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APPI Pilates Instructor Certification

$4495.00 inc. GST

APPI has proudly certified over 50,000 Pilates instructors worldwide

The APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is designed to ensure you have the support and guidance you need to become an outstanding, world-class Pilates instructor. This course will equip you with the skills and confidence to teach matwork and reformer Pilates in both a 1:1 setting and group classes.

Course highlights:

  • KX Pilates preferred training provider
  • AUSactive Fitness Pilates Instructor Accredited 
  • Internationally recognised Pilates certification 
  • Training delivered by allied health professionals/expert Pilates instructors 
  • No pre-requisites required - open to everyone
  • Over 20 years of experience as Pilates educators 
  • Learn the full repertoire of matwork and reformer Pilates 
  • Workshops on finding employment/opening your own studio
  • 100% industry ready upon completion of your certification exams

Course structure:

  • Course delivery designed to be flexible around your full time work/study!
  • Mixture of online via zoom and face to face weekends over 7 weekends
  • Fully face to face intensive in 3 weeks (Melbourne only) 
  • Hybrid weekends online & in person weekday intensive in 3 months (Sydney and Melbourne only)
  • Online weeknight evenings & in person weekday intensive in 3 months 
  • 100% online self-paced
  • Anatomy included in the course (not pre-recorded)

Get in touch with the team to discuss the perfect option for you! 

Course cost:
 

1) Upfront price $4495 (Usually $6395, SAVE $1900)

2) Payment plan price $4995 (2-part plan x $2497.50)

  • 2 payments of $2497.50
  • Payment 1 due on enrolment to secure one of the limited places
  • Payment 2 is due 6 weeks after your initial payment
  • We will contact you with instructions to make payment 2 
  • Use voucher code PICHYPE24 to pay your deposit today

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Course sessions


Location Address Dates
SA Online via zoom + Face to Face: Cadence Pilates Shop 28/832-840 Lower North East Road Dernancourt SA 5075 | Sat 12.30pm - 6pm & Sun 10am - 6pm Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 10 Nov 2024 18:00
WA Online via zoom + Face to Face: ProMotion Physio + Pilates 9 Leura Avenue Claremont WA 6010 | Sat 10am - 5.30pm & Sun 9am - 5.30pm Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 27 Oct 2024 17:30
NSW Hybrid: Online matwork weekends 9am - 5pm + Face to face reformer weekday intensive: Mode Pilates 1/3 Gurrigal St Mosman 8am - 4pm Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 30 Oct 2024 16:00
NSW Online via zoom + Face to Face: Strength & Pilates Physiotherapy Ground floor 103 Foveaux St Surry Hills NSW 2010 | 9am - 5pm Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 20 Oct 2024 17:00
VIC Hybrid: Online via zoom Weekends + Face to Face Intensive: Unite Health | 1/175 High Street Prahran VIC 3181 | 9am-5pm each day Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 06 Nov 2024 17:00
VIC Online via zoom + Face to Face: Unite Health - 1/175 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181 9am-5pm Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 08 Dec 2024 17:00
VIC Unite Health | 18 St Edmonds Road Prahran VIC 3181 | 9am-5pm each day Start date: 05 Aug 2024 09:00
End date: 22 Aug 2024 17:00
VIC Matwork weeknights online 5:30pm-8:30pm + face to face reformer intensive | Unite Health 1/175 High St Prahran 9am - 5pm Start date: 06 Aug 2024 09:00
End date: 16 Oct 2024 17:00
VIC Matwork weeknights online 5:30pm-8:30pm + face to face reformer weekends | Unite Health 1/175 High Street Prahran 9am - 5pm Start date: 06 Aug 2024 17:30
End date: 08 Dec 2024 17:00
NSW Matwork weeknights online 5:30pm-8:30pm + face to face reformer intensive | Mode Pilates 1/3 Gurrigal St Mosman 8am - 4pm Start date: 06 Aug 2024 17:30
End date: 30 Oct 2024 16:00
VIC Online via zoom + Face to Face: Unite Health - 1/175 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181 9am-5pm Start date: 17 Aug 2024 09:00
End date: 08 Dec 2024 17:00
NSW Hybrid: Online matwork weekends 9am - 5pm + Face to face reformer weekday intensive: Mode Pilates 1/3 Gurrigal St Mosman 8am - 4pm Start date: 17 Aug 2024 09:00
End date: 30 Oct 2024 16:00
QLD Online via zoom + Face to Face: Forge Pilates 249 Montague Road West End QLD 4101 | Sat 10am-5pm + Sun 9am-5pm Start date: 17 Aug 2024 09:00
End date: 23 Feb 2025 17:00
VIC Unite Health | 18 St Edmonds Road Prahran VIC 3181 | 9am-5pm each day Start date: 16 Sep 2024 09:00
End date: 03 Oct 2024 17:00
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The APPI Pilates Instructor Certification consists of 14 days of training plus your self-paced Certification Logbook hours (see more under the Certification & Exams tab).

