PDP Workshop Application

Application for professional development program and workshop assessment

PAA professional development guidelines

The PAA formally approves professional development programs for the allocation of professional development points (PDPs), allowing us to be more specific in the support of appropriate program content and organisations.

The PAA liaise directly with organisations that offer professional development opportunities to promote approved programs to members.

Professional development programs, workshops or masterclasses must reflect learning that is beyond industry entry-level certification (Cert IV or Diploma)

PAA approved programs include both Pilates and non-Pilates based programs, and can be delivered either face to face or online.

Approved Pilates programs:

  • Must be a Pilates-based workshop or masterclass presenting repertoire, skills, competencies and information that directly enhance a certified Pilates instructor’s professional development.
  • Must reflect learning that is beyond industry entry-level qualification (Cert IV or Diploma)
  • Must include an assessment of program outcomes in the presentation prior to PDPs being awarded. For example, participants are to complete a questionnaire based on the program content, participate in a verbal quiz and/or practical assessment.
  • Online programs must provide an access link to the full workshop to assess video/audio quality and ensure content is of an appropriate level
  • Online assessments must include a minimum of 8-10 multiple choice or true/false questions per hour of content.
  • Must be delivered by minimum PAA Trainer Level 1, or international presenters must be an Elder, recognised second generation Pilates professional or Pilates Teacher Trainer with recognised international training program with minimum 5 years experience. Presenter CV to be provided

Programs that meet all the above requirements will attract 1 PDP* per hour.

*A maximum of 15 PDPs can be awarded for any one program

Approved Non-Pilates programs and workshops

  • Non-Pilates programs must include an extension of learning beyond qualification level in anatomy, physiology, pathology or business development. The content must be related to Pilates and will enhance the education of the qualified Pilates instructor.
  • All workshops must be delivered by an acknowledged ‘expert’, or suitably qualified and respected individual in their field of study or profession. Presenter CV to be provided
  • Must include an assessment of program outcomes in the presentation prior to PDPs being awarded. For example, participants are to complete a questionnaire based on the program content, participate in a verbal quiz and/or practical assessment.
  • Online programs must provide an access link to the full workshop to assess video/audio quality and ensure content is of an appropriate level
  • Online assessments must include a minimum of 8-10 multiple choice or true/false questions per hour of content.
  • Approved programs will attract 0.5 PDP per hour up to the maximum awarded.
  • Non Pilates anatomy and physiology or pathology – maximum 6 PDPs**
  • Business development – maximum 4 PDPs**

**Maximum PDPs reflect the maximum PDPs available to members for each category over a 2 year PDP period.

Please note: Complementary movement based techniques are not eligible for PDPs.

Checklist and Notes

Application checklist

To complete your application, you will need to provide the following:

  1. Your details including PAA membership number (if applicable)
  2. A comprehensive CV for each presenter which includes:
    • Outline of qualifications in the workshop field of study
    • Details of relevant teaching & presenting experience
  3. Details of the program, workshop or masterclass including:
    • Workshop title and overview
    • Content outline, outcomes and workshop notes/materials
    • Duration of workshop/program in contact hours
    • Pre-requisites for participants
    • A copy of the workshop/program assessment
    • Access link, if applying for an online workshop
    • Proposed dates and venues for the workshop/program
    • URL for workshop/program registration and information

Acceptable file format for document uploads: (pdf, jpg, png)

Fee schedule*

Assessment fee (excl. Ed Bodies): $75

Fee for award of PDPs (allocation of PDPs and advertising on PAA workshop listings page)

Program lengthMembers feesNon-members feesEducation Body fees
half day: 1-4 hrs$60$120$45
full day: +4-8 hrs$120$240$85
two days: +8-16 hrs$180$360$120
multi day: +16 hrs$240$480$160

Allocated PDPs for workshop/programs are valid for 2 years, unless otherwise stated.

After two years all professional development programs need to be updated and re-assessed to ensure currency of content.

*All fees are GST inclusive.

Please email sharan@pilates.org.au for further information.