Short Courses

Choose from a wide range of Pilates Short Courses that will add skills to your existing practice.

We offer ½ day, full day and multi day short courses that cover all aspects of Pilates and Somatics.

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Expand Your Skill Set!

Expand your knowledge of Pilates and learn to utilise Matwork and the full range of Pilates equipment-based exercises- just choose the Short Course that suits your knowledge gap!

Our ½ day, full day and multi day short courses cover all aspects of Pilates and Somatics and will enable you to specialise in ways that bring great value to the lives of your clients.

Our Short Courses will also provide students with an introduction to the skills and knowledge to design and deliver Pilates classes that are creative, vibrant, detail oriented, progressive and fun.

No matter what your current Allied Health or exercise-based practice, these Short Courses will give you the extra confidence and skills that you need to add to your Pilates repertoire.

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Short Courses For Professional Development

Most of our short courses are recognised by professional associations for ongoing continuing education or professional development. If you need Professional Development Points for the coming year and are a member of one of these professional associations, consider how many ‘points’ or ‘credits’ are required by the professional association and then enrol in the appropriate short course.

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Short Course Teach Pilates Reformer at South Pacific

What will you leave the course with? An extensive repertoire of Reformer Essentials as well as Intermediate & Advanced exercises, basic rehabilitation principles, and the teaching skills to deliver classes competently in a Group Reformer setting. Prerequisites Studies Allied Health or Pilates Matwork Pre-course Study 5 hours How long is the course? Three fortnightly 5-hour …

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Short Course Teach Balls Repertoire

Prerequisites Studies in Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy, Allied Health Professions or Pilates Pre-course Study 2 hours How long is the course? 1/2 day (Online only option also available) Course Materials Balls Repertoire and Teaching Methodology History of Pilates online module Work, health and safety online module Do I get a government accredited outcome? Optional assessment for …

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Somatic Movement Education

In this course, you will learn a series of Somatic Movement sequences. You will learn how to prescribe the most appropriate Somatic exercises with a distinct somatic approach to teaching exercise. There will be focus on exercises for specific injuries where the use of Somatic Movement and an understanding of Neurophysiological concepts can target the …

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Short Course Reformer Intermediate and Advanced

This course will introduce an extensive repertoire of Reformer Intermediate and Advanced exercises. You will also learn about using the Reformer for injuries in the major joints of the body such as the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. This course will assist you to effectively use a Reformer in your rehabilitation work as well as …

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Short Course Reformer Essentials

Prerequisites Studies Allied Health or Pilates Matwork Pre-course Study 5 hours How long is the course? 1½ days Course Materials Reformer Essentials Teaching Methodology Reformer Essentials Repertoire Workbook History of Pilates online module Can I count the course towards my Diploma? Yes Do I get a government accredited outcome? Optional assessment for the nationally accredited …

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Short Course Pregnancy in Motion

This course will deliver in depth information about the anatomy of the Pelvic Floor, Pelvic floor activation and extensive mat based exercises that are beneficial during Pregnancy and post partum. This professional development short course will progress the knowledge and skills of movement and exercise practitioners through the study of physical, psychological and hormonal changes …

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Short Course Matwork Repertoire and Teaching Didactics

PREREQUISITES There are no prerequisites for this introductory program PRE-COURSE STUDY 2 hours HOW LONG IS THE COURSE? 2 days COURSE MATERIALS Online Anatomy and Physiology Unit Pre-Pilates Workbook Traditional Pilates Matwork Manual Teaching Methodology & Stretching Manual CAN I COUNT THE COURSE TOWARDS MY DIPLOMA? Yes DO I GET A GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED OUTCOME? Optional …

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Short Course Cadillac

Prerequisites Studies in Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy, the Allied Health Professions or Pilates Pre-course Study 2 hours How long is the course? 1 day Course Materials Cadillac Essentials Teaching Methodology Cadillac Essentials Repertoire Workbook Cadillac Intermediate/Advanced Workbook History of Pilates online module Work, Health and Safety online module Can I count the course towards my Diploma? …

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Wunda Chair
Wunda Chair Essentials/ Intermediate/ Advanced-Short Course

You will learn how to take clients through these exercises with a range of teaching cues and tools. There will be focus on exercises for specific injuries where the use of the Wunda Chair can target the activation of specific muscles.

