The following terms and conditions apply to all Studio Pilates courses. By enrolling in a Studio Pilates course, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
Please be aware that these terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.
In light of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19), your safety at Studio Pilates courses is our priority. At Studio Pilates International, we are regularly monitoring the Federal Government’s updates on the coronavirus and we are following the guidance of the Department of Health. While Studio Pilates International courses continue to operate as per normal, we have established a coronavirus management plan based on advice by the Australian Government’s Department of Health to ensure that you are able to safely attend the courses.
In the rare case where a course is postponed due to a state or federal government prohibiting Studio Pilates from running training due to COVID restrictions), we do not offer refunds, however we will always offer to reschedule your course date for no fee or to keep your course credit on file for future use.
To view our full COVID-19 management plan, please click here.
Studio Pilates’ course materials and the Studio Pilates brand is copyright and protected by intellectual property law. Please note that by enrolling in a Studio Pilates course, you do not own the rights to any of Studio Pilates’ content and agree to not copy, distribute or share Studio Pilates’ intellectual property.
If enrolling in a course with online pre-course study, it is mandatory that you complete all of the study in full prior to attending the face to face component of the course. If you have not completed this study in full, you may be asked to reschedule your course dates at your own cost. Please refer to the course reschedules section for more information.
Without exception, Studio Pilates does not offer refunds for change of mind or circumstances. You are also unable to transfer your course to another person or another course.
If you decide to cancel your course due to change of mind or circumstance, you can –
For all courses (except the Platinum Course), your course registration is valid for 24 months from the date of enrolment. After which point, your course expires and you will need to re-enrol in the training to book into new practical training dates.
For information on how long you have to complete the Platinum Course, please refer to the section below called “Additional Terms Related to the Platinum Course Only”
When you log into your MyPortal, you will see your course dates listed right at the top of your screen. You will have a spot secured in these dates, so you will be expected to attend these specific dates. But in an emergency, if you can’t make your course dates, you can reschedule your course up to two (2) times, however there are fees to do this.
See below for flat rate reschedule fees –
If wanting to reschedule into an earlier course date at any time
Pay nothing to reschedule into an earlier course (assuming there are spots still available in the course).
Additional reschedule terms
If rescheduling your course, please note that our system does not allow you to leave your dates To Be Confirmed. Upon rescheduling, you will need to choose another course date to enrol into. If you are not sure which course date will work best for you, we recommend rescheduling to the latest course date available and then bring your dates earlier as needed (there is no charge to bring your course date earlier). It is your responsibility to manage your own course reschedules online.
Please note that you are able to reschedule your course, however our courses may be updated with new content. Subsequently this may incur additional costs to upgrade to the new course material (this may include access to updated online course content and/or a new course manual).
Please be aware that the times on the website are a rough guide only as we work around the host location’s group fitness timetable and these are subject to change. We will contact you a few weeks prior to your course date to confirm the location and times, please allow from 8am-7pm each day until we confirm these with you.
Just so you know, you cannot miss any day of the course or arrive later/leave earlier as there is a lot of content to cover and we want to make sure you get the most out of the course and become an amazing and confident instructor!
Unfortunately you are not able to miss any day of the course or arrive later/leave earlier as there is a lot of content to cover and we want to make sure you get the most out of the course and become an amazing and confident instructor! If you need to miss any part of a course, we recommend rescheduling your course to the next available course date. Please refer to the Course Reschedules section above.
To participate in the face to face component of all courses you must be able to physically complete a minimum of 3/4 of the course repertoire. If you are unsure if you are able to perform any of the repertoire due to injury or pregnancy please call 0422 023 222 and we can advise you of your options.
All Studio Pilates International courses involve both theory and practical examinations throughout the course. Both theory and practical exams must be passed in order to receive certification; this ensures we maintain the highest standard of instructors possible. Obviously, our aim is to help you as much as possible to be the best you can be. At the end of each course, there will be a practical exam. If you are going well but are just not quite ready to teach yet at the end of the course that’s okay – you can go home and practice and submit a video of yourself teaching for us to review once you feel confident. There is a fee of $100, and must be done within 90 days of your course date.
It is uncommon for this to happen, but if you fail the theory and practical exams and need a lot more study and practice, you will be required to resit the next available course and this will incur a resit fee. See below for fees for each course. We want you to succeed and are with you all the way. Prior to any course, reading the required materials and watching and doing the online home workout videos will help you to come into the course as well prepared as possible. Please follow the automated email prompts you will receive that will guide you through your pre-study materials.
If you are not confident to instruct at the end of your course, you may be asked to complete a video submission. In this scenario, you can go home and practise your instructing and then submit a video of your instructing for $100. In rare cares, if you need more practice and technical knowledge, you may need to resit the whole course again.
Time Frame for Video Submissions
You have three (3) months to complete your video submission. If you fail to complete the submission within this timeframe, you will need to resit the course (paying the course resit price below) and pass the assessment in order to gain your certificate.
Video Submission Attempts
Any student required to submit a video will have the opportunity to complete 2x video submissions for each course. If Studio Pilates is unable to mark you as competent across the assessment criteria after two attempts, you will need to resit the course in full (paying the resit price below) and pass the assessment on the last day of training to gain your certificate.
Resitting the Course
See below for resit prices based on course –
If you are completing a course fully online via Zoom, you must meet some basic requirements. Please click here for more information.
Upon completion of each course and passing the required examinations, you will be certified to teach the exercises learned in that course.
To date, Studio Pilates International has neither recommended nor dissuaded its graduates from seeking additional certification beyond their Studio Pilates certification – a certification that is highly regarded within the health and fitness fields. Studio Pilates stands behind its training and certification programs as the highest calibre and most comprehensive of its kind in the industry. To achieve Studio Pilates certification, students must receive a minimum score of 80% (practical and written) in order to pass. Pass marks in both the practical and theory sections must be met in order to achieve certification.
