Becoming a qualified Pilates teacher is one of the biggest investments financially, mentally and physically that you will undertake in your Pilates career. Our Studio welcomes students completing Pilates training through all Australian Government RTO courses recognised by the Pilates Association Australia.
Why do we only work with RTO course students? As the Pilates industry is not regulated, there are many Pilates teacher training courses available. Whilst it may be tempting to gain a certification over a weekend and at less financial investment, in the end you will not come away with a Nationally Recognised Certification or the skills that are required to work with clients in a safe and knowledge based setting. We suggest consulting with the Pilates Association Australia for a list of current Government RTO Pilates Teacher Training courses and affiliated courses.
Why do we value mentoring student teachers? When completing my Pilates teacher training the struggle to find a mentor that was local to me in the regions was real. Becoming a qualified mentor with Polestar education was a chance to give other regional students access to support, whilst completing industry recognised Pilates certifications. Our Studio is so very proud to be able to facilitate student teacher learning with guidance in a knowledgeable, fully equipped and safe space.
WHAT WE OFFER
The following is to provide you with general information regarding what our Studio can offer students, and what will be required by you during your study time with is. Learning is an autonomous process. It is expected that you will organise and drive your learning. Our qualified teachers are here to facilitate your learning by providing feedback, a space for you to teach and observe and classes for you to attend for self mastery.
Our Studio sessions have set days and times. They are semi private (1.3 or 1.4) All studio equipment and mat. We also work in a private 1.1 Studio setting. Students should contact the Studio directly at least 1 week prior in order to organize your preferred day and time.
Important: Students undertaking observation, self mastery and apprentice teaching will need to either, undertake paid mentoring sessions with us, which can be 1.1 or shared by 2 students at a time, or if places are available, book into 1 paid class a week per term.
Mentoring: The cost for mentoring with Simmone is $150 (inc gst) per hour. Bookings are essential. We suggest that you be highly organised to gain the most from your hour session as this is not a private lesson, this is time for you to work on your skills as a teacher in preparation for your examinations.
Study Groups: These groups are run over 3 hours and can be shared with a maximum of 6 students. Cost is $150 (inc gst) per hour, which is divided between participants. Students will gain 3 hours in their log books along with achieved mentor sign offs.
Observation time for required logbook hours: We encourage you to observe a selection of each kind of session. There is no cost involved for these hours, however, you are required to undertake either paid mentoring sessions with us, which can be 1.1 or shared by 2 students at a time, or if available, book into 1 paid class a week per a 10 week term.
Assistant teaching for required logbook hours: Have at least 2 to 3 movements that you wish to practice, giving the instructor at least 1 week notice of which movements you wish to teach so they can be worked into a session program. We encourage you to be organized and comfortable with the movements you are wanting to teach. There is no cost involved for these hours, however, you are required to undertake either paid mentoring sessions with us, which can be 1.1 or shared by 2 students at a time, or if available, book into 1 paid class a week per a 10 week term.
Self- mastery for required logbook hours: The cost is as per the set session rate provided there is availability. Otherwise these can be undertaken during a 1.1 or shared mentoring session.
You will be inducted into the Studio at commencement and supplied with a copy of our WH&S policy and procedure along with a copy of our operations manual all of which will require your signature before commencement.