Student Handbook

Thanks for choosing Breathe Education.
You are embarking on a fun and challenging journey and we are thrilled to be part of your next chapter!

Our promise to you

We empower people to move fearlessly and think critically.

Our Teaching Methods

Our teaching methods include live and recorded video instruction, self-practice, reading, small group activities, pair activities and one-to-one individual support, attention and assistance. These elements will ensure the greatest opportunity for you to learn and be ready for the ‘real world’ of Pilates.

Student Support

Breathe Education has a dedicated Student Success Team that help to create the best learning atmosphere possible to assist you achieve your Qualification.

Our team will:

  • Provide learning activities that replicate workplace experiences.
  • Ensure we offer you individual support and advice.
  • Encourage you to work at your own pace.
  • Provide written learning material and illustrations to reinforce learning.

Our Student Success Team is available to discuss and support you with any concerns you may have during your studies with us. Feel free to talk with them about your adjustment to student life and any other problems that may be affecting your studies.

If you have special needs or circumstances that could impact your course, please inform the Student Success Team so that we may endeavour to implement strategies to support you.

If you feel that you or another student have been discriminated against or harassed, you should report this information to a staff member who you feel you can trust. This will initiate a complaint handling procedure that will be fair and transparent and will protect your rights. Alternatively, if you wish to report an instance of discrimination or harassment to an agency external to Breathe Education, you can contact the HREOC Complaints Info-line on 1300 656 419.

Attendance requirements

The minimum time requirement for your enrolment is 21 weeks beginning in your orientation week (oweek). Each week during the 21 weeks you are required to attend a 90-minute lecture and a 90-minute tutorial at a minimum.

100% live tutorial attendance is required for successful completion of your course. If you miss a tutorial without providing at least 24 hours notice you will be charged a $100 fee. The fee will be charged to the credit card we have on file. It is your responsibility to contact the Student Success Team at support@breathe.edu.au to reschedule this tutorial with another intake.

If you have not met the attendance requirements for your Course, or you have missed four or more weeks of tutorials, you will be required to defer your course and will be liable to pay us the Change Fee. You can find more information on the Change Fee in our Terms of Service.

Your Progress

Throughout the course your trainers will regularly give you feedback on what you’re doing well and what you need to improve. If you feel you may need extra support, please let us know. You can contact your trainers or the Student Success Team at any time throughout your course to check your course progress.

How we communicate changes in our operation

From time to time we change our policies, hours of operation, course content, and even the qualifications we offer.

We communicate important changes to all students via:

  1. Your Slack group
  2. Email at the address we have on file for you
  3. SMS at the phone number we have on file for you

Assessment

Read our assessment policies here.

Logbook (Self-Mastery)

Self-Mastery helps you build the habit that will continue throughout your teaching career. By observing, teaching and physically practicing Pilates over the duration of your course you’ll be well on your way to Self-Mastery and becoming a masterful Pilates Instructor.

Your logbook consists of two main components:

  • Observation & Personal Practice (40 hours)
  • Practice Teaching (40 hours)

You can start logging your hours from the moment you enrol and you have until your course deadline to complete and submit them.

Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF)

The AQTF is the national set of standards in education, which assures consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training system. The focus of these standards is the demonstration of preparedness to deliver quality training and assessment services. In short, this is what we have to live up to in order to be a Registered Training Organisation, and it’s your guarantee of high-quality training that is recognised throughout Australia.

AQTF 2010 compliance requires that Breathe Education have all the documentation that reflects National and State training activities and compliance issues. Breathe Education provides the highest standard of vocational Education and training in the fields of Pilates and Fitness. Our Code of Practice outlines our operational policies and our commitment to our clients.

Issuance of Qualifications

On successful completion of all required Units and once all course payments have been completed, you will be issued with a qualification. If you do not complete the entire course by the course deadline you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for any individual Units you successfully completed. Please note that your course must be paid in full before your qualification can be issued.

Student satisfaction survey

At the completion of your training program, you will be issued with a Learner Engagement Survey. This is a nationally consistent survey tool that is designed to collect feedback from students about their experience with an RTO and in undertaking nationally recognised training.

This will be an opportunity for you to provide us with feedback on the course, the trainers and assessors, the course administration, the training facilities, the training activities, resources and materials and the assessment procedures. Your comments enable us to make sure that your expectations are being met and to improve our services.

Your completion and return of this survey is important to Breathe Education for our ongoing improvement of services and to enable us to report this information to our registering authority.

Record Maintenance

Accurate and up-to-date student personal records (including contact details, fee payments, attendance, assessment outcomes and qualifications issued) are kept by Breathe Education for a period of 30 years. We maintain systems for recording and archiving student enrolments, completion, assessment outcomes, grievances, qualifications and statements of attainment issued.

Our continuous improvement of services

At Breathe Education we aim to improve all the time. We have systems in place for monitoring all training operations. From time to time you will be asked to complete a student feedback form. We look forward to reading your open and honest feedback and your ideas for how we can improve. Feel free to speak with your Trainer, the Training Manager or the Student Success team at any time to provide feedback on your course.