Polestar Pilates Diploma

POLESTAR PILATES DIPLOMA

WHAT IS THE POLESTAR PILATES DIPLOMA?

The Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10828NAT) trains you to use all the equipment designed by Joe Pilates: Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel as well all mat exercises and small apparatus. This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework.  Polestar Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) No. 91620.

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.  To qualify for the Diploma, all of the following must be completed.

Recognition

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

  • Pilates Alliance of Australasia (PAA) – Full Membership Level 1
  • Australia Pilates Method Association (APMA) – Level 2 – Teacher Membership
TYPECODEDESCRIPTION
Academic Units  HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT402Implement operational plan
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP005Engage with health professional and the health system
NAT10828001Work within the Pilates Industry
Polestar Pilates Complete Matwork SeriesNAT10828002Apply the Polestar Pilates Principles and Postural assessment framework (PP)
NAT10828003Plan and instruct a beginner Polestar Pilates matwork class (M1)
NAT10828004Plan and instruct an intermediate to advanced Polestar Pilates matwork class (M2)
NAT10828005Plan and instruct Polestar Pilates matwork classes using small apparatus (M3)
Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Series (Studio/Rehab) NAT10828006Plan and instruct the introductory Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR1)
NAT10828007Plan and instruct the beginner Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR2)
NAT10828008Plan and instruct the early intermediate Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR3)
NAT10828009Plan and instruct the intermediate Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR4)
NAT10828010Plan and instruct the early advanced Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR5)
NAT10828011Plan and instruct the advanced Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio repertoire (SR6)

Dates Of Courses 2021

As the course is split into three components, you can attend the courses in each city in the following order:

  • Matwork Series – dates and further information, click this link Matwork Series.
  • Comprehensive Series – dates and further information, click this link Comprehensive Series.
  • Academic Units – course is available for commencement once enrolled. Please contact Jenna Hitch for further information and next steps.

Target Audience

  • Group Fitness Instructors – Personal Trainers
  • Rehabilitation practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Yoga teachers
  • Dance teachers
  • Career-changers

Requirements

  • 25 hours of private or group Pilates classes
  • Rehabilitation branch: Doctors or Fisiotherapists
  • Pilates Comprehensive Degree by Polestar
  • Pilates Comprehensive Degree by school approved by PMA
  • Certified instructor or registered rehabilitation professional.
  • Polestar Principles Course completed.
  • Gateway 1 Course completed.
  • MAT or equivalent education completed.
  • Pilates teachers or medical/health licencees or degrees.

Pre-requisites

You qualify for entry into this Diploma if you have completed the following (you may be asked to provide evidence when you register):

  • HSC or higher qualification
  • a good understanding of Pilates –we recommend completing a minimum of 25 hours of personal Pilates practice either this may include matwork and studio work
  • Anatomy & Physiology – successful completion of an Anatomy and Physiology course through a recognised education body

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

If you are from a different background and have not completed basic Anatomy and Physiology education, we recommend Polestar’s online Anatomy course designed to meet this requirement; an introduction to muscle skeleton anatomy for movers and movement teachers. Click here to find out more: POLESTAR ANATOMY COURSE

UPGRADE TO DIPLOMA:

You may qualify for an upgrade to the Polestar Diploma if:

  • you have completed the Polestar Pilates Complete Matwork Series
  • you have completed the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive (Studio/Rehab) Series
  • you have completed a Pilates Mat & Studio qualification from another comprehensive Pilates Education School

TRANSITION PROGRAM

The Transition Program allows you to get the Polestar experience at a discounted rate, while being recognised for what you already know. Transition is available for our Pilates Studio and Pilates for Rehabilitation programs.

To qualify, you must satisfy the prerequisites and be certified by a reputable Pilates education company in a comprehensive program covering a combination of Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel and Mat work. As a transition student you will attend the course Units, complete the assignments, prove self-mastery and competency and complete the final exam.

Call education on (02) 9091 9400 to see if you qualify.

