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,
10697NAT – Diploma of Yoga Teaching
CRICOS Course Code
Full Time 12 months
(4 Terms x 10 Weeks)
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Studio Owner/Manager, Program Coordinator, Specialist Yoga Teacher
The job 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
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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 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
HLTAID003 | 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
Entrants must have:
- Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please 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. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
- Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.
- Be over 18 years of age; and
- Meet the requirements for working with children in the relevant Australian State/Territory.
Academic Entry Requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent and above.
The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing a range of yoga activities. Manual handling is also required.
Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist students to learn to yoga, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.
Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations
This program is timetabled for 805 hours over a course duration of 52 weeks This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced, distance) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 135 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 65 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.
The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (640 hours) and the remaining 20% (160 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.
The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1285 hours (805 structured hours and 480 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.
Training and Assessment
Your classroom learning will take place in both theory classrooms and studios. This means your classes will have similar equipment, educational and physical resources to those you will find in a yoga studio.Where possible, students will be allocated to different studios throughout their course, in order to experience different levels of facilities and resources. This will mean that students are able to modify their yoga classes based on the facilities available to them.In your classes you can expect to take the role of student and instructor, engage in roleplays, create yoga classes 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 students’ 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.
- Written Knowledge Assessments
- Case Studies
- Role Play – Simulated Workplace Situation
- Practical Demonstrations
You will undertake over half of your timetabled study program in a 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 practical tasks and a practical exam.
Your training will occur on campus, and within a studio.
The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.
Student 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
- 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.