10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer

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Australia’s ONLY fully online, fully comprehensive Pilates course

We have taken our training 100% online

All our content is available online

You’ll have an extensive video exercise library, over 100 hours of high quality video lectures, as well as tutorials and discussions available to you the day you enrol.

All with 24/7 access.

Live online lectures & tutorials

All our classes are now delivered remotely using our fully interactive audio and video enabled learning system.

You’ll be able to ask questions, get feedback on your technique, and practice teaching with your classmates. All in real time.

Instant messaging with your course group and trainer

We use Slack, which is an incredibly full-featured remote workplace communication platform that lets you message individual students, your trainer, or your whole group from your laptop, phone or tablet. You can also share files, videos and links. And it’s searchable.

Peer-to-peer video calls

In-between course sessions you can connect directly with your classmates for a video Pilates practice session on your laptop or desktop computer.

Give and receive feedback on your technique, and practice teaching. You can even do a multi-person call and practice teaching a group.

Dedicated student success coach

All this technology may sound a bit intimidating, but don’t worry, you’ll have a dedicated student success coach to help you through any problems or challenges.

Your coach will jump on a call with you and sort out any issues, as well as helping you set goals and stay disciplined with your study.

High quality video and audio

We use professional audio and video production so you can see and hear everything easily.

The audio and video quality are so good that you won’t notice them; you’ll be so absorbed in the learning!

A Career That Sits Well With Who You Are

  • Pilates makes you happy, and you want to share that with others
  • You love that it makes you slow down. It’s not just physical
  • You are drawn to helping others
  • You’re goal-oriented and want to be the best you can be
  • You’re fascinated by how the body works and you want to learn more but you don’t want to get bogged down in terminology
  • You want to branch out and challenge yourself
  • You are a classic over-achiever, a bit of a perfectionist; you don’t believe in doing things half-assed
  • Possibly the kind of person who makes colour-coded, marked folder notes 🙂
  • You’ve been wondering what’s next for you

Certification IV Pilates Courses Australia

When you are considering obtaining pilates certification, it is important to choose from only those pilates certification courses that are properly accredited.

Accreditation is an important concept in higher education. In a nutshell, it means that an independent authority (usually a national government, sometimes a state government, and more rarely a private organisation that is internationally respected as a legitimate accreditation body) has vouched for the quality of education and training provided by the course.

That can make a huge amount of difference to how employers and academic bodies view an individual’s credentials. Without proper accreditation, nobody can be really certain that you are trained to the highest standards of professionalism.

Pilates Certification

Breathe Education is the most reputable “become a pilates instructor” college in Melbourne that provides nationally accredited training in pilates certifications.

Pilates Certification Courses

Offering study at Certificate IV level and Diploma level, the courses at Breathe Education are genuinely impressive. They use a combination of online learning and practical classroom workshops where you can get a real hands-on education. In this way, you can study at your own pace and also ensure that you get a really in-depth learning opportunity.

Of course none of this should give you the impression that the courses are ridiculously easy or that you won’t have to work hard to get your qualification. These are serious courses designed for those who are sincerely interested in working as certified pilates instructors or clinical therapists, so it is important to ensure students are properly prepared to work in such an important and responsible role and we are certain that this is possible with courses like our Diploma of Clinical Pilates.

Breathe Education requires students to be fully committed to the goal of passing their courses honestly and with integrity, as indeed any reputable institution of higher learning would require. In fact, this issue is not just about you, but also the well-being of people who would come to you as a client in the future for coaching, advice, or therapy.

There is a responsibility to attempt to ensure that students who graduate in health and fitness related courses will uphold the highest levels of ethics and accountability. The principle of “do no harm” is very important.

As a student in these subjects, you will learn a range of important skills that you will later be able to apply in your career. Everything you learn will be genuinely useful. At the most fundamental level, this includes a comprehensive study in theory and practice of pilates methodology.

You will also learn how to design pilates programs for your clients based on analysis you would perform in situ, and you will learn how to design programs for both individuals and groups. Beyond that, you will learn important teaching skills and you will study matters of law, safety, and ethics.

As you can see, these courses are genuinely challenging and interesting, and ultimately will lead you towards a rewarding career.
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Here’s What Our Graduates Have To So Say

“l got the most out of this course that l have ever gotten out of any course”

Leanne ChapmanPilates Studio Owner, Melbourne

“The best, craziest life decision I’ve ever made!”

Cat WebbStudio owner, Good Times Pilates

“This course has made me a better teacher on so many levels.”