Government & Industry Accredited Training

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

  • Pilates Alliance of Australasia (PAA) – Full Membership Level 1
  • Australia Pilates Method Association (APMA) – Level 2 – Teacher Membership

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.

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

The above hours include attending lectures and labs, some online units, final assessments, self-mastery teaching and demonstration and observation.

Please note that some components will required additional costs such as hours for the logbook (including observation, self-mastery practice and apprentice teaching), travel to and from course, transfer to another state.

Full terms and conditions of inclusions can be found here: Registration Policies (including Cancellations and Transfers, inclusions)

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Polestar Pilates Australia recognises the skills and knowledge that a candidate has gained via other forms of study, formal training, self-tuition, work experience or life experience. For further information and next steps please contact Jenna Hitch.

UPGRADE TO DIPLOMA

If you have already completed your Polestar Pilates Matwork Series and Studio/Rehab Series then you can upgrade to the Diploma. The upgrade consists of Academic Units that are completed online with final assessment face-to-face. You can start your Academic Units any time from when you register.

When you complete your course, you will be required to submit all your Academic Units for assessment.

You have six (6) months from when you register to complete and submit your Academic Units for this upgrade process.

For further information and next steps please contact Jenna Hitch.

TRANSITION PROGRAM

The Transition Program allows you to get the Polestar experience at a discounted rate, while being recognised for what you already know.

Transition is available for our Pilates Studio and Pilates for Rehabilitation programs. To qualify, you must satisfy the prerequisites and be certified by a reputable Pilates education company in a comprehensive program covering a combination of Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel and Mat work. As a transition student you will attend the course Units, complete the assignments, prove self-mastery and competency and complete the final exam.

Call education on (02) 9091 9400 to see if you qualify.

The Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10828NAT) is designed for individuals working in a broad range of settings as a Pilates Matwork and Studio Instructor. Pilates Matwork and Studio instructors can manage comprehensive conditioning and rehabilitation programs to clients from a range of backgrounds and presenting with a variety of conditions.

The role of the Pilates Instructor is to design and program Pilates movement sessions for the individual or small groups using Pilates studio equipment and matwork. This can include liaison with allied health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and General Practitioners.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by Pilates Instructors to perform a new client assessment, design and program a range of Pilates movements on various Pilates equipment, coordinate operations with studio personnel and interact with Allied Health professionals.

The above skills and knowledge are consistent with the AQF Qualification Type Descriptor for a Diploma in that the graduates of this course will have:

  • developed in-depth underpinning knowledge in technical and theoretical concepts associated with the Polestar Pilates method
  • ability to process information from a range of sources, through sound analysis and synthesis of information and then use this cognition to act appropriately across situations
  • ability to respond appropriately to unpredictable problems
  • ability to express ideas creatively
  • ability to transfer knowledge and skills to others
  • ability to work autonomously taking responsibility for achieving outputs and outcomes
  • ability to organise the work of others and evaluate outputs and outcomes.

Pricing

COURSE PACKAGESPayment Plan
Complete Matwork Series:
UNITS: NAT10828002, NAT10828003, NAT10828004, NAT10828005, HLTWHS003, Course Manuals, Online portal, Logbook and Final Exam
$2,660
Deposit $660
Payment plan: $500 x 4
Comprehensive (Studio/Rehab) Series:
UNITS: NAT10828002, NAT10828006, NAT10828007, NAT10828008, NAT10828009, NAT10828010, NAT10828011, Course Manuals, Online portal, Logbook and Final Exam
$5,690
Deposit $1070
Payment plan: $660 x 7
UPGRADE to the Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10282NAT):
UNITS: HLTAAP001, HLTAAP002, CHCPRP005, CHCDIV001, BSBMGT402, NAT10828001 and Final Assessment(The unit HLTAID003 will need to be completed externally, not included with course fees.)
$1000-$1400
(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)

UPGRADE TO DIPLOMA:
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.

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