As it stands at the moment, there is no need to be accredited with anyone other than Studio Pilates, and there are so many “accrediting bodies” such as APMA, Pilates Alliance, PMA etc. The main reason behind accreditation is for insurance purposes which you can receive after completing our courses. Studio Pilates will continue to evaluate the various accreditation processes and to monitor the evolving needs and demands of consumers and the professional fitness industry.
For information regarding Pilates instructor insurance, please click here.
Studio Pilates is committed to the safety of its students and clients and has a duty of care to provide a safe learning environment. Students have a reciprocal duty of care for their own safety and the safety of their fellow students and any clients that they interact with throughout their training. To that end, Studio Pilates recognises that persons under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol can have an impact upon the health, safety and decision making capability of students.
If it is suspected that a student is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, the student will be asked to leave the course for the safety of other students.
All Studio Pilates courses involve an online learning component. As such, students must have access to a computer, phone or tablet to perform online study.
We recommend completing the online tests on a computer (for ease of seeing the questions), but these can be completed on a phone or tablet if you choose. Some test question types (such as questions where you match two items by dragging and dropping) may work better on computers with a mouse. We do not recommend using touch screens or computer “pens” to complete the exams.
If you are having issues completing the online exams due to your specific computer type, Studio Pilates is able to send you these exams in a different format.
Most of Studio Pilates’ courses contain a comprehensive Online Training Centre which is used to learn online content prior to a face to face course. When you enrol in a course, you receive ongoing access to this Online Training Centre until a major update occurs.
When a major update to an Online Training Centre occurs, you would have the option to upgrade to the revised resources for a small fee to maintain access. Please note that while Studio Pilates constantly updates small details on the Online Training Centres, you would only be required to upgrade your access when major changes are made. If you chose not to upgrade at this time, your Online Training Centre access would be revoked. However you would have the option to upgrade in the future at any point.
Throughout the face to face course, you will be practising your instructing on real human bodies. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, there are some physical prerequisites which are required. You must –
To participate in the face to face component of all courses, you must be able to physically complete a minimum of 3/4 of the course repertoire. For this reason, we advise pregnant women only complete the face to face components of the courses up until 14 weeks of pregnancy. After this time, most pregnant women are not able to perform a significant portion of the course repertoire.
Please note that this timeline may vary slight from course to course depending on the exercises contained in the course. If you are unsure if you are able to participate in a specific course due to pregnancy, please call 0422 023 222 and we can advise you of your options.
If you experience any complications during your pregnancy, you should be guided by your health professional.
To participate in the face to face component of all courses, you must be able to physically complete a minimum of 3/4 of the course repertoire. For this reason, we advise post-natal women to wait at least 6 weeks post birth before participating in the face to face components of the courses.
If you experience any complications from your pregnancy such as abdominal separation (Rectus Diastasis) or Pelvic Floor issues, you may need to wait longer than this and be guided by your health professional.
For breastfeeding mothers attending face to face courses, please note that you are not able to bring your baby into the course. However you can express during the course or meet your baby outside for feeding. Breaks for the course occur at set times and any feeding or expressing will need to occur during these set breaks. Unfortunately there are no specific facilities for feeding, expressing or storing milk at the course venues.
To participate in the face to face component of all courses, you must be able to physically complete a minimum of 3/4 of the course repertoire. You should always be guided by your health professional regarding your ability to perform exercise. If you are unsure if you are able to perform any of the repertoire due to injury, please call 0422 023 222 and we can advise you of your options.
The following are some useful tips when preparing for a course with learning difficulties –
The following are some useful tips if English is your second language –
Resitting the Course
See below for resit prices based on course –
Please note that the Platinum Course has extra Terms and Conditions in addition to the terms mentioned above and other fees may be involved with this course.
If you do not pass any of your online exams, that is totally fine. Simply go back and revise the course content again and then resit the exam when you feel ready. There are no fees to resit online exams.
Platinum Course Practical Assessment
If you cannot be marked as competent in your Platinum assessment at the end of the course, one of the following options will be given to you –
Which option you are given will depend on which criteria you are not yet competent at. You are not able to select which of these options you would prefer to complete.
Mentoring Practical Assessment
You receive 6 mentoring shifts as a part of your course enrolment. If you cannot be marked as competent at the end of the 6 mentoring shifts included with your course, you can purchase additional mentoring shifts at a rate of AUD$50/shift.
You are able to reschedule your course date to a different city. Always ensure that you double check your course selection and city when rescheduling online. Please note that there may not be a future course date scheduled in your city and you may need to travel to another city to complete the course if you decide you are not able to complete the original dates that you enrolled in. Alternatively, you can wait until the next course date in your city.
First Aid Certificate
If you go on to gain employment at a Studio Pilates studio, you may be required to obtain a first aid certificate depending on the requirements of your employer.
Please note that completing the Platinum Course does not guarantee a job, but it sets you up with the skills to be able to apply for instructing positions across the Studio Pilates network. It is extremely rare that any graduates of the Platinum Course do not go on to find employment at a Studio Pilates studio.
How the Membership Works
Receiving Access To Your Online Resources
By signing up to the program, you acknowledge that you have completed both of these courses.
No Lock in Contracts
Cancel at any time by calling 0488 014 618 or 0488 014 618. Once you have cancelled your contract, you will not be able to access the online content.
Automatic Contract Renewal
Your contract duration is 12 months at which time it will automatically renew unless you advise otherwise. Please note that until you notify Studio Pilates of your wish to cancel, payments will continue quarterly.