Belinda SurvillaStudio manager, Pilates & Co

“My journey with Breathe Education has been such a positive addition on my life in many areas”

Briannan BondiPerth, WA

“The depth of content provided is absolutely invaluable, the teachers are incredible and the learning environment is so supportive.”

Katie IrelandGold Coast, QLD

“This entire experience is something incredibly special. Cloe's encouragement and support has helped me find my voice.”

Georgina BeattieSydney, NSW

“What a beautiful course. It has exceeded my expectations and I am feeling confident and happy going into the industry. ”

Marni DeningGold Coast, QLD

“I feel much more confident and equipped to teach! Cloe has supported and nurtured me to want to go out and teach.”

Katarina MoricSydney, NSW

“This was the absolute best decision I have made. I look forward to my future and promoting Breathe to whoever will listen.”

Rachael RiceSydney, NSW

“The course inspires and encourages us to be critical and creative thinkers, and also allows us to enhance our curiosity towards the field of Pilates.”

Renee RommeswinkelSydney, NSW

“I have absolutely loved working with like minded individuals and being given the permission to explore my body and the amazing things I never thought I could achieve.”

Jacinta FowlesMelbourne, VIC

“What an incredible company that gives the power to be uniquely us & encourage us through our learning experience & growth.”

Olivia HuffGold Coast, QLD

“Professional, thorough and supportive, studying with Breathe has been a fantastic experience!”

Kate VaughanSydney Australia

“The Cert IV left me feeling empowered and confident. I am really proud to have learned from Breathe.”

Ildi CampbellSydney Australia

Loan’s Story

96.8% of Our Students Have A Job or Further Study Waiting For Them The Day They Graduate

You want to build your confidence and land your dream job as a Pilates instructor, but you’re wondering about your chances of success. Maybe you’ve looked on SEEK, and didn’t see many (or any) Pilates jobs advertised.

Here’s the thing; Pilates jobs are not usually advertised on SEEK. Instead they come through word of mouth and networks.

The good news is that if you attend regular Pilates classes you already have a network. We will show you how to grow and nurture your network and draw on it, to land your dream job.

That is why 96.8% of our students have a job or further study waiting for them on the day they graduate according to the federal government’s NCVER Student Outcome Survey 2019

Australia’s Only Government Accredited Course in Matwork & Reformer

Because 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer is fully accredited and backed by the Australian federal government, you’ll earn a real qualification that is recognised by law throughout Australia and in many countries around the world.

View our accreditation on training.gov.au

Really Master Pilates With Australia’s Most In-Depth & Comprehensive Course

Matwork & Reformer

Learn both Matwork & Reformer so you won’t be limited.

You will be taught the complete repertoire of exercises including the start position, proper technique and movement sequence, equipment setup, refinements and the finish or transition; everything you need to know to confidently create and teach sequences of moves.

Class programming

How to program flowing classes and sequences your clients will love.

You will learn to build awesome flow-style classes using traditional Pilates exercises AND we’ll get creative and show you how to make up your own moves, or adapt moves you pick up from other instructors, social media or anywhere else.


How to cue the Pilates repertoire using simple, clear instructions your clients will easily understand.

You don’t need to memorise complex sequences of verbal cues, science has shown us that simple, clear instructions are more effective than complicated ones.

How to modify exercises

What to do when clients don’t have enough strength or flexibility to do a move?

Use your knowledge of biomechanics to make the exercise more achievable.

You will also learn to modify exercises to make them harder for more advanced clients.

Pre and Post-Natal

10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer is Australia’s only Pilates course to include comprehensive prenatal and post-natal training.

You will learn to safely and joyfully work with pregnant and postpartum women in your group class, or to run a prenatal class.

Pain & Injuries

Learn to confidently and safely accommodate injured clients in your group class, and when you should refer them to a health professional.

You will become familiar with current national guidelines and science-based best practice.

A Perfect Blend Of Self-Paced And Live Online Training

We’ve created this course to be flexible so you can do Australia’s most comprehensive Pilates instructor training even though you have a full life already.

Full Australian Government Accreditation

Choosing 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer means you’ll earn an Australian government accredited Pilates qualification that is recognised by law throughout Australia and in many other countries around the world.

User-Friendly eLearning

Our eLearning curriculum is designed with succinct videos and quizzes so you can study in short bursts when you have time, like on your commute, after work or at lunch.

Mobile-friendly design means you can watch videos and do quizzes on your phone, tablet or laptop.

