Diploma of Yoga Teaching

CRICOS Course Code | 112588B 

Course Overview

The 11150NAT Diploma of Yoga Teaching is designed to prepare individuals to function as professional yoga teachers who are able to apply yoga therapeutically. It reflects the role and skills needed to teach yoga and meditation at a more specialised level in a group setting, one-on-one situation, or to individuals with specific needs at various stages of life.

Students are enabled to build on their learned skills and develop abilities in advanced yogic consultation techniques by applying foundational principles of therapeutic yoga, yogic lifestyle, and yoga philosophy. They also learn how to undertake research in order to provide a professional service within their scope of practice and how to deal with students who have special needs and chronic conditions. Students will further develop their skills in yoga teaching, sequencing and yoga lifestyle program design for various individual client needs that address physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

The Diploma course enables graduates to work effectively with clients using yoga-based therapeutic tools with the aim of enhancing their health and wellbeing and to work alongside other industry professionals when needed.

What do you learn in a Diploma of Yoga Teaching?

Students will learn how to: 

  • Make yoga lifestyle assessments. 
  • Adapt yoga to meet different life stages. 
  • Refine pranayama teaching skills. 
  • Refine asana teaching skills. 
  • Refine meditation and relaxation teaching skills. 
  • Refine yoga Philosophy. 
  • Manage personal health and wellbeing. 
  • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet. 
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease. 
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships. 
  • Research and apply evidence to practice. 
  • Work with diverse people. 

    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 program coordinator 
    • Yoga group instructor 
    • Yoga studio manager 
    • Yoga studio owner 


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    Career Opportunities

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

    • Yoga teacher 
    • Yoga program coordinator 
    • Yoga group instructor 
    • Yoga studio manager 
    • Yoga studio owner 

     Students who complete this course may undertake further study in research, management, or in the development of physical fitness techniques. 


      Yoga Lifestyle and Philosophy

      • Make yoga lifestyle assessments.
      • Refine yoga Philosophy.
      • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet.

      Health and Wellbeing

      • Adapt yoga to meet different life stages.
      • Manage personal health and wellbeing.
      • Address the needs of people with chronic disease.

      Advanced Pranayama and Research

      • Adapt yoga to meet specific needs.
      • Refine pranayama teaching skills.
      • Research and apply evidence to practice.

      Refine Yoga Teaching Skills

      • Refine asana teaching skills.
      • Refine meditation and relaxation teaching skills.
      • Work with diverse people.


      Units of Competency within the Course

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

      Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

      Prerequisites for entry into the course requires that students must have completed a nationally recognised Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. 

      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.  


      • Yoga Lifestyle and Philosophy 
      • Health and Wellbeing 
      • Advanced Pranayama and Research 
      • Refine Yoga Teaching Skills 

      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 includes:  

      • 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 on campus. Students can drop in or make an appointment to see a professional counsellor for support with their studies or personal issues. Students book online via alg.edu.au/counselling service.  

      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.


      Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

      Last reviewed: 10 January 2024

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