What are the different levels of membership?

Associate Membership

For anyone interested in the Pilates Method. This is non-voting membership level that provides access to workshops, courses and industry information. You will receive the APMA Newsletter and can attend APMA annual general meetings.


Student Membership

For students currently enrolled in a Pilates Instructor Course

Valid for 2 years from the time of enrollment in a course

Benefits include

  • APMA Newsletter
  • Online Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy
  • Member discounts to APMA continuing education workshops

   * Student members are not entitled to voting rights with the association

 

LEVEL 1 - Associate Teacher Membership

For teachers who have completed courses not directly recognized by the association

Requirements include

  • Successful completion of a program of study ie. Government Accredited Certificate IV in Pilates 
  • A minimum of 500 hours of experience in the teaching of the Pilates Method
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
  • Members are required to maintain continuing education credits as set by the APMA
  • Upgrade to Level Two upon successful completion of the National Registration Examination

Benefits include

  • APMA Newsletter
  • Online Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy
  • Member discounts to APMA continuing education workshops

   * Level One members are not entitled to voting rights within the association
   ** Level One members are not recognised by Health funds for client rebates

 

LEVEL 2 - Teacher Membership

For teachers who have completed courses accredited by the association

Requirement include

  • Successful completion of a program of study - minimum Government Accredited Diploma of Pilates or completion of the APMA Accredited Level 2 Teacher training course within last 2 years
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of experience in the teaching of the Pilates Method
  • Completion of the National Registration Examination (held twice a year) (only applicable if not completed a Diploma in Pilates course)
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
  • Members are required to maintain continuing education credits as set by the APMA

Benefits include

  • APMA Newsletter
  • Online Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy
  • Member discounts to APMA continuing education workshops
  • Voting rights within the association
  • Sit on sub committees and council
  • Recognition by health funds (full list available) for client rebates

 

LEVEL 3 - Professional Practitioner

For teachers who have completed courses accredited by the association

Requirements include

  • Successful completion of a program of study - minimum Government Accredited Advanced Diploma of Pilates
  • A minimum of 3500 hours of experience in the teaching of the Pilates Method
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
  • Members are required to maintain continuing education credits as set by the APMA

Benefits include

  • APMA Newsletter
  • Online Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy
  • Member discounts to APMA continuing education workshops
  • Voting rights within the association
  • Sit on sub committees and council
  • Recognition by health funds (full list available) for client rebates

 

LEVEL 4 - Professional Practitioner

For teachers who have completed courses accredited by the association - only applies to current Level 2 or Level 3 members upgrading through provision of evidence of 7,500 teaching hours. Current member needs to have held their membership for a minimum of 1 full membership year before applying to upgrade.

Requirements include

  • Successful completion of a program of study
  • A minimum of 7500 hours of experience in the teaching of the Pilates Method
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
  • Members are required to maintain continuing education credits as set by the APMA

Benefits include

  • APMA Newsletter
  • Online Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy
  • Member discounts to APMA continuing education workshops
  • Voting rights within the association
  • Sit on sub committees and council
  • Recognition by health funds (full list available) for client rebates