Body Arts & Science International® (BASI Pilates®, Australia Division) is happy to announce that we have developed an alignment with PilatesITC to Bridge BASI graduates to a Diploma outcome.

What is the Bridging program?

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction is a nationally endorsed and accredited program that provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to competently instruct the Pilates Method of exercises in a professional or specialised studio environment.

Why should I enrol in the Bridging program?

Holding a government accredited qualification is now the minimum requirement for membership with all national peak bodies in Australia and to work as a professional Pilates instructor, industry body membership is required. The Diploma provides you with eligibility for Level 1 Full Membership with the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and recognition for health funds and insurance coverage. This Diploma qualification is non-expiring and also provides your pre-requisite for entry to the Advanced Diploma Pilates and articulation into BA Exercise Physiology and BA Exercise Science courses at the University level.

Once you have completed your BASI Bridging to Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction course, you will be able to put the Diploma qualification title on your resume!

Who can apply for the Bridging Program?

Graduates of the BASI Comprehensive Global Format Programs are eligible to participate in the bridging process with PilatesITC. Graduates must provide a copy of their BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Certificate in order to apply.

What is involved?

The BASI Bridging program will require you to undertake four government-endorsed units from the Health Training Package to round out the Diploma outcomes and achieve your qualification. These units are primarily academic curriculum and are all completed online within a three-month maximum time frame. Your BASI training alignment requires NO logged hours or further contact time.

The required units include:

  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTHIR301C - Work effectively in health
  • HLTCOM404C - Communicate effectively with clients
  • PILIND501B - Work within a Pilates industry framework 2

In summary, this means that you will not be required to retrain in any area that your BASI training has provided because this alignment process fully acknowledges your existing training

What is the Cost?

The cost for the bridging program is $1,250.00.

How do I enrol & what is required?

Please contact PilatesITC at and request the Enrolment Form for the BASI Bridging program. PilatesITC will send you the enrolment documentation for you to complete. You will be required to provide supporting documents including a COPY of your BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Certificate in support of your application. DO NOT send your original certificate.

We are pleased to be able to provide this formal outcome for our valued BASI Graduates.

If you have any questions about the bridging program or processes, please email us directly: