Professional Reformer and Small Apparatus Instruction Pathway

The Pilates Reformer Professional.

Build your career with Pilates ITC and add the Professional Reformer + Small Apparatus Instruction Pathway to your toolkit! This Pathway draws 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 Reformer + Small Apps?

The Specs.

The Professional Reformer 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!

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!

The Ref Group Pro.

On completion you’ll be equipped to teach:

  • Group Reformer + 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 in Reformer classes. In this Pathway, we learn how to intelligently incorporate: the Blue Ball (Pilates Ball), Fitball, Magic Circle (Pilates Circle), TheraBand, Foam Roller, Weights, and Dowel Pole.

The Reformer: A (Movement) Love Affair

It is one of the original, Pilates apparatus and like Matwork, all exercises on the Reformer are scalable and invite creativity in programming, making this a truly versatile apparatus in a group class setting – and a very popular one at that!

Learn how to use the patented Pilates International Categorisation© (PIC) Studio Programming System to plan and safely deliver creative, corrective and rewarding Reformer classes of all levels for groups – featuring Small Apparatus.

Note: this Pathway draws core units from the 10838NAT Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, meaning when you fall in love with Pilates-learning, it is as easy as adding-on the Studio Instruction Pathway to complete the full qualification!  

How it works

Enrol and go!

Select your State and preferred start date; enrol – and you’re good to go – today! 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!

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 Reformer Pilates repertoire for Introductory, Basic, Progressive and Intermediate levels in group Reformer setting.

That’s 56 exercises in total PLUS small apparatus repertoire:

  • Reformer (56)
  • Matwork and Reformer with Small Apparatus (62): Blue Ball, Magic Circle, TheraBand, Weights, Foam Roller, Dowel Pole.

The professional edge, learn how to use the Pilates International Categorisation© (PIC) Studio programming system – it’s the secret weapon for crafting the perfect group class experience.

The Studio PIC system gives you the skills to develop and deliver smart, creative and body-balanced workouts that clients love, for:

  • Group Reformer 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.
  • Self-care as an Instructor.
  • 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.
  • NAT10838001: Apply Pilates Method Fundamentals to Induction and Instruction of Pilates.
  • NAT10838006: Instruct the Pilates Studio introductory to basic Reformer repertoire.
  • NAT10838007: Instruct the Pilates Studio progressive Reformer repertoire.
  • NAT10838008: Instruct the Pilates Studio intermediate Reformer repertoire.

Course Structure

What's involved?
Course Delivery.

Pilates University. Get hands-on with the Method and Repertoire in the Studio, led by an Educator.

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

Work Placement (WP).

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

Observation: 20 hours.

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

+ Teaching Clinic Bundle of three (3) on enrolment to expedite your teaching requirement.

Self-Directed Learning (SDL).

The “studying” part: online via the Pilates ITC LMS, and off-.

PLUS, Self-Mastery (SM): “doing Pilates”.

One (1) Reformer group class per week (min) for the duration of your Pathway (8-months).



The dollars and cents.$3,500

$3,500 total course price: including $600 deposit. Student finance is available through Study Loans.

• A complete qualification that’s yours for life: no expiration.
• Units of competency drawn from the Diploma.
• Qualification to teach group Reformer.
• 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.)

Reformer + Small Apparatus

ACT 2020