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Complete Pilates Matwork

WHAT IS COMPLETE MATWORK?

The Complete Matwork Series trains you to teach group mat classes with total confidence. Resolve faulty movement patterns with Pilates-based interventions on the mat.

Feel confident in verbal, tactile and combined cueing practices to facilitate motor learning, and be competent to work with healthy clients in any environment.

You will graduate a Polestar-qualified Matwork Pilates Teacher. Depending on your career path, you can take this as a stand-alone course, or continue training to gain the Polestar Pilates Diploma.

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The Complete Matwork Series trains you to teach group mat classes with total confidence. Resolve faulty movement patterns with Pilates-based interventions on the mat. Feel confident in verbal, tactile and combined cueing practices to facilitate motor learning, and be competent to work with healthy clients in any environment.

You will graduate a Polestar-qualified Matwork Pilates Teacher. Depending on your career path, you can take this as a stand-alone course, or continue training to gain the Polestar Pilates Diploma.

The Complete Pilates Matwork Series consists of 4 x two-day on-site courses and 2 x practicums in this order: Polestar Principles, Mat 1, Practicum 1, Mat 2, Practicum 2, Mat 3, approx 1 month apart. The repertoire consists of over 60 exercises with variations and modifications.

Government Accredited Training

These 5 units are drawn from the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method Diploma (10828NAT) which is a nationally recognised course under the Australian Qualification Framework. Polestar Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) No. 91620. Graduates receive a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of this Diploma.

COURSE RECOGNITION

Students who graduate from Polestar’s Complete Matwork series qualify for:

  • Group Membership with the Pilates Association of Australasia
  • Fitness Pilates Instructor (FPI) with AUSactive. Must also include the unit NAT10828001 – Work within the Pilates Industry (from the Diploma).
  • For those already members with AUSactive you will receive 15 CEC’s for M1-M3 and 10 CEC’s for PP.
  • For members with ESSA you will receive 15 CPDs

COURSE DETAILS

Minimum requirements for entry into this course are:

  • Attainment of HSC / Secondary education or tertiary education equivalent
  • A good understanding of Pilates – we recommend completing a minimum of 25 hours of personal Pilates practice either in private or group sessions. This may include matwork and studio work (preferably with a Polestar Pilates certified practitioner). This can be provided as a log from your studio/gym or letter/email from your Pilates practitioner.
  • Successful completion of Polestar’s online Anatomy course or HLTAAP001 (Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context) equivalent. RPL for units completed through a recognised complementary health care college or RTO are accepted once transcript is provided to compliance.
  • PP: NAT10828002
    Ability to apply the Polestar Pilates Principles & Postural assessment framework.
  • M1: NAT10828003
    Ability to plan and instruct a beginner Polestar Pilates matwork class.
  • M2: NAT10828004
    Ability to plan and instruct an intermediate to advanced Polestar Pilates matwork class
  • M3: NAT10828005
    Ability to plan and instruct Polestar Pilates matwork classes using small apparatus
  • HLTWHS003
    Ability to maintain work health and safety
  • Lectures & Homework: 155 hrs
  • Academic units: 50 hrs
  • Observation: 30 hrs
  • Self-Mastery: 50 hrs
  • Apprentice Teaching: 50 hrs
  • Final Exam: 3 hrs

Upon registration, you are automatically enrolled into Polestar’s Online Resource Centre where you will have access to interactive study resources including lectures, case studies, repertoire review and much more. Check your inbox for an email outlining your homework assignments and lots of useful information for your course. During your first weekend Unit, you will receive your manuals and this is when you can start to complete your logbook hours.

Practicums help accelerate your teaching and demonstration hours in a supported environment with an Educator. Teaching is within a clinical format against units of competency and allows students to accrue 2 hours for 1 hour (1:2) towards their student logbook. Topics included will be review of Theory, Repertoire, Case Studies and Self-Mastery demonstration and teaching. They are schedule generally over 4hrs but can be shorter and some are online.

There are 2 Practicums scheduled as part of the Matwork course and are included in the course fees.

You have 12 months from when you start Polestar Principles (PP) to take your exam. The exam consists of a two-hour multiple choice exam and class design case study, and a one hour practical exam showing demonstration and teaching skills. All your log book hours must be completed.

COURSE PRICING

COURSE PRICING

Polestar Complete Matwork Series Units: PP, M1, M2, M3, Course Manuals, Online portal, Logbook and Final Exam and 2 Practicums.

PAYMENT PLAN

$3,140
Deposit: $740  Payment plan: $600 x 4

Additional out of pocket expenses

  • The practical self-mastery hours are at an additional cost to the course fees as you will be attending studios to complete these. Remember that 15 hours can be completed as self-directed study (unsupervised)
  • Logbook sign off for teaching and demonstration of all repertoire. As you proceed through the course all repertoire learnt must be signed off by an Educator or Mentor for teaching and demonstration. Polestar allocates time at each face to face weekend for repertoire check off however sometimes students are not quite ready so this will need to be done in your own time and will incur additional fees by engaging a mentor or attending study groups in your city.
  • Required Reading books: as noted in course overview above
    All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST when applicable. All prices are subject to change without notice.

 

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