Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method 10538NAT

The Advanced Diploma is an advanced level course that provides the practical skills and scientific knowledge to become a practitioner, health care advisor or therapist in the field of Pilates. It extends the skills and knowledge you have gained in the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT).

This course has been developed to provide vocational training for the more senior and experienced Pilates Practitioner working with at-risk clientele, whilst carrying out studio management roles and supervision of staff.

The Advanced Diploma will enable you to:

  • Manage a Pilates studio practice, with responsibility for both supervising and managing staff as well as self care and mentoring of others.

  • Work with medical or allied health professionals in programs related to injury rehabilitation and underlying pathologies.

  • Work closely with at-risk clients in referral with allied health professionals.

  • Lead and instruct Pilates exercise for individuals and groups with musculoskeletal impairments.

  • Lead and instruct Pilates exercise for specialist/elite conditioning clientele.


The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method is made up of endorsed competencies from the Health and Community Services Training Packages, as well as specialised Pilates units of competency developed by PilatesITC.


The course includes advanced anatomy and physiology with application of advanced knowledge, including Pre-Pilates and Pilates specific repertoire, to systems of the body, the study of low to moderate level musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, programming strategies for low to moderate risk client conditions and injuries, programming strategies for rehabilitation of in depth musculoskeletal injuries, critical analysis of research relevant to the Pilates method as an allied health modality.


The knowledge and skills required for managing and administering a Pilates studio or healthcare practice, maintaining personal health and awareness, and providing mentoring support to colleagues.


Late-intermediate to advanced level repertoire on the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, High Barrel, Spine Corrector and Low Barrels, Ped-a-pul, Matwork, and all Small Apparatus. Including programming applications for the studio and matwork environments.



  • HLTCOM406C  Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

  • HLTCOM503D  Manage a practice

  • HLTCOM502C  Develop professional expertise

  • HLTSHU509C  Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility

  • CHCORG428A  Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • CHCORG627B  Provide mentoring support to colleagues

  • PILSPE602B  Provide exercise for Pilates clients with special conditions

  • PILREH602B  Deliver Pilates method strategies for musculoskeletal rehabilitation

  • PILPRE601B  Instruct pre-Pilates repertoire for musculoskeletal rehabilitation

  • PILMAT604B  Plan and instruct a late intermediate Pilates matwork class

  • PILREF604B  Instruct the Pilates studio late intermediate Reformer repertoire

  • PILCWB601B  Instruct the Pilates studio late intermediate Cadillac, Small Apparatus, Wunda Chair and Barrels repertoire