Yoga Teaching Courses in Byron Bay & Melbourne
(International students can apply for a 1 year student visa to Australia. Australian students can apply for Austudy)
RTO No. 91522 | Course Code. 10540NAT | CRICOS Code. 03418E
COVID-19 response update 25 March 2020:
Our 10540NA Certificate IV in Yoga Yoga Teaching is now running through Zoom. Students can continue to study, to fulfil the requirements for their international student visas and gain their qualification. We are also offering individual Skype and phone support.
Our April 2020 course will start online on 20 April. While international students are unable to enter Australia at this time, if you are currently in the country and would like to apply please use the link below. You may then apply for a 12-month student visa. We are also hoping that students who enrolled in our course can start their study online from overseas, but we are waiting for clarification.
If you have any questions about upcoming intakes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Byron Yoga Centre, a dedicated yoga teacher training organisation, was established in 1988 and has been a Registered Training Organisation since 2009.
Byron Yoga Centre’s Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching runs for 12 months. Australian students enrolled in this course can apply for Austudy. International students accepted for the Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching Course can apply for 1 year Australian student visa. For more details on how to obtain the student visa, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website. Byron Yoga Centre does not offer any other courses for which students can obtain a visa, we operate exclusively as a yoga teacher training centre.
To offer this high standard of teacher training, Byron Yoga Centre is an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) in Australia which is similar to a TAFE, and all our trainers are nationally recognised training and assessment trained trainers.
Byron Bay Intakes
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|G17 April 2020||20/04/2020||19/04/2021||$10,000.00|
|G18 July 2020||15/07/2020||14/07/2021||$10,000.00|
|G19 October 2020||05/10/2020||04/10/2021||$10,000.00|
|G20 January 2021||27/01/2021||26/01/2022||$10,000.00|
|G21 April 2021||19/04/2021||18/04/2022||$10,000.00|
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|G9M April 2020||20/04/2020||19/04/2021||$10,000.00|
|G10M July 2020||15/07/2020||14/07/2021||$10,000.00|
|G11M October 2020||05/10/2020||04/10/2021||$10,000.00|
|G12M January 2021||27/01/2021||26/01/2022||$10,000.00|
|G13M April 2021||19/04/2021||18/04/2022||$10,000.00|
This course runs in two locations (the study days will be advised closer to the start date.). If accepted into the course you can choose from Byron Bay and Melbourne.
The Melbourne training is held at a studio in Fitzroy. The Byron Bay course is run from the Byron Yoga Centre studio in the centre of town and at the training facilities at 50 Skinners Shoot Road. Please note: The trainings in Byron Bay are not at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre.
The course is a total of 805 hours with 20 hours per week for 39 weeks plus 25 hours in week 40. The 40 weeks are divided into 4 terms of 10 weeks with holiday periods. There will be 2 days per week of 7.5 hours and 1 day of 5 hours including face to face instruction, yoga practice, online research, reflective practice journaling, yoga teaching experience plus assignments and assessments. You will be provided with a timetable closer to your start date.
The program is divided into practical workshops and theory sessions which cover the key elements for developing the skills and knowledge to teach yoga safety and confidently. The session subjects include anatomy and physiology, sequencing, adjustments and corrections, use of props, women’s health and more. A key aspect of the course is the methodology for teaching asana, pranayama and meditation.
The Certificate IV course comprise units (listed below) and includes interesting and useful workshops, covering sequencing and assisting, philosophy, pranayama, meditation and applied anatomy, remedial yoga and Yin yoga.
1 year Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching AUD$10,000
The indicative course fees shown apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant year only. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
*In accordance with ESOS Act
The tuition fees of AUD$10,000 includes all training and learning materials. There is no application fee.
As a RTO, Byron Yoga Centre is required to implement a process or strategy that will ensure that fees collected in advance from students are suitably protected.