Flexible Study Options

Each week you will have a live lecture, a tutorial, a live online Pilates class, and 3 hours of self-practice, teaching and observation. All done online.

You can book into tutorials, Pilates classes, observation and self-practice at times that suit you including weekday, weeknight and weekend options. You can also change your tutorial times from week to week if you need to.

Whilst most students graduate in around 6 months, you have up to 12 months to complete the course so there’s no pressure.

Accredited by Exercise & Sports Science Australia

The ESSA Professional Development Committee certifies that 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer meets the criteria for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points.


We only train you in evidence-based techniques so what you learn will be in line with the latest science.

Everything we teach is backed by peer reviewed research, not folk-wisdom or magical thinking.

Free Access To Mentor Studios

We have a network of over 40 Breathe mentor studios where you can observe qualified instructors at no charge as part of your required course hours.

You don’t have to use one of our mentor studios, but they are there for you if you want them.

Simple, Clear & Fun eLearning


Easy to Use

Mobile Friendly

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Our 100% Money Back Guarantee

The “why” that drives us is to help you to build the skills and confidence to teach Pilates.

So you can change people’s lives and enjoy a fun, flexible and deeply rewarding career that is in line with who you are.

If after completing all the course requirements you are not satisfied that you have achieved your goal, we will give you 100% of your money back.

Full details of the guarantee are in our Terms and Conditions of Service

Emmie’s Story

“You don’t just learn how to do Pilates well, you learn how to come across as a person who cares for other people. Just like Pilates is for everybody, this course is for everybody”

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Course Requirements

Live lectures

Each week you will attend a live, 90-minute online lecture where you will be introduced to new skills and concepts. The lectures are also recorded so you can watch them later if you like.


Each week you will attend a 90-minute tutorial with a small group of classmates. Your trainer will guide you through practicing the skills and discussing the concepts introduced in that week’s lecture.

Practice teaching

Each week you will attend 2 structured sessions where you will practice doing and teaching Pilates with a small group of classmates.

Trainer-led classes

Each week you will participate in or observe two 1-hour Pilates class taught by a Breathe Education trainer or special guest.

Static eLearning

eLearning consists of short videos, quizzes and some written tasks for example creating a class program. It will take you roughly 2 hours each week.

Total 9 hours per week

Choose your own session times from weekday AM, weekday PM and weekend times (all states)



If you are doing regular Pilates classes at any level, you are fit enough to do this course.

One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that you need to be able to do all the moves perfectly before you can be a great teacher. That is just plain not true. Doing the moves and teaching are two different skills.

You need to be fit enough to do a 50-minute beginner or open-level Pilates class, but you don’t need to have any particular level of flexibility, or strength, or grace.

People of all ages from 18-75, all levels of flexibility, and all body shapes have successfully completed this course and are now teaching Pilates and loving life.

Time Commitment

This course requires 9 hours each week in total.

Each week you will do:

  • 1 live online lecture (90 minutes)
  • 1 live online small-group tutorial (90 minutes)
  • 2 practice sessions with classmates (60 minutes each)
  • Participate in one live online Pilates class taught by a Breathe Education trainer (60 minutes)
  • Observe one live online Pilates class taught by a Breathe Education trainer (60 minutes)
  • Watch videos and complete quizzes in eLearning (approximately 2 hours)

Tutorials, practice sessions, and live online Pilates classes are scheduled throughout the week including weekdays, weeknights and weekends. You book the sessions that suit you each week, and you can easily book into a different session if you need to change your schedule one week.

Following this learning schedule will have you complete the course in 6 months.

You have up to 12 months to complete the course.


eLearning is an important part of this course, and we’ve created a simple, clear and easy-to-use eLearning system for you.

If you can use Facebook, or send an email, you have enough computer skills to complete this course.

Even if you struggle with sending an email, we’re only a phone call away, and we’ll talk you through any problems you have.

We have helped thousands of people complete this course successfully, and no-one has ever failed to graduate because of computer issues 🙂

Book A Call With Our Enrolments Team

If you’ve read all the way down to the bottom of the page, you know this is something that is important to you – your next step is to book a call with us.

On the call we’ll answer any questions you have about the course, and about life as a Pilates Instructor. There are probably a few questions you don’t even know to ask yet, that you’ll be glad to know the answers to…

You will be talking with a qualified Pilates instructor who shares your passion and joy for Pilates.

You’ve been thinking about this for a while and you know its something you’re serious about.

There will never be a perfect time, you just have to go for it!

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