When I started looking to do my Yoga Teacher Training I was so overwhelmed by the all the courses available out there from online to face to face, 200, 300, 500 hrs, intensive, 4 weeks in bali (ohhh that sounds good) … accredited, certified…… ARRRRR…. What does all of this even mean?
And what does it mean to me?
Well the difference really means a lot. It means that the people putting the course together are actually trained and qualified in designing the training and assessment material so that everything you need to be successful in your career is thoroughly covered and you will be able to obtain work in the industry. An accreditation also means that the course is nationally recognised and that only a registered training organisation (RTO) can issue a nationally recognised qualification or Statement of Attainment following its full or partial completion.
So what makes it an accredited course:
- It meets industry, enterprise or community needs
- It provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- It meets national quality assurance requirements
- It is aligned to the appropriate level of the Australian Qualifications
Framework where it leads to a qualification.
Once a course has been accredited, it is listed on the My Skills website, your website for the skills you need to be an accredited yoga teacher. You can use this website to check if a course is accredited by typing in the course code or the area in which you want to study.
The Yoga House only employs yoga teachers with a minimum 10137NAT Certificate IV in Remedial Yoga Teaching certification. COTY offers this comprehensive course that is nationally recognised, not only in the fitness industry, but the complementary health care system too. Plus the added bonus of business studies, how to reach your clients in the digital age and how to develop and maintain successful client relationships.