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The Matwork Pro


Become a Pilates Matwork professional with one comprehensive qualification – online. It’s the heart of the Method: learn how to apply the Matwork with Small Apparatus to create functional, feel-good movement experiences for groups.

Course Structure

Work through your Learning Management System (LMS) modules: course content and online resources at your own pace. The LMS guides your learner journey with a combination of activities, interactive applications, and video demonstration so you can immerse yourself in the coursework. Online assessments are intuitively timed to consolidate and evidence your progress in each subject area.

Digital Work Placement elevates the practical context of your Coursework with on-the-job learning: online. Watch, practice and explore the Method in the Digital Studio, and put it all into action with teaching practise.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Pilates Method Fundamentals: history, principles, anatomy and physiology, and biomechanics
  • Matwork Repertoire
  • Small Apparatus Repertoire for: Fitball, Foam Roller, Weights and Poles, Magic Circle (Pilates Circle), and Theraband
  • Group class programming: The Pilates International Categorisation™ (PIC) System
  • Teaching Communications
  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • NAT10838001: Apply Pilates Method fundamentals to induction and instruction of Pilates.
  • HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety.
  • NAT10838002: Plan and instruct a Pilates Matwork class from introductory to basic level.
  • NAT01838003: Plan and instruct a progressive Pilates Matwork class.
  • NAT10838004: Plan and instruct an intermediate Pilates Matwork class.
  • NAT10838005: Instruct the Pilates Studio basic to intermediate small apparatus repertoire.

Career Opportunities

On completion you will be ready to teach Pilates Matwork, using small apparatus, in a group class setting for all levels: Introductory to Basic, Progressive, and Intermediate. Strategic inclusion of Small Apparatus – also known as Small Props – can elevate your program, scale the repertoire (accessibility) and boost the overall creative-fun factor of Matwork classes. You will learn how to intelligently incorporate: the Fitball, Magic Circle (Pilates Circle), TheraBand, Foam Roller, Toning Balls/Hand-Weights, and Dowel Pole.

These skills are a valuable addition to any existing movement or health-based qualification and professionals, including but not limited to: Physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals, Personal Trainers (PT), Exercise Physiologists, Yoga Teachers.

With this course you can work in almost any setting:

  • Pilates Studios.
  • Gyms.
  • Outdoor fitness.
  • Mobile arrangements.
  • Wellness sector: tourism, resorts, health retreats, holistic centres.
  • Health sector: in Clinic alongside other Allied Health or providers.
  • Corporate events/classes.

Our online Courses are “buildable”, so you can add-on a Reformer, and then Studio Pathway at any time to grow your career with Pilates.

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