Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method

The Post Graduate.

The Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10839NAT) is a nationally accredited, Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 6 Qualification, the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree with a recognised health industry outcome: Pilates Practitioner.

This course builds on skills and knowledge gained in the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT).

Why the Advanced Diploma?

It’s the next step: a specialised Pilates education. This is the highest-level Pilates qualification in the world and follows on from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT).

Unlock the power of the Method to work for complex conditions, at-risk clients and elite-level conditioning. Advance your understanding of the science of human movement including musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and challenge your personal mastery.

It’s so much more than learning a bunch of advanced-level repertoire: our Advanced Diploma Graduates are capable, skilled communicators; leaders in the industry who think critically and creatively in equal measure. Pilates Practitioners have a specialised understanding of how to responsively apply their advanced knowledge of the Method for the body in front of them on any given day.

Get down to business

The Advanced Diploma gets down to business – literally. This qualification has an in-built Practice Manager outcome: one of the fastest growing career pathways in the health science and fitness industries today. Enhance your management skill set, learn more about professional communication, financial practices and business strategy.

Pilates ITC Graduates understand their specialised scope of practice and have a global understanding of where they fit and can be most useful in the Allied Health chain, making this qualification legitimised against and complementary to other science-based discourses and professional industries.

10 reasons to get your Ad Dip with Pilates ITC.

18-months to level-up your career.

The Advanced Diploma is designed to be completed (parallel to work) in 18-months based on a full-time study commitment; 24 months for part-time.

Flexible fit.

This course has been tried and tested to be completed parallel to a full-time Pilates teaching commitment. Let us help you design an assessment schedule to make the course work for you!

The best of all worlds.

The Advanced Diploma picks the best bits of digital and in-person delivery for a truly versatile study experience that moves with your professional life. Plus, plenty of opportunities to get hands-on with the advanced content in an Educator (Practitioner)-supported environment.

Employers prefer.

Pilates ITC Pilates Practitioners are hot property at home and abroad. Our Grads achieve amazing things with the Method.

Work anywhere.

Pilates is a versatile career pathway, you know this already: work anywhere, in any capacity! With the Advanced Diploma you are qualified to work in specialised, health science (Allied Health) and fitness roles!

Higher and higher (education).

What’s next? Ad Dip Grads can articulate into tertiary education streams!

Backed by science.

A high-level health and fitness qualification that’s backed by science. The Ad Dip curriculum is informed by modern health and movement science to complement and integrate with Allied Health as an intelligent, corrective fitness modality. We invest in compliance, review and quality improvement to maintain only the highest standard of movement education and professional outcomes.

Cutting edge-ucation.

Our Ad Dip Students have access to the most current teacher training applications delivered by Pilates ITC’s Pilates Practitioners (Educators) in some of the finest facilities in the country. We have the academic edge: explore the Pilates lineage and legacy, and how it interacts with contemporary movement theory, art, science and kinematics.

We go further together.

Our power is our people! We believe the best learning outcomes are achieved in a supported environment. Find a Mentor, connect with industry leaders and graduate with new connections that will serve you throughout your career.

Finance your future.

We are the only Pilates training organisation in Australia offering finance because we believe following your dream shouldn’t come down to dollars and cents. Learn more at Study Loans, assess your eligibility or use their loan calculator to find a payment structure that works for you!


Pilates Repertoire.

Learn how to apply Pilates repertoire for late-Intermediate through to Advanced in Matwork, Reformer and Studio (private, duet and semi-private) settings using the full complement of Pilates apparatus.

  • Pre-Pilates (62)
  • Matwork (17)
  • Reformer (39)
  • Cadillac (x)
  • Wunda Chair (x)
  • Barrels (x)
  • Spine Corrector (x)

This is a specialised education, after all! Gain skills in Pilates specific, high-level applications for a selection of low to moderate level injuries and special conditions including:

  • Low to moderate level musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
  • Low to moderate risk clients.
  • Critical analysis of research relevant to musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation needs.

The Advanced Diploma equips you with skills to develop and deliver programs using late Intermediate to Advanced-level repertoire and Pre-Pilates, for:

  • Low to moderate injuries and conditions.
  • At-risk clients.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries or impairment.
  • Elite-level conditioning objectives.

The Ad Dip will build on your communication skills in an operational context.

  • Become an authoritative, well-rounded communicator.
  • Learn how to balance cueing styles with advanced repertoire.
  • Learn how to cue for advanced anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
  • Learn about professional conduct in a management and supervisory roles.
  • Learn about administration of client documentation.
  • Learn about cross referral with Allied Health Practitioners.

