Polestar Pilates Australia teaches government accredited coures using the Australian Quality Framework of competency based training.
The Polestar curriculum, designed by physical therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist Brent Anderson, is based on a scientific foundation of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and motor control, and integrates scientific research findings in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and movement science.
Our teaching method is interactive, helping you assess the whole person - physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. The educational approach incorporates:
Click here for our Course Progression Chart
The Polestar curriculum is divided into Comprehensive and Fitness groups.
Comprehensive courses with full certifications in either Studio or Rehabiliation or the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 91492(NSW)
Polestar Pilates Comprehensive programs provide in-depth instruction in Pilates principles, techniques and practice, using the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Mat and small props.
Fitness courses with full certificaitons in either Matwork or Comprehensive Reformer
Polestar Pilates fitness programs provide instruction in Pilates principles, techniques and practice with emphasis on group dynamics for Certificate IV in Matwork 91491(NSW) or Comprehensive Reformer.
Minimum requirements for entry into this course are:
Attainment of HSC or equivalent
30 hours of personal Pilates practice - either private or group classes (to be completed preferably with a Polestar certified practitioner prior to course commencement)
Successfully completed HLTAP301A - Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context (or equivalent) attained through a recognised complementary health care college or RTO. This equates to one semester of basic anatomy/physiology or equivalent.
This course does not contain limitations on access and equity, however it reserves the right to refuse an application if there is reasonable evidence to suggest that the applicant is physically incapable of carrying out the necessary requirements of Pilates training practice
As part of the training students will be required to purchase the following course textbooks (additional to course fees):
CERTIFICATE IV MATWORK & COMPREHENSIVE REFORMER
DIPLOMA PROFESSIONAL PILATES
[Polestar has copies of these books, which can be ordered through our head office in Sydney.]
Students will be required to complete practice hours (self-mastery), which are in addition to course fees. Polestar have a national network of Australian mentors that can offer assistance with practice and teaching hours. Please contact Polestar for a list of names and locations. Further information will be given out on the first day of the course. Go to our mentoring webpage.