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Pilates Instructors

Pilates instructors direct, instruct, and guide groups in human movement exercises that do not require equipment.

Where You Might Work

Pilates instructors can expect to work in gyms and Pilates studios. Some instructors with a wealth of knowledge and multiple years of experience may be hired out during days to instruct sessions in professional/amateur sporting clubs or allied health facilities.

Key Responsibilities

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

Pilates instructing requires different skills to succeed in the role. These attributes could include: 

Salary: the hourly salary of a Pilates Instructor ranges between $25 and $70, according to


The education pathways listed encompass the most common entry-level courses that can be undergone to become a Pilates instructor.

Course/sPotential Career OutcomesFurther QualificationsDuration and/or Number of Units
Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) Equips job seekers and students with the basic skills required to instruct different forms of exercise.n/a

6 months 

15 units recognised by the Australian Qualification Framework

Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10838NAT)Allows jobseekers and students to become a Pilates instructor for healthy to low-risk clients in a broad range of contexts that are varied and non-routine.n/an/a


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