. Graduates will receive a Statement of Attainment outlining their accredited outcome.
Units of competency
|CERTIFICATE IN PILATES MATWORK INSTRUCTION
(Drawn from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 10537NAT)
|1. HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|2. PILPOS402B||Plan and instruct Pilates method programming for postural assessment and correction|
|3. PILMAT401B||Plan and instruct a matwork class from foundation to basic level|
|4. PILMAT402B||Plan and instruct a progressive Pilates matwork class|
|5. PILMAT403B||Plan and instruct an intermediate Pilates matwork class|
|6. PILSMA401B||Instruct the Pilates studio basic to intermediate Small Apparatus repertoire|
How is the course delivered?
The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction is delivered through a combination of directed distance learning (online and workbooks), off-the-job contact (face-to-face workshops and tutorials), on-the-job professional work experience (observation, training studio and real time assistant teaching), and self-directed learning (including self-review and self mastery).
Participants can choose to complete the Standard Delivery format of the program over 6-8 months, or the Intensive Delivery Format, which provides a fast-track block delivery completion of the course over a 4 month period. The intensive format includes additional contact delivery time and an escalated schedule for all learning and assessment components.
|Standard Delivery||Intensive Delivery|
|Directed distance learning (online and workbooks). To be completed in stages at own pace within set timeframes.||Directed distance learning (online and workbooks). To be completed before the Contact sessions.|
|Workshops: x1 two-day, and x1 one day workshops, 9am-5pm each day||Contact Block: x1 five day contact block, 9am-5pm each day.|
|Work experience: 100 hours (observation and teaching hours). To be completed at own pace within set timeframes.||Work experience: 100 hours (observation and teaching hours). Minimum 10 hours to be completed per week to meet course requirements.|
|Supervised Self Mastery hours: One supervised self-mastery Matwork and/or Studio session to be logged per week for duration of course (minimum 25 hours to be completed).||Supervised Self Mastery hours: Two supervised self-mastery Matwork and/or Studio session to be logged per week for duration of course (minimum 25 hours to be completed).|
|Assessments: Written assignments, online exams, and practical teaching demonstrations to be completed by distance at own pace within set timeframes. Plus practical tasks to be completed at workshops.||Assessments: Written assignments and online exams to be completed by distance by set deadlines. Practical tasks to be completed at contact blocks, and face-to-face practical teaching demonstration assessments.|
In each delivery format participants will be required to work from PilatesITC online materials, repertoire workbooks, and other materials, in conjunction with required texts, to complete the distance learning aspects of the course. Contact sessions will be face-to-face.
How is the course assessed?
All courses are assessed through a variety of methods in alignment with the principles of competency-based training. This will include practical teaching demonstrations, written assignments, projects and case studies, and online exams. More detailed information regarding assessments will be provided upon enrolment. Note: students studying the standard delivery will need to have access to recording/videoing equipment for practical teaching demonstrations.
What are the entry requirements
Minimum pre-requisites and requirements for entry into this course are attainment of HSC or equivalent.
PilatesITC also recommends students have completed, or complete concurrently, a basic Anatomy & Physiology course, such as PilatesITC online Anatomy & Physiology course [link to this courses page], to support their learning. This is optional.
This course does not contain limitations on access and equity, however, PilatesITC reserves the right to refuse an application if there is reasonable evidence to suggest that the applicant is physically incapable of carrying out the normal requirements of Pilates training practice.
Course fees and payment plans
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.
Employment after graduation
Graduates of the Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction will find employment in Pilates studios, health centres, community centres and allied health centres as a Pilates Matwork instructor of the highest caliber.
Government Accreditation Standards
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.