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Pilates Studio Rehab Series

Pilates Rehabilitation Courses Australia

Studio & Rehab (COMPREHENSIVE)

The Studio & Rehab Series is about how to assess your client and restore functional movement based on all the studio equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It’s the most in-depth of the 3 courses, going into exercise prescription for all ages and levels of ability with the widest range of equipment.

It takes about 7 months to complete this series – one weekend per month over 6 months, and an online component. Depending on your career path, you might choose to complete one course, or if you’re interested in more than one, complete in a timeframe that works for you.

Polestar Pilates


These & 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 Comprehensive series qualify for:

  • Studio Instructor Membership with the Pilates Association of Australasia.  Applications will also be accepted for partial completion of Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10828 NAT). Plus Diploma unit HLTSHW003 Maintain Work Health & Saftey.
  • For those already members with AUSactive you will receive 10 CEC’s for PP.
  • Members with ESSA will receive 15 CPDs
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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.
  • NAT10828006: Plan and instruct the introductory Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S1)
  • NAT10828007: Plan and instruct the beginner Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S2)
  • NAT10828008: Plan and instruct the early intermediate Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S3)
  • NAT10828009: Plan and instruct the intermediate Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S4)
  • NAT10828010: Plan and instruct the early advanced Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S5)
  • NAT10828011: Plan and instruct the advanced Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S6)
  • 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 Pilates Studio & Rehab Training Units PP, SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, SR6, Academic Units, Course Manuals, Logbook, Online Portal and Final Exam


Deposit: $1070  Payment plan: $740 x 7

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 30 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.

Registration Policies (including Cancellations and Transfers)


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