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Complete Pilates Matwork

Mat Pilates Courses Australia


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.

Polestar Pilates Education


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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.


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
Polestar Pilates Education


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.



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


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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Anatomy & Physiology

Learn basic anatomy & physiology online efficiently in preparation for your teacher training.

Studio Rehab Series

In-depth training that teaches you how to use all the equipment designed by Joseph Pilates.

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Ultimate Reformer

Boost your skills and experience by teaching reformer classes with confidence.


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Why Choose Polestar Pilates for Your Mat Pilates Training

Choosing Polestar Pilates for your Mat Pilates training offers numerous benefits, from our comprehensive curriculum designed to cover every aspect of Mat Pilates to the expertise of our instructors, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their teaching. Our training is not just about learning the exercises; it’s about understanding the philosophy and science behind each movement, ensuring you can teach with confidence and depth. With a Polestar Mat Pilates certification, you gain global recognition, opening doors to teaching opportunities both in Australia and internationally. Our program is structured to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the Pilates industry, making Polestar the ideal choice for those serious about their Pilates education and career.


Accredited Curriculum and Expert Instructors

Our curriculum for Mat Pilates instructor certification is accredited by the government, ensuring it meets the highest education and training standards. This accreditation reflects our commitment to excellence and the quality of education we provide. Polestar instructors are highly qualified and bring a wealth of experience to their teaching, setting the benchmark for Mat Pilates teacher training. Our expertise ensures that our training is both comprehensive and practical, preparing you to excel as a Pilates instructor.


A Comprehensive Approach to Mat Pilates

Our Matwork Pilates course takes a comprehensive approach, blending holistic wellness principles with scientific research to prepare instructors for effective teaching. This curriculum ensures a deep understanding of the physical and mental benefits of Mat Pilates, enabling instructors to confidently guide their clients through each session. The scientific foundation of our Mat Pilates course enhances the ability to address individual needs, ensuring well-rounded sessions that promote health and well-being. This thorough preparation equips instructors to lead with confidence and knowledge.


Flexible Learning Options

Our Mat Pilates instructor course offers flexible learning options for every student’s needs and schedule. Understanding our students’ diverse lifestyles and commitments, we provide both online and in-person for Mats. This flexibility allows learners to choose the mode of study that best fits their lives, ensuring they can progress at their own pace without compromising on the quality of their education. Whether you choose the comfort of online learning or the direct interaction of in-person classes, we have you covered.


Online Courses Available

Online courses are integral to our Mat Pilates instructor training and are designed to provide convenience and accessibility to students across Australia. These courses allow learners to engage with comprehensive Pilates instruction from the comfort of their home or any preferred location, eliminating geographical barriers to high-quality education. The flexibility of online learning assures that students can balance their training with personal and professional commitments, making it easier to pursue their passion for Pilates instruction without compromising other aspects of their lives.


Specialised Mat Pilates Instructor Course in Australia

The Complete Matwork Series is a specialised Mat Pilates instructor course in Australia, meticulously designed for those aspiring to become certified Mat Pilates instructors. This course stands out for its comprehensive structure, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills over 335 hours. Upon completion, participants will be well-equipped to teach Mat Pilates confidently and competently across various settings.

  • Course Structure: Encompasses 4 x two-day on-site courses and 2 x practicums, systematically arranged to cover the essentials of Mat Pilates.
  • Duration: Total of 335 hours, including lectures, theory (155 hrs), observation & self-mastery (80 hrs), apprentice teaching (50 hrs), and a final exam (3 hrs).
  • Outcomes: Graduates emerge as Polestar-qualified Matwork Pilates Teachers, ready to inspire and lead classes with a deep understanding of Pilates principles and techniques.
  • Flexibility: Designed to accommodate the schedules of busy individuals, offering a blend of in-person and online learning options.

This Mat Pilates instructor training is not just an educational journey but a transformation into a qualified practitioner capable of significantly impacting the Pilates community and individuals’ lives.


Becoming a Certified Mat Pilates Instructor

The journey to Mat Pilates certification involves a rigorous process that tests both theoretical knowledge and practical teaching skills. After completing the requisite hours of training, including lectures, self-mastery, and apprentice teaching, candidates undergo a comprehensive final exam. Achieving certification opens career opportunities, allowing graduates to teach Mat Pilates across various settings, from fitness studios to private sessions. This qualification affirms your expertise in Pilates and enhances your credibility as a professional in the fitness industry.


Advanced Techniques and Teaching Skills

Our Mat Pilates teacher training emphasises advanced Pilates techniques and teaching skills, equipping instructors for success in diverse teaching environments. This advanced focus ensures that instructors can adapt their teaching strategies to fulfil the needs of individual clients or groups, enhancing the learning experience. By mastering various Pilates techniques and learning to communicate and demonstrate these practices effectively, instructors are prepared to create impactful and engaging classes in studio settings, online platforms, or private sessions, ensuring a high-quality Pilates education.


Why Mat Pilates? The Benefits Explained

Mat Pilates offers a wealth of benefits for both physical and mental health, making it a valuable practice for individuals of all fitness levels.

  • Improved Strength: Focuses on core muscles but also strengthens the entire body, enhancing overall muscle tone without adding bulk.
  • Increased Flexibility: Pilates movements stretch and elongate the muscles, improving flexibility and reducing the risk of injury.
  • Enhanced Balance: By targeting the core, Mat Pilates improves balance and coordination, improving posture and body awareness.
  • Stress Reduction: The mindful nature of Pilates, focusing on breath and movement, helps lower stress levels and promotes mental clarity and relaxation.


Strength, Flexibility, and Balance

Mat Pilates is renowned for enhancing strength, flexibility, and balance. This practice targets the core muscles, strengthening the abdomen, back, and pelvic muscles, contributing to a solid foundation for overall body strength. Flexibility is improved through stretches and movements that lengthen the muscles, making them more pliable and reducing the risk of injuries. Additionally, focusing on balance and coordination in Pilates exercises enhances body awareness, improves posture and stability in daily activities, and contributes significantly to physical wellness.


Stress Reduction and Mental Health

Regular Mat Pilates practice offers notable mental health benefits, including stress reduction and enhanced mental clarity. The mindful nature of Pilates, with its emphasis on controlled breathing and focused movements, encourages a state of mindfulness, which can significantly lower stress levels. This stress reduction contributes to a clearer, more relaxed mental state, improving concentration and a positive mood. Engaging in Pilates regularly helps cultivate a sense of inner calm and resilience against daily stressors, enhancing overall mental well-being.


Enrol with us Today!

Venture on your journey towards a fulfilling career in Pilates instruction by enrolling in our Complete Matwork Series today. This course is your gateway to mastering the fundamentals of Pilates, setting a solid foundation for your teaching journey. Upon completion, explore further growth with our additional courses:


Each course is designed to deepen your understanding and skills, broadening your teaching capabilities. Start your professional journey with us and transform your passion for Pilates into a rewarding career. Enrol now and take the first step towards achieving your Pilates teaching aspirations.