Membership Categories

PAA Membership Categories

Associate, Group Instructor, Studio Instructor and Professional Instructor memberships are renewed annually, with reviews of PDPs required every two years for Group Instructor, Studio Instructor and Professional Instructor members.

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

Associate Membership

Associate Membership

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

Associate Membership — $90 incl. GST

Is open to any person with an interest in, or appreciation of, the Pilates Method and its application.

  • allied health practitioners, fitness leaders and other persons who have undertaken Pilates based training relevant to their primary profession, but who have not completed recognised or comprehensive training according to PAA membership requirements.
  • clients and the general public.

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.

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For students of recognised Pilates training courses

Student Membership — Free

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 and is free of charge*.
  • for a Student membership application to be successful, a PAA approved training program registration certificate must be uploaded.

*discount code available from your PAA approved training organisation.

Benefits

Student members:

  • receive quarterly newsletters and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.
  • are not required to undertake professional development to maintain associate membership.
  • have access to the PAA Member Forum, a private Facebook group for discussion on everything Pilates and Pilates business.

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.

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Group Instructor membership

Group Instructor membership

For matwork/reformer trained teachers of the Pilates Method.

Group Instructor membership — $198.00 incl. GST

Open to persons who have successfully completed and provide evidence of Certificate IV in Matwork or full matwork and/or reformer training* from introductory to intermediate level or above, from a PAA recognised training organisation or equivalent.

A Statement of Attainment will also be recognised for completion of specific units from the following Diplomas:

  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537 NAT)
  • Diploma of Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Instruction Method (10828 NAT)

*Check which Diploma units are required for Group Instructor membership.

If you have a query about your qualification or eligibility please email before applying: info@pilates.org.au

Requirements

Group Instructor 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

Group Instructor 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.
  • have exclusive access to the PAA Member Insurance Program, offering $10M Professional Indemnity and $20M Public & Products Liability coverage, designed specifically for the Pilates profession.
  • are listed on the PAA website search facility with name; studio name, suburb and state; phone number; and email address.
  • receive access to the PAA privilege program, member benefits and special offers on products and services to enhance your professional life.
  • receive quarterly newsletters, discounts to PAA registered professional development programs, conferences, and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.
  • have access to the PAA Member Forum, a private Facebook group for discussion on everything Pilates and Pilates business.

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

Group Instructor members are not permitted to display the PAA logo. Group Instructor members should not promote any teaching programs outside the scope of their Pilates qualification.

Studio Instructor membership

Studio Instructor membership

For comprehensively trained teachers of the Pilates Method.

Studio Instructor membership — $365.00 incl. GST

Studio Instructor membership is open to comprehensively trained instructors from courses that meet PAA criteria. Individual instructors can apply and have their training assessed against the PAA criteria.

You may email before applying to confirm your qualification or eligibility: info@pilates.org.au

Requirements

  • Studio Instructor 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.
  • Studio Instructor 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.
  • have exclusive access to the PAA Member Insurance Program, offering $10M Professional Indemnity and $20M Public & Products Liability coverage, designed specifically for the Pilates profession.
  • 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 and conferences and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.
  • receive access to PAA template industry documents, such as best practice advice, referral templates etc.
  • receive access to the PAA privilege program, member benefits and special offers on products and services to enhance your professional life.
  • may use the following terminology on their promotional material – PAA Studio Instructor Member or Pilates Alliance Australasia Studio Instructor Member
  • may display the PAA Logo.
  • have access to the PAA Member Forum, a private Facebook group for discussion on everything Pilates and Pilates business.

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Professional Instructor membership

Professional Instructor membership

For Diploma qualified teachers of the Pilates Method.

Professional Instructor membership — $365.00 incl. GST

Open to persons who have successfully completed and provide evidence of a Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction or equivalent from a PAA recognised training organisation. Applicants with qualifications obtained pre introduction of the Diploma (2013) will be assessed individually.

If you have a query about your qualification or eligibility please email before applying: info@pilates.org.au

Professional Instructor 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

  • Professional Instructor 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.
  • Professional Instructor 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.
  • have exclusive access to the PAA Member Insurance Program, offering $10M Professional Indemnity and $20M Public & Products Liability coverage, designed specifically for the Pilates profession.
  • 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 and conferences and discounts to PAA aligned organisations.
  • receive access to PAA template industry documents, such as best practice advice, referral templates etc.
  • receive access to the PAA privilege program, member benefits and special offers on products and services to enhance your professional life.
  • may use the following terminology on their promotional material – PAA Professional Instructor Member or Pilates Alliance Australasia Professional Instructor Member
  • may display the PAA Logo.
  • have access to the PAA Member Forum, a private Facebook group for discussion on everything Pilates and Pilates business.