 

We offer a range of delivery options for completing your course. Choose the learning style that suits you:

  • Mixture of online via zoom and face to face weekends over 7 weekends
  • Fully face to face intensive in 3 weeks (Melbourne only) 
  • Hybrid weekends online & in person weekday intensive in 3 months (Sydney and Melbourne only)
  • Online weeknight evenings & in person weekday intensive in 3 months 
  • 100% online self-paced

Attendance is required from 9am - 5pm each course day.

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES MELBOURNE 

July intensive: in-person (weekdays only) FULLY BOOKED

 

2nd July intensive: in-person (weekdays only) FULLY BOOOKED

 

Jul hybrid intake: online and in-person (weekends + weekdays)  FULLY BOOKED

 

2nd Jul hybrid intake: online and in-person (weekends + weekdays) 

Weekend 1: 20 - 21 Jul via zoom

Weekend 2: 3 - 4 Aug via zoom

Weekend 3: 7 - 8 Sep via zoom

Reformer intensive: Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov in-person

Reformer intensive: Mon 4 - Wed 6 Nov in-person

 

Jul intake: online and in-person (weekends only) FULLY BOOKED

 

2nd Jul intake: online and in-person (weekends only)

Weekend 1: 20 - 21 Jul via zoom

Weekend 2: 3 - 4 Aug via zoom

Weekend 3: 7 - 8 Sep via zoom

Weekend 4: 5 - 6 Oct in-person

Weekend 5: 26 - 27 Oct in-person

Weekend 6: 16 - 17 Nov in-person

Weekend 7: 7 - 8 Dec in-person

 

Aug intake: online and in-person (weekends only)

Weekend 1: 17 - 18 Aug via zoom

Weekend 2: 14 - 15 Sep via zoom

Weekend 3: Pre-recorded

Weekend 4: 5 - 6 Oct in-person

Weekend 5: 26 - 27 Oct in-person

Weekend 6: 16 - 17 Nov in-person

Weekend 7: 7 - 8 Dec in-person

 

Aug intake: online evenings and in-person (weeknights + weekdays)

Weeknight evenings online via zoom 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Day 1: Tue 6 + Thu 8 Aug via zoom

Day 2: Tue 13 + Thu 15 Aug via zoom

Day 3: Tue 20 + Thu 22 Aug via zoom

BREAK

Day 4: Tue 3 + Thu 5 Sep via zoom

Day 5: Tue 10  + Thu 12 Sep via zoom

Day 6: Tue 17 + Thu 19 Sep  via zoom

Reformer intensive weekdays 9am - 5pm

Week 1: Mon 7 - Fri 11 Oct in person

Week 2: Mon 14 - Wed 16 Oct in person

 

Aug intake: online evenings and in-person (weeknights + weekends)

Weeknight evenings online via zoom 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Day 1: Tue 6 + Thu 8 Aug via zoom

Day 2: Tue 13 + Thu 15 Aug via zoom

Day 3: Tue 20 + Thu 22 Aug via zoom

BREAK

Day 4: Tue 3 + Thu 5 Sep via zoom

Day 5: Tue 10 + Thu 12 Sep via zoom

Day 6: Tue 17 + Thu 19 Sep via zoom

Reformer weekends in-person 9am - 5pm 

Weekend 4: 5 - 6 Oct in-person

Weekend 5: 26 - 27 Oct in-person

Weekend 6: 16 - 17 Nov in-person

Weekend 7: 7 - 8 Dec in-person

 

Aug intensive: in-person (weekdays only)

Week 1: Mon 5 - Fri 9 Aug

Week 2: Mon 12 - Fri 16 Aug

Week 3: Mon 19 - Thu 22 Aug

 

Sep intensive: in-person (weekdays only)

Week 1: Mon 16 - Fri 20 Sep

Week 2: Mon 23 - Fri 27 Sep

Week 3: Mon 30 - Thu 3 Oct

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES SYDNEY

Jul intake: online and in-person (weekends only)

Weekend 1: 20 - 21 Jul via zoom

Weekend 2: 3 - 4 Aug via zoom

Weekend 3: Pre-recorded

Weekend 4: 17 - 18 Aug in-person

Weekend 5: 7 - 8 Sep in-person

Weekend 6: 28 - 29 Sep in-person

Weekend: 7: 19 - 20 Oct in-person

 

Jul hybrid intake: online and in-person (weekends + weekdays)

