Membership Categories

PAA Membership Categories

Associate, Matwork and Full memberships are renewed annually, with reviews of PDPs required every two years for Full and Matwork members.

It is PAA policy to encourage all members to work towards full membership of the association and to be fully qualified in both matwork and apparatus instruction in the Pilates Method.

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Associate Membership

Associate Membership

For students of Pilates training courses, persons interested in Pilates and supporters of the Pilates industry.

Associate Membership — $82.50 incl. GST

General

Is open to any person with an interest in the Pilates Method and its application:

  • Physical therapists, fitness leaders and other persons who have undertaken Pilates based training relevant to their primary profession, other than Pilates, but who have not completed recognised or comprehensive training according to other PAA membership categories.
  • Clients and the general public.

Student

Membership is available to students who have registered in a PAA approved program of instructional training in the Pilates Method.

    • Student Membership is for 18 months only and costs $82.50 incl. GST.
    • For a Student membership application to be successful, a PAA approved training program registration certificate must either be uploaded, emailed, or posted.

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Benefits

Associate members:

  • Are entitled to one vote on any question arising at a PAA Annual General Meeting, and may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf if not in attendance.
  • Receive quarterly newsletters and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.
  • Are not required to undertake professional development to maintain associate membership.
  • Student membership will require notification of the student’s enrolment with a recognised educational body.

Associate members are not recognised as teachers of the Pilates Method, or as a Full or Matwork members of the PAA and may not use their standing as an associate member to infer qualification to teach.

Matwork membership

Matwork membership

For matwork trained teachers of the Pilates Method.

Matwork membership — $198.00 incl. GST

Open to persons who have successfully completed and provided evidence of, full matwork training from introductory to intermediate level or above, from a PAA recognised training organisation or equivalent.

Requirements

Matwork members are required to:

    • Provide evidence of Pilates certification from a PAA recognised training organisation.
    • Provide evidence of public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
    • Provide evidence of a current ‘Provide First Aid’ certificate.
    • Evidence of currency must be maintained and lodged with PAA administration.
    • Provide evidence of 15 PDPs accrued over a 2-year period in accordance with PAA guidelines. A maximum of 10 PDPs per year will be recognised for membership renewal.

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Benefits

Matwork members:

  • Are entitled to one vote on any question arising at a PAA Annual General Meeting, and may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf if not in attendance.
  • Are listed on the PAA website search facility with name; studio name, suburb and state; phone number; and email address.
  • Receive quarterly newsletters, discounts to PAA registered professional development programs, conferences, and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.

A Matwork member may use the following terminology on their matwork teaching promotional material: PAA Matwork Member or Pilates Alliance Australasia Matwork Member.

Matwork members are not permitted to display the PAA logo. Matwork members are not eligible for health fund rebates for their services and should not promote any teaching programs outside the scope of their Pilates qualification.

Graduate Level 1 membership

Graduate Level 1 membership

For comprehensively trained teachers of the Pilates Method.

Graduate level 1 membership — $198.00 incl. GST

Graduate Level 1 is open to PAA Associate Student Members who have successfully completed and provided evidence of a comprehensive Pilates certification from a PAA recognised training organisation or equivalent.

Graduates in their first year of teaching following their graduation are eligible for this special membership category, which is equivalent to Full membership Level 1, for one 12 month term only, and is available at concessional fee $198.00 incl. GST.

Requirements and benefits are the same as Full Membership.

Note: You must already be a PAA Associate Student Member to apply for upgrade to Graduate Level 1.

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Full membership

Full membership

For comprehensively trained teachers of the Pilates Method.

Full membership — $330.00 incl. GST

Open to persons who have successfully completed and provided evidence of comprehensive Pilates certification from a PAA recognised training organisation or equivalent.

Full membership levels

    • Level 1: Graduate of approved certification program
    • Level 2: Certification plus minimum 3000 hours experience or Advanced Diploma in Pilates
    • Level 3: Certification plus minimum 5000 hours experience
    • Level 4: Certification plus minimum 7000 hours experience
    • Trainer Level 1: Level 3 plus Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
    • Trainer Level 2: Level 4 plus Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
    • Principal: Certification plus minimum 10000 hours experience
    • Principal Trainer: Principal plus Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

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Requirements

  • Full members will be required to obtain and keep their ‘Provide First Aid’ certification and public liability and professional indemnity insurance ($2,000,000 min. per claim). Evidence of currency must be maintained and lodged with PAA upon each renewal as they affect health fund eligibility.
  • Full members must provide evidence of 20 PDPs accrued over a 2-year period in accordance with PAA guidelines. A maximum of 15 PDPs per year will be recognised for membership renewal.

Benefits

  • Are entitled to one vote on any question arising at a PAA Annual General Meeting, and may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf if not in attendance.
  • Are listed on the PAA website search facility with name; studio name, suburb and state; phone number; and email address.
  • Are eligible to receive health fund rebates as designated by individual funds.
  • Receive quarterly newsletters, discounts to PAA registered professional development programs and conferences and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.
  • Receive access to PAA template industry documents, such as industry recommended pay rates and conditions, awards and health fund reports etc.
  • May use the following terminology on their promotional material – PAA Full Member or Pilates Alliance Australasia Full Member
  • May display the PAA Logo.