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11149NAT

Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching

CRICOS Course Code | 112589A

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is your first step towards becoming an outstanding yoga teacher. The 12-month program is divided into practical and theory sessions giving you all the tools to teach yoga competently and authentically.

It reflects the role and skills needed to teach yoga at basic to intermediate level in a group setting or one-on-one situation. This course will provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to instruct yoga classes and practices like pranayama, mindfulness, and meditation using yoga philosophical frameworks. They will be able to apply anatomy and physiology to yoga teaching promoting health, demonstrating sequencing skills, the progressive practice of postures, instructional techniques, and postural alignment, as well as current yoga business practices and professional standards and ethics.

Graduates will guide a wide range of yoga clients’ learning process from beginners to intermediate level with the aim of enhancing their health and wellbeing.

What do you learn in a Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching?

Students will learn how to: 

  • Teach basic yoga asana techniques. 
  • Develop and maintain yoga practice. 
  • Recognise healthy body systems. 
  • Apply anatomy and physiology to yoga teaching. 
  • Plan and organise yoga classes. 
  • Work legally and ethically. 
  • Manage work health and safety. 
  • Establish and manage client relationships. 
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships. 
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice. 
  • Research and develop business plans. 
  • Provide first aid 

    Quick Facts

    QUALIFICATION

    11149NAT
    Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching

    CRICOS Course Code

    112589A

    DURATION

    Full Time 12 months
    (4 Terms x 10 Weeks)

    STUDY MODE

    Classroom, Structured Study (Online), & Self-directed Learning

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    • Yoga teacher in gyms, studios. 
    • Yoga studio owner/ manager 
    • Program coordinator 
    • Teacher may be self-employed or contracted. 

    COURSE FEES

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    Career Opportunities

    Potential employment options are in a range of roles such as: 

    • Yoga teacher in gyms, studios. 
    • Yoga studio owner/ manager 
    • Program coordinator 
    • Teacher may be self-employed or contracted. 

     Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the 11150NAT Diploma of Yoga Teaching. 

    Modules

    Safe Practice and Yoga Asanas

    • Teach basic yoga asana techniques. 
    • Manage work health and safety. 
    • Research and develop business plans. 

    Yoga Practices 

    • Develop and maintain yoga practice. 
    • Recognise healthy body systems. 
    • Work legally and ethically. 

    Yoga Teaching and Professional Practice 

    • Apply anatomy and physiology to yoga teaching. 
    • Reflect on and improve own professional practice. 
    • Establish and manage client relationships. 

    Yoga Classes and Collaboration 

    • Plan and organise yoga classes. 
    • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships. 
    • Provide first aid. 
    Units of Competency within the Course
    Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.
    Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    International students must be 18 years of age or above and provide evidence of the following published entry requirements as stated below.  

    International students must:  

    A prospective student does not need to provide evidence of an English test score with their application if one of the following applies:  

    • Prospective student is a citizen and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.  
    • Prospective student has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.  
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO.  

     Please also note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. 

    Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations

    This course is timetabled for 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays.This time includes both face-to-face and self-paced training and assessment. 

    Students are required to attend 14 hours of classroom training per week and complete structured self-study of 6 hours per week. This is a mandatory component of a student’s study and student’s attendance, and participation will be monitored.  

    Unstructured Study/Homework is expected to be approximately 10 hours a week.  

    Modules: 

    • Safe Practice and Yoga Asanas 
    • Yoga Practices 
    • Yoga Teaching and Professional Practice 
    • Yoga Classes and Collaboration  

     Supervised Study 

    Students are required to undertake supervised study for 6 hours per week during each term and are provided with a plan (based on a 10-week period) that outlines the various learning activities to be undertaken to prepare them to undertake their summative assessment requirements.  

     Assessment Methods 

    • Written Questions  
    • Case Studies  
    • Presentations  
    • Role Plays and Practical Demonstrations – Simulated  
    • Projects  

    Training Locations

    Brisbane
    Level 4, 243 Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000
    Stretch Yoga Level 2/129 Margaret St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 

    Melbourne
    Bourke St Campus – Level 6, 601 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    Bourke St Campus – Level 1, 601 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    Bouverie St Campus – Melbourne University Sport Lincoln Square Fitness, Level 1, 183 Bouverie Street, Carlton VIC 3053 

    Sydney
    Quay St Campus (Head Campus) – Level 3, 1-59 Quay Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    York St Campus – Level 1, 65 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 

    Student Support 

    ALG provides a variety of support services to students. 

    Support comes from Student Advisors, Senior Trainers, the allocated trainer/assessor, and the Course Coordinator. 

    Student Advisors offer support throughout a student’s studies and can help with the following information:  

    • Support services 
    • LLN services 
    • Legal services 
    • Emergency and health services 
    • Facilities and resources 
    • Complaints and appeals processes 
    • Suspension/deferment.  

     Additional sources of student services information available include:  

    • Student Services Booklet  
    • ALG Student Handbook 
    • Online Student Centres – found on our websites  
    • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers, or electronic messages  

    LLN Support Classes
    ALG will offer LLN classes to assist students with their literacy and communication skills. These classes will run for 1.5 hours a week for 9 weeks each term. 

    Counselling Support
    ALG provides a free counselling service. Students can book an appointment to see a professional counsellor for support with their studies or personal issues. Students book online via alg.edu.au/counsellingservice.  

    Student Requirements

    Dress Code: All students need to wear appropriate yoga attire during practical classes so that Trainers and Assessors can assess and correct student’s posture and alignment. 

    Electronic Devices:All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They arenot provided for students. Refer to theBYOD Policyin the student handbook.  

    Timetable

    Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

    Last reviewed: 10 January 2024

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