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APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Certification

$1975.00 inc. GST

You now can complete your APPI Matwork Certification online via Zoom from anywhere in the world. Face to face courses available in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide. 

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The APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Certification Series is the essential Pilates teacher training tool for allied health professionals.

APPI Matwork Certification includes:

  • 6 days of training 
  • APPI Pilates Matwork Levels 1-3
  • Certification Exams - completed online 
  • Learn over 100 clinical matwork Pilates movements
  • Pre-course lectures delivered via our online learning platform 
  • 10 online Pilates mat classes 
  • Clinical approach to training that can be immediately implemented
  • Training delivered by experienced physiotherapists
  • Practical hands-on training 
  • Internationally recognised training in 22 countries worldwide

Package details

Course Sessions
APPI Pilates Beginner Mat Series - Online classes Online course
APPI Pilates Intermediate Series - Online classes Online course
APPI Matwork Level 1-The Foundation
APPI Matwork Level 2 - Class Instructor
APPI Matwork Level 3 - Intermediate / Advanced
APPI Matwork Certification Exam Online course

  • Course dates
  • Course outline
  • APPI Pilates
  • Sample repertoire
  • Testimonials
  • Eligibility


Matwork 1: 13 - 14 Feb 2021

Matwork 2: 27 - 28 Mar 2021

Matwork 3: 17 - 18 Apr 2021


Online via zoom course hours: 9 am-5 pm AEST


Read our recent blog on why participants are so happy with our zoom courses




Face to face weekends

Matwork 1: 20 - 21 Mar 2021

Matwork 2: 10 -11 Apr 2021 

Matwork 3: 26 - 27 Jun 2021


Face to face intensive

Matwork 1: 20 -21 Mar 2021 

Matwork 2: 22- 23 Mar 2021

Matwork 3: 24 - 25 Mar 2021



Face to face weekends

Matwork 1: 6 - 7 Feb 2021

Matwork 2: 27 - 28 Mar 2021

Matwork 3: 17 - 18 Apr 2021



Face to face weekends

Matwork 1: 27 -28 Feb 2021

Matwork 2: 1- 2 May 2021

Matwork 3: 5 - 6 Jun 2021


The series is broken down into Matwork Levels 1 - 3 (3 x 2-day teaching blocks) and final exams. After each teaching block, you will be able to implement the exercises and methods learned immediately into your clinical practice. 


Read more about each level by clicking on the course name below. 


APPI Matwork Level 1 - The Foundation: This is your foundation Pilates course, necessary to continue with the rest of the matwork series and is presumed knowledge when you attend APPI Equipment Level 1. This course teaches you the Pilates fundamentals and an array of beginner exercises that you will continue to draw upon with all your new patients and clientele.

APPI Matwork Level 2- Class Instructor: This practical course is specifically designed to give you the skills and confidence to teach Pilates classes  - group teaching requires a separate skill set to 1:1 teaching which will be explored at length during this session. 

APPI Matwork Level 3- Intermediate / Advanced: This dynamic course teaches repertoire that is a direct continuation of the movements learned during Matwork Level 1 and teaches intermediate-advanced level exercises that can be used for higher level rehab and beyond. 

APPI Matwork Certification Exam


Once you have completed all courses, as well as your certification logbook requirements you can sit the APPI Pilates Matwork exams. Upon successful completion of APPI certification requirements, you will become an APPI Pilates certified instructor. APPI Pilates is taught to health professionals worldwide, so you will be joining an international community of APPI Pilates teachers. You will also receive a copy of the APPI logo to incorporate into your marketing.

World Recognised Pilates Teacher Training 

The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) Clinical Pilates Certification - Matwork & Equipment is taught in 22 countries and is recognised amongst health practitioners globally as the gold standard in Pilates teacher training. 


Join a growing community of over 50,000 Pilates Instructors. 


Designed for Physiotherapists & Allied Health Professionals 

APPI has spent years developing what is now recognised as the premier international Pilates Rehabilitation program. Founded by Australian Physiotherapists Glenn and Elisa Withers in 1999, The APPI Pilates Method has been designed specifically for use by physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals working in the clinical setting. This comprehensive Pilates instructor training will give you all the tools required to teach effectively in the clinical environment but also the confidence to move clients beyond the rehab phase to full health and fitness. 


Clinical approach to training that can be immediately implemented 

The APPI Pilates curriculum is designed specifically for those working in the clinical setting; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing, and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to each exercise. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation and on pelvic stability forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

On each level of the certification series, you will gain skills and knowledge that you can immediately implement into your clinical practice. 


Flexible Training Options

Our training is flexible - you can spread it out to suit your schedule - as long as you complete all levels and your exams within two years from the start of your Matwork Level 1 course.

Select TBC for any course dates you are unsure of and book those in at a later date. 

A sample of movements covered across the APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Certification series.

This video demonstrates a series of movements from the APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Certification Series. The movements are categorised into a number of different areas including dynamic stabilisation, mobility, rotary stabilisation, and strength. By working through this series of exercises it allows us to analyse the body and understand the opportunities for improving our clients’ movement patterns and reducing pain and injury. 


Jacqueline Mcdougall - APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Intensive Series 

“I would highly recommend APPI clinical Pilates training. I found the course to be very comprehensive and now feel confident in utilising Pilates for my patients in a clinical and group setting”

Leah Howman - APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Intensive Series 

"Excellent course, fantastic presenters, both motivating and encouraging, can't wait to utilize my new skills and attend another of their courses, hopefully very soon!"

Jasmin Whillas - APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Intensive Series 

"A huge thanks again to you, Jen, Linda, Sophie, and the Kathryn's! I had an incredible 6 days and learnt so many new techniques to incorporate into my clinical practice. Although I think my abs are going to be sore for many days to come!"

Tamra McFarlane  - APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Intensive Series 

"Wealth of information to be gained from very professional and knowledgeable instructors. Theory and practical components that you can actually use to benefit patients immediately after the course".

Merren Petrass - APPI Clinical Pilates Matwork Intensive Series 

Excellent Pilates instructor training course! All the teachers were fantastic, very kind and so knowledgeable in Pilates. Not only did we cover the course but we were able to work on personal movement dysfunctions. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to do Pilates training! 

APPI Clinical Pilates teacher training is designed for physiotherapists, osteopaths, exercise physiologists, doctors, sports scientists, chiropractors, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, degree qualified myotherapists and students undertaking an allied health degree.


If you have NO healthcare background then our APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is ideal for you. The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach both matwork and reformer Pilates classes and one on one sessions for healthy population groups. Learn more >>