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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILATES ITC - BLENDED DELIVERY - AND PILATES ITC ONLINE COURSES?

Pilates ITC Education and Pilates ITC Online (hello!) offer the same Courses and Pathways. The content, modules, resources (LMS), and professional outcomes (qualifications) are identical. The only difference is HOW they are delivered.

Pilates ITC Online is a wholly online learning experience. Ideal for Students who prefer a self-directed learning experience and independent progression.

Pilates ITC Education is the traditional model of “blended delivery” combining online resources (LMS) with a significant in-Studio, practical learning component: aka compulsory in-person contact sessions. This mode is ideal for students who prefer hands-on, collaborative learning environments and peer-to-peer connections. You can learn more about these courses over at the Pilates ITC website.

For optimal learning outcomes, all Pilates ITC Students are expected to have access to the following as minimum:

  • A PC or Desktop Computer (preferred).
  • Tablet or other mobile device (secondary).
  • Software: Word Processor (as minimum).
  • Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox (preferred browsers).
  • Internet connectivity:
    • Good: 2Mbps. Better: 4Mbps. Best: 10Mbps+.
    • Anything less than what has been prescribed will adversely affect quality in viewing and interaction with the LMS Software.

To ensure you have a great study experience, we also recommend having a pair of headphones or a head set so you can listen to video, audio content and participate in online events/sessions where necessary.

You can learn more about apparatus expectations below.

It is possible to transfer from an Online Course/Pathway to the corresponding in a blended delivery Pilates ITC Education intake (Australia only). Of course, availability in your State or Territory permitting. Online Students have a two-week cooling-off period during which you can change over to a Pilates ITC Education Course without charge. Outside of this period, any transfer will incur an administrative fee and an adjusted Course fee balance, according to variation. For more information on this, contact Student Admin direct at: administration@pilatesitc.edu.au.

The flip side of this question: can a Pilates ITC Education Student change over to Pilates ITC Online mode?

Short answer:
No.

Long answer:
If extenuating circumstances apply, this may be negotiated with Student Admin and approved by Pilates ITC CEOs. However, this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Each Course and Pathway has a recommended study duration, and maximum time allowance (deadline). LMS access will expire on the study deadline unless an extension has been arranged with Student Admin. These Courses are self-paced, so you can sprint ahead or take your time – it’s up to you.

The breakdown on Course/Pathway duration is an indication only but deadlines are fixed:

Matwork + Small Apps: 4 months duration. 12 month deadline.
Reformer + Small Apps: 4 months duration. 12 month deadline.
Matwork and Reformer + Small Apps: 7 months duration. 18 month deadline.
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction: 10 months duration. 24 month deadline.

If your Course or Pathway is apparatus-based, it is essential to have convenient and regular access to the relevant apparatus for that portion of your studies. Preferably you will have the apparatus at home – but any alternative access arrangement, with a Pilates Studio for example, is your responsibility to manage for the duration of your Course.

Apparatus-based Courses and Pathways require the following:

Diploma of Professional Pilates: small apps, Reformer, Cadillac, Barrels (High Barrel, Baby Arc, Spine Corrector), Wunda Chair, Ped-a-pul.
Matwork and Reformer: small apps, Reformer.
Reformer: small apps, Reformer.
Matwork: small apps – foam roller, Theraband, Magic Circle, dowel pole, hand weights/ankle weights.

Yes!

If you have completed accredited formalised Pilates Training or hold compatible movement/fitness/science qualifications you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. This is a formal process and must be initiated before you enrol in any Course or Pathway. Contact Student Admin directly on administration@pilatesitc.edu.au to talk RPL!

Online Students are rich with options when it comes to how you complete Work Placement (Observation and Teaching Practise. + Self-Directed Learning: Self-Mastery). It comes down to how you learn best, time and access.

You can go full digital via the Pilates ITC Digital Studio, and practise teaching from home – OR go to a real-live Studio for any combination WP activities where available to you, including:

  • Practise teaching in a Studio environment.
  • Do some Co-Instruction in a Studio.
  • Observe classes in a Studio.
  • OR, register for a Pilates ITC Education Teaching Clinic to workshop your teaching skills with other Students. ( Australia only – add on any time!)

Create a WP arrangement that works for you! (There’s more on this in your Course/Pathway Outline when you’re enrolled.)

The Learning Management System (LMS) is your go-to resource for your studies, supported by downloadable/printable Repertoire Manuals and an e-book of Return to Life Through Contrology. All other supporting documents, including WP and SM Log Sheets, or any other forms are downloadable/printable and some are writable PDFs, and all available here in the LMS.

All Online Students – in Australia and overseas – will receive a Pilates ITC Online Student T-shirt, and hardcopy Repertoire Manuals.

You also receive FREE access to the Complete Anatomy App! This is a game changer when it comes to learning about the body and how it moves in space. This 3D Interactive Digital App is the most current and functional anatomy and physiology software available anywhere in the world. It’s also easy and fun to use – and yours FREE for the duration of your course.

Our team is on hand via DM, email or phone to ensure your learning experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If you are struggling to understand any part of the coursework, you can also organise a private tutorial via Zoom or in person where available (at extra charge) with a Pilates ITC Educator to support your learning of this subject area or skill.

You also have access to the Pilates ITC Student Forum on Facebook: a closed group and community where students and graduates bounce ideas off each other, create study groups and more. Our team also posts interesting additional reading, videos and articles to support your learning as well as job opportunities!

The Assessment Structure for Pilates ITC Courses and Pathways includes online assessments and digital practical assessment(s).

Online Assessments via the LMS
You will encounter online quizzes, short- and long answer/essay-style assessments intuitively timed to test your competency as you progress through each subject area.

Digital Practical Assessment
You are required to record and submit short videos demonstrating you can safely and effectively deliver a portion of a program at a specific level. Students will complete a Practical Assessment for each subject area: Matwork, Reformer, Studio – according to your Course/Pathway.

“Accredited training” is the term applied to Australian government audited and approved training that leads to a formal qualification such as a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma. These qualifications are recognised across Australia in line with standards and assessment guidelines outlined in national training packages and across sectors.

You can be confident that an accredited Course has been developed in accordance with nationally defined requirements, is constantly reviewed and must pass quality assurance tests and has consistent compliance checks in place. Any organisation delivering government accredited training also has had to maintain quality assurance in all aspects of the delivery of the course.

Accredited Courses can only be delivered by RTOs (Registered Training Organisation). Pilates ITC’s RTO Number is: 52583.