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Biomechanics with Small Equipment-Short Course

In this course, you will be introduced to an intensive Barre workout incorporating movements choreographed to contemporary music. It is a total body workout for movers of all levels. Each movement sequence is taught in progressive stages to assist all learner abilities.

A comprehensive descriptive and pictorial manual included.

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Short Course Barrels

In this course, you will be introduced to an intensive Barre workout incorporating movements choreographed to contemporary music. It is a total body workout for movers of all levels. Each movement sequence is taught in progressive stages to assist all learner abilities.

A comprehensive descriptive and pictorial manual included.

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Pilates Group Reformer Instructor Training Course

PREREQUISITS There are no prerequisites, however it is suggested that some prior experience in Pilates is beneficial PRE-COURSE STUDY 5 hours HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? 2 1/2 days of face-to-face training and additional time to complete the necessary Assessments and online learning components. The course requires students to undertake self practice (15 hours), completion …

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Pilates Barre
Barre For Functional Movement

In this course, you will be introduced to an intensive Barre workout incorporating movements choreographed to contemporary music. It is a total body workout for movers of all levels. Each movement sequence is taught in progressive stages to assist all learner abilities.

A comprehensive descriptive and pictorial manual included.

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Are These
Short Courses Accredited?

Tensegrity Training has designed its course delivery to comply with all aspects of government accredited training whilst remaining abreast of current research in the Pilates and education field.

Our short course learning material is firmly based on sound scientific theory of exercise and movement principles and focuses on practical application through access to clear theoretical frameworks.

Each of our short courses consists of one or more Units of Competency from our Cert IV or Diploma qualifications. All the knowledge contained in our comprehensive training manuals is skilfully applied in the classroom and workplace through recurrent practical applications.

It also means that if you decide later that you’d like to complete the full Cert IV or Diploma qualification(s), the short course unit(s) are already done allowing for a seamless transition into the government-accredited Pilates qualification of your choice.

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Study And Learn
At Your Location

At Tensegrity Training, students can study anytime, anywhere! We have trainers and course providers in each state of Australia.

You can be guaranteed to experience the same quality curriculum and high standard of teaching whether you live in Mackay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart or any of our other locations.

If you are in a regional area where we don’t operate a permanent training venue, we can send one of our trainers to your location-it’s a great way to upskill your staff in rural Australia. Just send us a message and we will make the necessary arrangements to bring our Government-Accredited Short Courses and training to your location.

The best news is that if you miss one of your face-to-face modules in one location you can simply look up our class options and attend that module in another training location.

In the meantime, you can complete the online component of the learning process, watch some training videos or view Powerpoint training and have fun completing our online quizzes.

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The Tensegrity Difference!

Our comprehensive range of Pilates and somatics short courses will open your eyes to a world of therapeutic possibilities. Our trainers love teaching and furthering the important work we do, and our passion is contagious!

We will help you transform the lives of your clients in a supportive and informative atmosphere. So, find out more about our range of courses that will assist you in advancing your professional development and continuing your education.

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Praise From Our Students And Graduates

“….Caroline (Caz) broke the days up well with a balance of completing the
practical and theory components. She was very flexible in her delivery
and allowed us to ask questions are we went. She also made it specific
and relevant to our needs and experience level e.g. desire for more
Pelvic floor set up etc. We would have loved even more time with her,
the course was incredibly valuable. All team members at Tensegrity
have been very helpful and approachable to help with our questions and
enquiries. Thank You!…..”

Jenna Kaine Deniliquin, NSW

Clinical Practice hours were valuable time spent under supervision getting hands on training in a safe and supportive environment.  I had “lightbulb” moments throughout the training with certain phrases, cues or knowledge that the trainer shared with us.  The dots started to slowly join. I really enjoyed the Cadillac training and feel confident to go ahead and instruct in all aspects of Pilates instruction.

I have taken away the knowledge acquired in the Integrated Diploma and put it into practice at the Pilates & Yoga studio where I now teach. I am seeing better results and from clients in my classes and have had great feedback. I have learnt so much about my own body and now have a deeper understanding of both my personal Pilates practice and teaching.

