Professional Matwork and Small Apparatus Instruction Pathway

The Pilates Matwork Professional.

The Professional Matwork + Small Apparatus Instruction Pathway draws six recognised units of competency from the nationally accredited and internationally recognised Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT) equipping Graduates with a Statement of Attainment.

Why the Matwork + Small Apps?

The Specs.

Professional Matwork and Small Apparatus Instruction Pathway draws recognised units of competency from the nationally accredited and internationally recognised, 10838NAT Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, equipping Graduates with a Statement of Attainment (SOA).

Backed by Science.

A health- and fitness-qualification that’s backed by science. This Pathway’s 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 education and professional outcomes.

Cutting Edge-ucation.

You’ll have access to the most current teacher training applications, delivered by leading Educators, in some of the finest Studios in the country! We respect the Pilates Method lineage and legacy, but also explore how it interacts with contemporary movement theory, art, science and kinematics to create a truly comprehensive and intelligent learning experience!

The Mat Pro.

On completion you’ll be equipped to teach:

  • Group Matwork + Small Apps.

Strategic inclusion of Small Apparatus – also known as Small Props – can elevate your program, help scale the repertoire (accessibility) and boost the overall creative-fun factor of Matwork and Reformer classes. In this Pathway we learn how to intelligently incorporate: the Blue Ball (Pilates Ball), Fitball, Magic Circle (Pilates Circle), TheraBand, Foam Roller, Toning Balls/Hand-Weights, and Dowel Pole.

The Matwork.

It’s so much more than teaching a bunch of exercises on the floor, it’s the heart of the Method and its principles underpin much of the apparatus-based repertoire that follows! Learn how to effectively deliver the Matwork in a class setting using our secret, Pilates weapon: the Pilates International Categorisation© (PIC) Programming System. With PIC you will learn how to develop and deliver the perfect Matwork experience for groups of all levels: balanced, flowing, functional and addictive! PLUS gain skills in creative application of Small Apparatus.

Finance your Future.

We are the only Pilates training organisation in Australia offering finance. Why? 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!

How it works

Enrol and go!

Select your State and preferred start date; enrol – and you’re good to go! Make a start on your online coursework: wherever you are, whenever you like!

Pilates Campus: Course Delivery.

Course Delivery sessions are the heart of your practical, in-person learning component: a blend of workshop and lecture, this is where you get hands-on with the course content in an Educator- and peer-supported environment.

Work your schedule.

Map it out! Progress through your online coursework at your own pace. Create a Work Placement (WP) and Self-Mastery schedule to keep yourself moving through your coursework; and own your learning adventure.

Complete + go!

  1. Finalise your assessments for each subject area.
  2. Complete and submit your Work Placement (WP) requirement.
  3. Congratulations, you’re a Pilates Instructor. Go forth and teach!
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What will I learn?

  • History of the Method.
  • Pilates principles.
  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

What can you do with this Pathway?

Learn how to apply the Pilates repertoire for Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels in for a Matwork group class setting, including small apparatus.

That’s 169 exercises in total:

  • Matwork. (51)
  • Matwork with small props: (62)
    • Fitball
    • Foam roller
    • Weights and poles
    • Magic circle
    • Theraband

The professional edge – our Students learn how to use the Pilates International Categorisation© (PIC) programming system.

The PIC system equips our Students with the skills to develop and deliver smart, creative and body-balanced workouts that clients love, for:

  • Group Matwork at all levels.

Communication is the heart of teaching:

  • Become a versatile, well-rounded communicator.
  • Learn how to apply balanced cueing styles.
  • Learn how to correctly apply anatomical and biomechanical terminology.
  • Learn about professional conduct in group class and Studio settings.

Pilates ITC Grads are ready to teach. They have a sound understanding of the operational demands and expectations of the Studio environment, including key safety considerations:

  • How to care for and maintain apparatus.
  • Instructor self-care.
  • Manual handling techniques.
  • Hygiene protocols.
  • How to safely instruct clients.
  • NAT10838001: Apply Pilates Method fundamentals to induction and instruction of Pilates.
  • HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety.
  • NAT10838002: Plan and instruct a Pilates Matwork class from introductory to basic level.
  • NAT01838003: Plan and instruct a progressive Pilates Matwork class.
  • NAT10838004: Plan and instruct an intermediate Pilates Matwork class.
  • NAT10838005: Instruct the Pilates Studio basic to intermediate small apparatus repertoire.

Course Structure

What's involved?
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Course Delivery.

Learn the content. Get hands-on with the Method and Repertoire in an Educator and peer-supported environment.

Course Delivery is compulsory: Students are awarded 50% of their WP Teaching requirement by attending all sessions.

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Work Placement (WP).

On-the-job learning: watch, practice, explore.

Observation: 20 hours total.

Teaching: 60 hours total.
Minus Course Delivery attendance, equals a balance of: 30 hours.

+ Teaching Clinic Bundle of three on enrolment to expedite your teaching requirement.

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Self-Directed Learning (SDL)

The “studying” part: online and off-, + Self-Mastery (SM): one (1) Matwork group class per week (min) for the duration of your Pathway.

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Pricing

The dollars and cents.$2,900

$2,900 total course price. $600 deposit then $575 per month for four (4) months. Student finance is available through Study Loans.

• A complete qualification that’s yours for life: no expiration.
• Six (6) units of competency drawn from the Diploma.
• Qualification to teach group Matwork.
• 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 classes, 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.)

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.)

Matwork + Small Apparatus

NSW 2020/21
October 2020

COURSE DELIVERY 1

24/10/2020

COURSE DELIVERY 2

14/11/2020

COURSE DELIVERY 3

13/12/2020

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT: MATWORK

20/03/2021
February 2021

FUNDAMENTALS

06/02/2021

MATWORK 1

27/03/2021

MATWORK 2

10/04/2021

SMALL APPARATUS

05/06/2021

MOCK MAT + SMALL APPS PRACTICAL

04/07/2021

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT: MAT + SMALL APPS

17/07/2021
June 2021

FUNDAMENTALS

12/06/2021

MATWORK 1

03/07/2021

MATWORK 2

22/08/2021

SMALL APPARATUS

16/10/2021

MOCK MAT + SMALL APPS PRACTICAL

13/11/2021

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT: MAT + SMALL APPS

27/11/2021
September 2021

FUNDAMENTALS

18/09/2021

MATWORK 1

09/10/2021

MATWORK 2

21/11/2021

SMALL APPARATUS

23/01/2022

MOCK MAT + SMALL APPS PRACTICAL

13/02/2022

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT: MAT + SMALL APPS

26/02/2022