Pilates Equipment & Mat Instructor Courses in Canberra - Early 2020

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Congratulations to Jaki, Avalon and Kerrie who are in the photo above from the 2018 course and are now working as professional instructors within our studios.

We are currently hosting the 2019 course, and we will be hosting another Pilates Equipment Instructor Course as well as a Mat instructor course, right here in Canberra in early 2020!  

  • Where:  Pilates Can – Woden and Manuka Studios
  • Duration: 6 Months of Face-to-Face Course work & 12 – 18 months of in studio observation, self mastery, and apprentice teaching practice.   

Yes, we have a comprehensive, Government registered, internationally recognised, career starting, Pilates instructor courses, running here in Canberra in 2019 and more starting in early 2020. Get organised now to join one of these amazing courses.

Interested in an internship with us at Pilates Can?

Provide your details and we will send you an application form!

PilatesCan provide help with possible internships

You may qualify for an internship with Pilates Can. (Conditions apply)
Pilates Can host the instructor courses in their Canberra Pilates studios in Woden and Manuka. 

Pilates Can have also been providing Canberrans with a clinically focused whole body Pilates experience for over 14 years. Our instructors are all highly qualified and experienced and as a team, have conducted over 60,000 hours of  Professional Pilates instruction.

During this time Pilates Can have also hosted multiple Polestar Pilates instructor courses, providing possible internship opportunities for pre-selected prospective Polestar students. (Conditions apply)

Interested in an internship with Pilates Can? Provide your details and we will send you an application form.

Course starts soon, so be quick!

Become a Pilates Instructor

What does the Pilates Rehab / Studio Equipment Instructor course involve?

The Polestar Studio and Rehab series trains students to become teachers of the highest calibre; well versed in Pilates principles, program design, exercise sequencing techniques and practice, you will learn how to use all of the equipment developed from designs by Joesph Pilates; Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair and Ladder Barrel. You will be confident in verbal, tactile and combined cueing practices to facilitate motor learning, and be competent to work with both healthy and injured clients one-on-one and in small group.

The Polestar Pilates curriculum has the reputation of being the most scientifically based Pilates curriculum in the world, taking Pilates education to a new pinnacle. Course format includes lectures, reading assignments, research literature review, writing assignments and more.

Polestar are the Australian Government registered training provider for these courses throughout Australia.  The Polestar organisation provides similar courses in the Americas, Europe and Asia and are recognised internationally as one of the largest providers of Pilates instructor courses around the world.

 Polestar (Registered Training Organisation) Studio and Rehab – in Canberra

The 2020 dates are yet to be announced but will start early in 2020. Here are the dates for the current 2019 course:

15 – 16 June

20 – 21 July

24 – 25 August

28 – 29 September

2 – 3 November

7 – 8 December

Prerequisites for 2020 courses (By December 2019)

  • HSC or higher qualification
  • Good understanding of Pilates –recommended minimum of 25 hours of personal Pilates practice (either Matwork or studio)
  • Completion of Anatomy & Physiology Units through a recognised  education provider is required for entry into course or already have this qualification*.
  • Completion of Polestar Principals short online course (or live in Sydney – 2 days) Is included in the cost of the course but must be completed prior to first module in Canberra.

* You would already meet the Anatomy & Physiology pre-perquisites if you are already qualified in one of the following occupations : Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Exercise Physiologist, Nurse, Myotherapist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Cert IV Personal Trainer.

Hours for Studio/Rehab Equipment Course

  • Duration: 454 hours
  • Lectures and Homework: 112 hrs
  • Observation & Self Mastery: 170 hrs
  • Apprentice Teaching: 100 hrs
  • + Final Exam within 12 months: 3 hrs

Learning Outcomes

  • Pilates Teacher of the highest calibre; Equipment classes in a Pilates studio from beginners through to advanced repertoire
  • Well versed in Pilates principles, program design and exercise sequencing techniques for private and semi-private equipment sessions
  • A solid understanding of precautions and contraindications for Pilates exercises that can be incorporated into your programming
  • Proficient at identifying the principles of biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning and neuromuscular facilitation that help in the process of critical reasoning.
  • Ability to design training and treatment programs that help you solve client problems and meet their training goals.
  • Proficient at verbal and tactile cueing combined with imagery to facilitate accurate execution of the movements.
  • Confident in the practical application of the repertoire through the use of case studies.
  • Communication skills for successful teaching
  • Modification of exercises for special populations
  • Progression of movement following an injury

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Educator, mentors and students from recent Pilates instructor course in Canberra.