Kelly Brisbane Queensland

I recently completed the group reformer course though Tensegrity training at Queen St Pilates Studio in Adelaide. Over the three fantastic days of face-to-face training, I was able to broaden my knowledge and understanding of the body and the benefits and versatility of the reformer. Being only 1 of 5 people in this course meant that we were very interactive with the teacher and were able to ask frequent questions, create relative conversations, and feed off of each others ideas. It also meant that we could all use each other to demonstrate and create scenarios, and the instructor was almost always available to tend to us.

The online theory was thorough and simple to follow, which prepared me well for the hands on learning. Ample time was provided to complete the assessments away from the studio, and I loved having to put my knowledge to the test using real life scenarios and putting together class plans for different injuries, ages and fitness abilities. I think this type of learning prepares you extremely well for taking on clients. It was only a week after the course that I taught my first reformer class and it was incredible. I felt like I knew how to tend to each participant based on their abilities and knew how to modify/progress them. It felt extremely natural. I am still teaching at this pilates studio in Moonta Bay and over the course of these past few months I feel like the information I was provided with through Tensegrity has sunk in and progressed, and has not only been of high value to myself, but to the studio and its clients as well.

I have also now completed the face to face component of the Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates & Teaching Methodology.

Lucy Prior

‘…..From as young as I can remember my mum has always been bringing me along to Pilates. It wasn’t until I was around 15 that I started taking interest and going myself. I always loved that ‘after class feeling’ and the perfect balance of strength and flexibility.

Along with my new found love of Pilates soon followed a passion for an all round healthy lifestyle. This is where my Pilates journey really began.

Three days before my 16th birthday I started my Certificate IV in my sunny home town of Port Macquarie.

With my teacher and mentor being my mum, it was such an enjoyable experience I gained a deeper awareness of my body. It was through my certification and passion for healthy living that I began my degree of Naturopathy and relocated to Geelong  Victoria. It was here that I fell in love with Hot Pilates and started teaching at Upstate Studios. With the classes having up to 60 students each, every class has such a high vibe and is always nothing but fun.

I feel so grateful to have a job that I truly enjoy and is flexible around my studies. I hope to continue teaching and one day have my own studio. I couldn’t be more grateful!….’

Lilly Howard Port Macquarie

‘….I undertook my Diploma of Contemporary Pilates & Teaching Methodology with Tensegrity Training in 2015. For me, it was a total career change having spent the previous 10 years practicing as a litigation attorney. After years of doing Pilates for my own body and experiencing its many benefits, I decided to turn it into a career. The training I did with Tensegrity gave me the skills and the knowledge to work for myself, support my young family, be more present at home and to teach others the joy of Pilates.

The course is well structured, beginning with an understanding of anatomy before diversifying into content that covers both the theoretical as well as practical aspects of the Pilates method, including how to operate a Pilates business. Tracey is a charismatic and passionate teacher whose extensive knowledge is founded in many disciplines, resulting in an educational experience that goes beyond ‘just Pilates.’ In this course you are challenged to think independently, to deduce, differentiate, apply and justify what you are taught. You are required to think critically, logically and thoughtfully in order to successfully and accurately apply what you know to any given scenario. This is how all Pilates courses should be, in order that students enter the profession as self-contained, independent thinkers. The Diploma provides a solid foundation from which to begin your Pilates career.

The learning environment at Tensegrity is relaxed, beautiful and collegiate, and there is opportunity for continuing professional development after you have completed your initial training.

After completing my training with Tensegrity, I worked for a number of studios around the Sunshine Coast before opening my own small, boutique studio. I have a dedicated clientele and delight in what I do every day. For me, witnessing the difference Pilates makes to my clients’ physical and mental health is the greatest reward. I am forever grateful to Tracey at Tensegrity for encouraging me along this path….’

Deborah Commins Sunshine Coast

‘….Further information around achieving neutral spine through various
exercises. Greater depth of understanding of Cadillac repertoire. I
very much enjoyed learning form Bruce who not only has extensive
knowledge & experience, but has a very inclusive and approachable
teaching style….’

Vanessa Killen Melbourne

I feel the practical assessments is allowed me to feel confident in my understanding of the exercises. I thoroughly enjoyed this part!! Practicing how to explain an exercise and personally knowing how to do them was my challenge, that I’ve now overcome. I will confidently use my learning from this course to teach Pilates classes at the studio I now work in. I’m very excited to be ‘officially’ getting started on my journey as an Instructor!!