Weekend 1:  20 - 21 Jul via zoom

Weekend 2: 3 - 4 Aug via zoom

Weekend 3: 7 - 8 Sep via zoom

Reformer intensive 8am - 4pm

Week 1: Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct in person

Week 2: Mon 28 - Wed 30 Oct in person

 

Aug intake: online evenings and in-person (weeknights + weekdays)

Weeknight evenings online via zoom 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Day 1: Tue 6 + Thu 8 Aug via zoom

Day 2: Tue 13 + Thu 15 Aug via zoom

Day 3: Tue 20 + Thu 22 Aug via zoom

BREAK

Day 4: Tue 3 + Thu 5 Sep via zoom

Day 5: Tue 10  + Thu 12 Sep via zoom

Day 6: Tue 17 + Thu 19 Sep  via zoom

Reformer intensive weekdays 8am - 4pm

Week 1: Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct in person

Week 2: Mon 28 - Wed 30 Oct in person

 

Aug Hybrid intake: online and in-person (weekends + weekdays)

Weekend 1: 17 - 18 Aug via zoom

Weekend 2: 14 - 15 Sep via zoom

Weekend 3: 12 - 13 Oct via zoom

Reformer intensive 8am - 4pm

Week 1: Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct in person

Week 2: Mon 28 - Wed 30 Oct in person

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES ADELAIDE

Jul intake: online and in-person (weekends only)

Weekend 1: 20 - 21 Jul via zoom

Weekend 2: 3 - 4 Aug via zoom

Weekend 3: Pre-recorded 

Weekend 4: 24 - 25 Aug in-person

Weekend 5: 28 - 29 Sep in-person

Weekend 6: 19 - 20 Oct in-person

Weekend 7: 9 - 10 Nov in-person

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES BRISBANE

Aug intake: online and in-person (weekends only)

Weekend 1: 17 - 18 Aug via zoom

Weekend 2:  14 - 15 Sep via zoom

Weekend 3: 12 - 13 Oct via zoom

Weekend 4: 14 - 15 Dec in person

Weekend 5: 11 - 12 Jan in person

Weekend 6: 1 - 2 Feb in person

Weekend 7: 22 - 23 Feb in person

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES PERTH

Jul intake: online and in-person (weekends only)

Weekend 1: 20 - 21 Jul via zoom

Weekend 2: 3 - 4 Aug via zoom

Weekend 3: Pre-recorded

Weekend 4:  17 - 18 Aug in-person

Weekend 5: 14 - 15 Sep in-person

Weekend 6: 12 - 13 Oct in-person

Weekend 7: 26 - 27 Oct in-person

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES 100% ONLINE SELF-PACED

Pilates instructor Certification: 100% Online Self-paced

Complete Pilates Instructor Certification with our self-paced 100% online course.

 

Course cost:

1) Upfront price $4495 (Usually $6395, SAVE $1900)

2) Payment plan price $4995 (2-part plan x $2497.50)

  • 2 payments of $2497.50
  • Payment 1 due on enrolment to secure one of the limited places
  • Payment 2 is due 6 weeks after your initial payment
  • We will contact you with instructions to make payment 2 
  • Use voucher code PICHYPE24 to pay your deposit today
 

Unite Health is the sole provider of APPI Pilates instructor training in Australia and New Zealand.  APPI stands for The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and we have been educating people since 2000.

 

Our growing community consists of over 50,000 APPI Certified Pilates instructors around the world. Our training is internationally recognised in 21 countries and translated into 15 languages.

 

Our philosophy is to learn by doing -  learn the practical skills required to become an outstanding Pilates instructor on our face to face training.

 

We use the “Visible Body Anatomy & Physiology” App from the App store. The cost is $59.99 and is an essential resource to have while you are learning to become a Pilates instructor.

Anatomy is a crucial part of Pilates and you must put the time into this part of the course to get the most out of it. We refer back to this app a lot in the supplementary course manual.

 

Course Overview:

Over 14 days of face-to-face training in both matwork and reformer Pilates you will learn the anatomy and physiology required to become an outstanding Pilates instructor. Be guided by our Pilates teaching script, and be exposed to our unique surface anatomy practical workshops that bring anatomy to life.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the anatomy and physiology required to be a competent Pilates instructor 
  • Learn the full repertoire of reformer Pilates exercises from beginner to advanced levels
  • Learn APPI’s unique 5 stage model of program prescription
  • Learn the process of delivering 1:1 Pilates sessions
  • Learn how to provide innovative and energetic group classes (matwork & reformer Pilates)
  • Learn how to clinically reason your program planning

To become a fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor you will be required to complete certification exams at the completion of your teacher training. There are 2 components to the exam, practical and theory.  You will also be required to hand in your completed Pilates certification logbook at the time of your practical Pilates exam.  

