Diploma of Yoga Teaching

CRICOS Course Code | 098602G

Course Overview

The Diploma of Yoga Teaching allows you to build on the CIV Yoga towards becoming a Specialist Yoga Teacher. You will deepen your knowledge and skills with advanced subjects of Yoga, meditation and philosophy. You will learn the principles of Yoga Therapy and how to deal with students who have special needs and chronic conditions. You will also undertake learning on Yoga for the stages of life including yoga for pregnancy, children’s yoga and yoga for the aged.

What do you learn in a Diploma of Yoga Teaching?

The Diploma of Yoga Teaching course will prepare you to:

  • Develop courses and programs utilising advanced Yoga techniques

  • Conduct Yoga lifestyle and nutritional assessments

  • Adapt yoga for different life stages including pregnancy, children and the aged. Conduct Yoga classes for students with chronic conditions or special needs

  • Undertake research in yoga projects

  • Apply Yoga philosophy concepts in yoga classes, workshops and retreats.

  • Deliver first aid.

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Advanced Yoga Teaching Techniques,

  • Advanced Pranayama (breath) Techniques,

  • Advanced Meditation Techniques,

  • Yoga Lifestyle & Nutrition Assessments

  • Yoga for Life Stages,

  • Yoga for Special Needs,

  • Yoga for Chronic Disease,

  • Yoga Research,

  • Yoga Philosophy.

Quick Facts


Diploma of Yoga Teaching

CRICOS Course Code



Full Time 12 months
(4 Terms x 10 Weeks)


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


Yoga Teacher
Yoga Studio Owner/Manager
Program Coordinator
Specialist Yoga Teacher


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Career Outcomes

The career outcomes for this course are:

  • Yoga teacher employed in Yoga studios (General, Private + Specialist Yoga classes)
  • Yoga Studio Owner / Manager
  • Wellbeing / Yoga Program Coordinator
  • Freelance Yoga Teacher (General, Private + Specialist Yoga classes)
  • Yoga Teacher specialized in Workshops, Training and Retreats
  • Specialist yoga teacher (Special Needs, Prenatal, Children, Aged Yoga)

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • At the Diploma level, the qualification offers comprehensive training into advanced Yoga teaching techniques and Yoga as therapy. Those qualified, will have the specialised skills needed to work with individuals at various life stages, tailor classes for special needs or offer a deeper teaching practice into pranayama (breath), asana (postures), yoga philosophy and meditation.

Additional outcomes include:

  • The attainment of an Advanced First Aid Certificate.

Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

    Units of Competency within the Course

    Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.

    Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work as a specialised yoga teacher.

    The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

    Prerequisites for entry into the course requires that students must have attained the ten core units from 10696NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching, which are:

    • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
    • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
    • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
    • YOGTCH001 Develop and maintain yoga practice
    • YOGTCH002 Plan and organise yoga classes
    • YOGTCH003 Teach basic yoga techniques
    • YOGTCH004 Apply anatomy and physiology to yoga teaching

    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. 

    Homework is expected to be approximately 10 hours a week.

    Training and Assessment

    Your class room learning will take place in both theory classrooms and yoga studios. 

    In your classes you can expect to take the role of client and instructor, engage in roleplays, create programs and simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace. You will learn and develop your knowledge to plan for your clients’ care.

    In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.
    A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

    Assessment Methods

    Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role-plays, case studies, observations, and short answer questions. Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment for classroom-based assessment.

    Practical Classes

    You will undertake some of your timetabled study program in a yoga studio. In this practical you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to successfully complete a range of tasks including a log book and practical assessment.

    Training Locations

    Your training will occur on campus and within a yoga studio. Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

    Student Support

    The primary learning support comes from our Student Experience Team and from our Trainers and Assessors.

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

    • Support services
    • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
    • Legal services
    • Emergency and health services
    • Facilities and resources;
    • Complaints and appeals processes

    Additional sources of student services information available includes:

    • Student Services Booklet
    • ALG Student Handbook
    • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
    • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
    Student Requirements
    • 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.
    • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.
    • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.

    Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

    Last reviewed: 10 October 2023

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