This qualification explores health and safety considerations in an administrative capacity, including but not limited to:

  • Self-care/personal health and wellbeing.
  • Mentoring roles and staff support.
  • Managing and administering safety practices in practice.
  • HLTAAP003: Analyse and respond to client health information.
  • CHCPRP005: Engage with health professionals and the health system.
  • NAT1083900: Provide Pilates Method exercise strategies for clients with special conditions.
  • NAT10839002: Deliver Pilates Method strategies for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
  • NAT10839003: Instruct Pre-Pilates repertoire for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
  • CHCPOL003: Research and apply evidence to practice.
  • NAT10839004: Instruct the late intermediate Matwork and Small Apparatus repertoire.
  • NAT10839005: Instruct the Pilates studio late intermediate Reformer repertoire.
  • NAT10839006: Instruct the Pilates studio late intermediate Cadillac repertoire.
  • NAT10839007: Instruct the Pilates studio late intermediate Wunda Chair and Barrels repertoire.
  • BSBSMB420: Evaluate and develop small business operations.
  • BSBSMB421: Manage small business finances.
  • CHCPRP003: Reflect on and improve own professional practice.
  • TAEDEL404: Mentor in the workplace.

Course Structure

There are three components to the Advanced Diploma course:
Course Delivery (compulsory).

Get hands-on with the “nuts + bolts” of the advanced coursework in a blended lecture-workshop format led by Pilates ITC’s Pilates Practitioners (Educators). Explore repertoire and aspects of theory in-person.

Work Placement.

On-the-job learning: add context to your studies and practice applying your advanced knowledge.

  • Observation (150): watch and learn, through an advanced lens.
  • Teaching (50): put it into practice.
  • Teaching Clinics (optional): consolidate skills and expedite teaching hours under supervision.
Self-directed learning.

The “studying” part. Access our digital resources and work your assessment schedule on your own time, at your own pace.

  • Course work: keep up with reading, written tasks (eg: programming) and self-audit.
  • Assessments: stick to the plan to prepare for your assignments.
  • Self-mastery: the doing part! Honing your self-mastery is essential to the process! Enhance your learning experience with one private coaching (Studio Pilates) session per week, with a Pilates Practitioner, for the duration of your course. But of course, more is better!

How It Works —

Make a start.

Complete your induction to access your digital resources and get started on your pre-required reading, self-directed learning tasks and even Work Placement (WP) ahead of your first contact session.

Meet the family.

In-person contact sessions (compulsory) are a blend of lecture and workshop formats where you get hands-on with course content in an Practitioner-supported environment.

Work your schedule.

Map out a weekly WP and coursework commitment to keep yourself on track to graduate in 18-months. Tip: make use of Teaching Clinics – where available – to consolidate your learning and expedite WP hours.

Complete and teach.

Finalise your assessments according to your schedule, submit your WP log and self-directed learning tasks and you are finished!


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Honouring your experience.

If you have completed Pilates Instructor training with an education body other than Pilates ITC, or have other formal movement- or science-based qualification(s) from Australia or overseas you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

RPL can be applied to credit your existing experience against accredited Pilates ITC units to expedite your course completion (and save you money in the process); OR to honour your experience in non-accredited Pilates courses, and set you up to formalise your existing qualification.

Where do you begin? RPL is a thorough and personalised process, our team is on hand to walk you through your options and find your best fit with Pilates ITC.

In the mean time, learn some more here or give us a call on (08) 9330 4570 before you hit enrol!


The dollars and cents$4,800


$4,800 total course price. $600 deposit then $700 per month for six (6) months. Student finance is available through Study Loans.

• A complete qualification that’s yours for life: no expiration.
• 14 units of competency.
• A health-industry recognised, professional outcome: Pilates Practitioner.
• Administrative and Educator support, whenever you need it!
• Access to the finest Pilates facilities in the country via our affiliate network.
• A Pilates ITC Student T-shirt!
• All assessments included.
• All resources! Access to digital library including repertoire manuals and textbooks.
• Membership of the Student Forum.
• Networking and Continuing Education opportunities.
• Mentoring opportunities!
• Bonus: membership of a connected, supportive Pilates community and new friends for life!

Self-mastery: learning the Pilates Method in your own body by doing Studio sessions is compulsory part of your course and attracts additional cost as determined by our Instructor Training- and Work Placement Studios. (Our affiliates generously offer PITC Students discounted rates on SM – however is set at their discretion.)

(Where available for Advanced Diploma Students.) These sessions were developed to lighten the WP load by providing Students with more opportunities to workshop their teaching skills in an Educator-supported environment, and bank hours at the same time! TCs can be added to your schedule any time for only $75 per session: booked at point of enrolment or later! (read on below.)

Teaching Clinics

Meeting self-scheduled teaching hours can be one of the more challenging logistical aspects of Work Placement (finding bodies and time and space to suit all of the above!)

Teaching Clinics (optional) were developed to lighten this load by giving Students more opportunities to workshop their teaching skills in an Educator-supported environment, and bank WP hours in the process.

• Work through the aspects of repertoire that are challenging for you.
• Workshop ideas with a Pilates Practitioner.
• Get feedback.
• Feel confident in your advanced teaching skills!

Better still, each Teaching Clinic hour equals two hours of approved teaching experience.

1 hour = 2 hours of teaching experience.

Where available for Advanced Diploma Students (according to demand), TCs run for five (5) hours in total and are delivered in clinic format against set topics (units of competency), so you can complete 10 hours of WP in one session!

They can be added to your schedule any time for only $75 per session: booked at point of enrolment or later at your convenience.

Advanced Diploma

WA 2021
May 2021 2021