Polestar Pilates Diploma

Diploma in Pilates from Polestar


The nationally recognised Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10828NAT) consists of three components. The Matwork certification, the Comprehensive (Studio/Rehab) certification, plus 7 academic units.

  • Matwork Units: 295h
  • Comprehensive (Studio/Rehab): 500h
  • Academic Units: 358h
Polestar Pilates

Career Pathway & Recognition

This Diploma is recognised by the following associations. Once you have completed your full Diploma you can apply for the following memberships:

  • Membership with the Pilates Alliance of Australasia
  • Fitness Pilates Instructor (FPI) with AUSactive. Must also include the unit NAT10828001 
  • Membership with AUSactive 
  • Membership with ESSA


 As the course is split into three components, you can attend the courses in any city, as long as they are completed in this order:

Academic Units: course is available for commencement once enrolled in the Diploma. Please contact Jenna Hitch for more information and next steps


Academic Units   HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professional and the health system
NAT10828001 Work within the Pilates Industry
Polestar Pilates Complete Matwork Series NAT10828002 Apply the Polestar Pilates Principles and Postural assessment framework (PP)
NAT10828003 Plan and instruct a beginner Polestar Pilates matwork class (M1)
NAT10828004 Plan and instruct an intermediate to advanced Polestar Pilates matwork class (M2)
NAT10828005 Plan and instruct Polestar Pilates matwork classes using small apparatus (M3)
Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Series (Studio/Rehab)  NAT10828006 Plan and instruct the introductory Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR1)
NAT10828007 Plan and instruct the beginner Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR2)
NAT10828008 Plan and instruct the early intermediate Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR3)
NAT10828009 Plan and instruct the intermediate Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR4)
NAT10828010 Plan and instruct the early advanced Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR5)
NAT10828011 Plan and instruct the advanced Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR6)


These 7 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.

Polestar Pilates



Complete Matwork Series: UNITS: NAT10828002, NAT10828003, NAT10828004, NAT10828005, HLTWHS003, Course Manuals, Online portal, Logbook and Final Exam


Deposit $740 Payment plan: $600 x 4

Comprehensive (Studio/Rehab) Series: UNITS: NAT10828002, NAT10828006, NAT10828007, NAT10828008, NAT10828009, NAT10828010, NAT10828011, Course Manuals, Online portal, Logbook and Final Exam

Deposit $1070 Payment plan: $740 x 7

UPGRADE to the Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10282NAT): UNITS: HLTAAP001, HLTAAP002, CHCPRP005, CHCDIV001, BSBOPS402, NAT10828001 and Final Assessment
(The unit HLTAID011 will need to be completed externally, not included with course fees.)

(depending on the various units required)

All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST when applicable.
All prices are subject to change without notice.

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% of these hours can be completed as self-directed study
  • 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)

If you have already completed the Matwork and Studio/Rehab Comprehensive series you can then upgrade to the Diploma academic units component. For further information and next steps please contact Jenna Hitch.


Polestar Pilates

Complete Mat Series

If you want a career teaching Pilates, the Complete Mat Series is the ideal place to start.

Studio Rehab Series

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

Polestar Pilates

Ultimate Reformer

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


We would love to hear from you. Please use the form below to send your message and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.