Q How long do I have to complete the course?
A The course will take approximately 12 months to complete. Should there be any difficulty in completing the course within this time frame, you will be required to write a letter of request for extension stating the reason why you would like that extension.
You will be required to finish your final test within 6 months of your Advanced Seminar. If you don’t feel ready to test by this stage, you will be required to take a set number of private sessions to work on components to help you better prepare for your final test.
It is advisable to set yourself a plan. Calculate the hours you can realistically achieve per week. Set yourself a goal as to when you will test for your Basic, Intermediate and then advanced Pilates system.
Q How long do I have for each test?
A BASIC TEST
Your Basic Pilates mat test will take 1/2 hour and must include pre Pilates and modifications for the beginner client.
Your Basic practical teaching test including mat and apparatus test will take 1hour. You will teach the full reformer basic repertoire with modifications where required and be asked to teach 1 to 2 exercises on the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel and small barrel.
You will be give ½ hour to complete your anatomy written test/quiz.
Your intermediate practical mat will take 45min.
Your Intermediate apparatus / system test will take 1 hour. You will teach the full Intermediate reformer and be asked to teach up to 3 exercises on the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel, small barrel, Spine Corrector and Pedi Pole. You will also be asked to teach the magic circle and arm weights.
You will be given ½ hour to complete your Intermediate anatomy written test/quiz. You will also be required to write an Intermediate program for a client with a specific Pathology, condition or goal.
Your Advanced Pilates mat test will take 1 hour.
Your Advanced apparatus / system test will take 1.5 hour. You will teach the full Advanced reformer and be asked to teach 2 exercises on the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel, small barrel, Spine Corrector and Pedi Pole.
You will be give ½ hour to complete your Advanced anatomy written test/ quiz. You will also be required to write an Advanced program for a client with a specific Pathology, condition or goal.
Q How do I prepare for my tests?
A You will need to know your repertoire and fully understand the method. Experience in teaching is paramount so we recommend getting your teaching skills early. As soon as you have the work in your own body, start teaching. Teach as many friends and other apprentices as often as possible. This will help you to feel more confident and comfortable when i comes time to test. And of course it will help you develop as an instructor.
Q What is required for my written tests?
A Your written test for the basic is made up of multiple choice and anatomy questions. You will be given specific reading material which will pertain to the level of your test paper i.e. basic, Intermediate or Advanced.
For your Intermediate and Advanced tests you will also be required to write a program for a client with pathology, specific condition or goal.
Q What is the passing score?
A You must receive a score of 75% or over to pass both written and practical tests.
Q What are my options if I can't take my exams at the Authentic Pilates Training Education Australia Centre?
A If you are unable to be in a certifying studio for your tests then we will make arrangements for a supervisor in your area to oversee the written part of your exam.
For your practical test we will need to see you actually teaching the system so you will be required to send a video of yourself teaching a client, colleague or other instructor. (OR this can be done via Skype as well if preferred).
The video should show you teaching the full repertoire on the mat and apparatus for the level you are undertaking at the time. For more information about distant learning and testing, please discuss this with your Teacher Trainer.
Q What happens if I don’t pass my test?
A If you do not pass your test, (either practical or written) you will be given some time to improve the necessary areas. Your second practical test will incur a fee of $150.
Q What does my fee include?
A Course fees include all course seminars, student Basic, Intermediate and Advanced manuals, and assessments, practical and tutorial support.
Q What are the extra costs that are involved?
A Private Pilates Studio sessions at a discounted student price of $70.
Duet and group student discount sessions at $40.
Assessment re-test fee of $150 (first assessment at no charge).
You will be eligible for a Student Membership with the Pilates Alliance Australasia www.pilates.org.au at a student rate.
You will need to purchase required texts and Anatomy and Physiology 1 which can be studied on line during the course via a nationally recognized training organization such as Nature Care.
If travelling from interstate or OS you will need to pay for your travel expenses including accommodation.
Q How do I get my Pilates Government Diploma?
- All Students certified in Authentic pilates Education teacher training program w=ill be eligible to bridge to the Government accredited Diploma of Polestar Studio and Rehabilitation Method (10521NAT)
- Certificate with Authentic Pilates
- First Aid Certificate
- Certificate of Anatomy and Physiology
Graduates can then enrol in the Diploma upgrade which includes online access to 12 academic units. A summary of these units can be attained by request. The units cover topics such as working within the health care and Pilates Industry, communicating and working effectively with clients, co-workers, older population and being able to refer to other health care professionals, managing a practice and maintaining a professional work environment.
It will also include online access to 3 extra units from the Polestar Diploma, such as Principles, Fitness Screening and Programming and Sequencing. Finishing with a one day face to face delivery of the final assessment of these units.
Q How do I enrol for the APEA teacher training course?
A Download, complete and sign:
1. Applications for the APEA Teacher Training Course
2. Enrolment agreement
3. APEA Code of Pratice
4. Payment form