Lauren Central Coast NSW

The course thoroughly covered safe movement for various conditions and rehabilitation exercises for various pathologies. As most people have some sort of physical issue, I thought this was extremely valuable. Every aspect of the course was so valuable and had a positive impact on my Pilates teacher learning journey.

Tamsyn Deloraine, Tasmania

‘…..I was very fortunate to have Leanne Mollison as my teacher who kept me
motivated and engaged the entire time. Given Leanne is so passionate
and knowledgeable about Pilates, she was able to ignite a spark in me,
allowing me to be so excited about being a Pilates instructor.
Leanne’s method of teaching of ensuring we are all totally immersed in
the world of Pilates and the required anatomy knowledge, had the
greatest impact on me as I was able to learn the material so much
quicker and easier. Leanne was so supportive and she was able to
challenge us without pushing us over the edge….’

Mandy Neller Adelaide

‘…Kaz was simply amazing. She explained and demonstrated to us so well
and we were able to pick everything up so quickly…’

Ashlee Huntly Deniliquin, NSW

I have recently completed my Integrated Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology with Tensgrity Training and in partnership with Queen St Pilates Studio and absolutely loved every minute of it!

Leanne kept us all so engaged throughout the course and was able to challenge us, without pushing us over the edge. Leanne was professional, inspiring, supportive and filled with so much knowledge … it was a privilege to do the course with her.  Leanne is so passionate about Pilates, our bodies and our overall health, it created a positive and enjoyable atmosphere to learn in.

Queen St Pilates studio was also the perfect environment to undertake the course, with so much support provided by all the current instructors and reception staff.

Mandy Neller

‘…I valued the presenters hands-on experience, working knowledge and passion of the content. The presenters were very collaborative and encouraged EVERYONE to contribute and express their opinion, which made for a very inclusive learning environment.….’

Louise Osborne Melbourne

“All the knowledge and repertoire that I learnt will 100% stay with me and I will pass this knowledge on through my work with clients. I will endeavour to utilise similar explanations when teaching clients how to use any for of Pilates equipment.”

K.M. South Australia

I have recently completed Integrated Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology through Queen St Pilates Studio and Tensegrity Training. I found the learning environment that Leanne Mollison has created at her studio to be very supportive no matter what background the student may have. The course prepares you to enter your career as Pilates instructor both from a technical and physical perspective with lots of opportunities to practice and perfect your teaching style along the way. Leanne is a wealth of knowledge and keeps the course interesting and engaging for the students. After completing my face to face hours of the Cours I gained work in the industry and that is a testament to the quality of my knowledge and teaching skills gained from the course. I highly recommend the course offered through Queen St Pilates Studio to anyone who is looking at becoming a Pilates instructor.

Jessica Bajic

The quality of the training provided by Tensegrity Training was excellent. The modelling was impressive, and they demanded and succeeded in getting the best from each of us. I was challenged and encouraged greatly as a result. The requirement to complete observations sessions was greatly appreciated as I learnt a great deal from viewing qualified instructors. I was impressed by my trainer’s knowledge and mastery of her craft. Inspirational!

Marney NSW

‘….I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Queen St Pilates Studio, feeling
very welcomed and included into a great group of people. Leanne is an
incredible teacher, I admire her passion and dedication to her
students and work place. I felt very supported throughout my face to
face learning time with her….’

Kerryn Mundy Adelaide

‘….The entire day was super informative and working with Bruce was wonderful! He was very good at explaining everything and the day was great! There were a lot of phrases and explanations that Bruce used that have stuck with me since Sunday!…”

Bella Sammut Smeaton Grange, NSW- Western Sydney

I enjoyed the academic and physical components of the course equally. I am very fortunate to have been offered work in a Studio, so everything I learnt in the Course has proved invaluable. Thank you! I also feel well prepared to teach and confident to ask questions and seek guidance from Tensegrity if needed. They are so supportive of current and past students.

Alana Hobart, Tasmania

‘…Bruce’s communication style and his ability to enable me to “feel” what muscles were engaging was outstanding…’

Mike Fitsimon Melbourne

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