 

Certification logbook

Your completed Pilates certification logbook is to be submitted on the day of your Pilates practical exam. Hours are:

  • 20 hours of observation (10 matwork / 10 reformer)
  • 40 hours of practice teaching (20 matwork / 20 reformer)
  • 60 hours of self-practice (30 matwork / 30 reformer)

 

 

Certification Exam 

Theory

An online multiple-choice exam that covers the following topics:

  • History of Pilates
  • History of APPI
  • Classification of APPI exercises
  • Name of APPI exercises
  • The relevant choice of an exercise for a given goal

 

Pilates practical exam

Design a 1 hour Pilates session for a client of your choice including APPI matwork and reformer Pilates exercises. You will be marked on:

  • Introduction – the meet and greet procedure and introduction to the mat and reformer
  • Session planning – does the session flow in a structured way and allow the client to achieve the goals set out in the case study
  • The teaching of the Pilates exercises – introducing the reasons behind the exercise to the client
  • Demonstrations
  • Cueing – verbal, tactile, visual imagery
  • Energy and motivation of the voice
  • Safety

Following on from the exam you will be required to demonstrate a range of exercises in both Pilates matwork and reformer to show your ability to perform the exercises to an acceptable level. This will include at least 4 exercises on the mat and 6 exercises on the reformer.

A 70% pass rate is required in both the theory and practical examinations.

We recommend completing your Pilates certification exam 3-6 months following your attendance at the course. 

 

Hear what some of our recent Pilates course graduates have to say about the APPI Pilates Instructor Certification

Mia tells us about her APPI experience from Sarah Todd on Vimeo.

 

Course feedback

"Pilates teacher training was just fantastic! My physio and Pilates teacher recommend APPI Pilates teacher training as the best in the industry" - Darren Chandler 

"I felt supported from the first phone call, the team at Unite Health is so professional. The course exceeded my expectations and I loved that it was delivered face to face" - Sonia Digglio 

"Every single part of the Pilates teacher training was great but above all having Phoebe Cole as our instructor was my favourite part.  She is the most inspirational teacher I have had in my life" - Aleksandra Korpal 

"The APPI Pilates Instructor course 100% exceeded my expectations.  I did not think I would learn so much content so quickly and easily.  I loved the way each day was set out with a morning Pilates class then theory followed by practical Pilates exercises.  I can not recommend this course enough" - Rhianna Lewis 

 

"The APPI Pilates teacher training course exceeded my expectations.  I gained new knowledge that I felt I could apply straight away.  Being surrounded by such knowledgeable people was really inspiring". - Maddi Tangey 

 

"I loved every aspect of the Pilates course.  The Pilates trainers, in particular, were phenomenal". - Kelicia O'Brien 

 

"I loved the positive, supportive environment on the training.  The Pilates instructors were amazing" - Morgan Reed 

 

Amazing!! Real, practical, approachable, inspiring. - Trudi Bakinen

 

How do you become a certified Pilates instructor?

To become a fully certified Pilates instructor you must complete all course hours, logbook requirements and your certification exams. Your Pilates certification logbook hours include:

20 hours of observation (10 matwork / 10 reformer)
40 hours of practice teaching (20 matwork / 20 reformer)
60 hours of self-practice (30 matwork / 30 reformer)


How long does it take to become a certified Pilates instructor?

It can take anywhere from 3 - 9 months to become a fully certified Pilates instructor.

Unite Health offers Pilates certification in weekend modules delivered over 6 months or intensive training delivered over 3 weeks.


What does my Pilates certification mean?

Once you are a fully certified instructor you will be able to gain insurance to start teaching Pilates in studios and fitness centers. 


Do I need to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates to become a Pilates instructor?

To become a Pilates instructor you are not required to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates in order to teach. APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is internationally recognised and will equip you with all the skills, knowledge and confidence required to gain employment as a Pilates instructor.

As of the 1st April 2019, Pilates instructors are no longer able to offer health insurance rebates to their clients.


Do I need anatomy knowledge prior to attending this course?

No prior anatomy or physiology knowledge is required to complete this course. Anatomy and physiology relevant to Pilates will be covered in-depth on the course.


How long do I have to complete my exams?

From the time you commence your training, you have up to two years to complete your logbook and certification exams. We recommend booking in your exam within 3 months of completing your Pilates Instructor course. 

 

How much money can you make as a Pilates instructor?

In Australia, Pilates instructors can make anywhere from $35 - $100+ depending on your place of employment and if you decide to set up your own Pilates business.  

 

Why choose APPI Pilates over other Pilates providers? 

APPI is an international education institute which means you can take your Pilates certification anywhere in the globe.   As APPI courses are designed by physiotherapists anatomy and alignment are key focuses in our teacher training.   

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