Accordingly, no more than 50% of the entire course fee will be requested upfront. Byron Yoga Centre will manage a designated bank account in this regard, where all tuition collected in advance from international students will be housed until the student commences the course.
Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching fees are payable as follows:
- Deposit of AUD$1500 payable upon acceptance of application
- A further $3,500 due on the first day of the course term 1
- A payment of AUD$2,500 required at the end of term 1
- A final payment of AUD$2,500 required at the end of term 2
*In the event that a student receives a student visa refusal notice prior to course commencement, an administration fee of AUD$250 will be retained by Byron Yoga Centre and all other monies paid by the student will be refunded.
Please note, a student will be deemed to have defaulted as per Section 47 of the ESOS Act 2000 where the following occurs:
- A student does not start or fails to arrive on the first day of the course as nominated by Byron Yoga Centre (this includes Orientation)
- The student withdraws from the course whilst in Australia (before the start date)
- Entry into the course refused by Byron Yoga Centre because either the student has failed to pay the required upfront fees; the student has breached a condition of their visa; or other misbehaviour by the student.
Once the student has been granted a visa, in the case of a student default as stated above, no refund is applicable except at the discretion of Byron Yoga Centre.
Course information in detail
The course is comprised of 10 units of competency.
- YGTWOR401A Work within a yoga school framework
- YGTPRC402A Perform a range of Yoga practices
- YGTTEA403A Teach a general yoga class
- HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations
- TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
- CHCLAH006 Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
- CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
Byron Yoga Centre applies the principles of validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility in all assessments.
The objective of assessment is for the student to show that they have achieved the unit’s competencies. Students may be assessed by one or more of the following methods:
- Observation – the completion of a specified task or set of procedures, normally performed under close supervision, using a detailed checklist.
- Oral questioning– a response is provided to a series of questions presented in order to demonstrate understanding of principles or reasoning behind the action taken.
- Case study– an opportunity to display problem solving and decision making skills is provided in a simulated context.
- Multiple choice– a question or incomplete statement followed by several options [usually 4 – 5] from which the trainee selects the appropriate answer/s.
- Written short answer– a written response item consisting of a question/s with answers of a single word, a few words, a sentence, or a paragraph.
- Project– an exercise or investigation based on a real life situation, generally requiring a significant part of the work being carried out without supervision, and involving the completion of a project report.
You must demonstrate English Language Proficiency and hold an IELTS Certificate showing an Overall Band Score at a minimum level of 5.5. It is essential that students are able to read and understand written English and are able to communicate effectively in English.
A minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) hours of yoga practice over a two (2) year period, which must be verified by their Yoga teacher. This teacher should hold a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours certification.’
Potential students must be over 18 years of age.
A pre-enrolment interview will be organised in order to access your yoga experience.
You must have a laptop or access to a computer to complete online homework.
You may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning; however it should be noted that only Australian qualifications will be accepted by Byron Yoga Centre and that such Recognition could affect the term of your visa. Direct Credit Transfer for certain units of competency may be available depending on your prior study. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Working while studying in Australia
If you are granted a student visa, you are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session, and unlimited hours when your course is out of session. Please note you cannot work until you have commenced your course in Australia.
Work that is formally registered as part of your course is not included in the 40 hours per fortnight limitation.
Students must comply with the work conditions for student visa (subclass 500) holders. Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website.
PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE APPLYING:
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HANDBOOK (download here)
REFUND (download here)
COMPLAINTS POLICY (download here)
POLICIES and PROCEDURES (download here)
How to apply
Please complete the online application form. Just click on the green ‘Apply’ button on the dates table at the top of the page.
Tel: +61 (2) 6685 8327 (outside Australia)
(02) 6685 8327 (inside Australia)
Application Step-by-Step Process Model:
- Student enquiry and Application online or via email
- Application interview is arranged, documents requested and evidence is provided by the student
- Letter of Offer is issued by Byron Yoga Centre
- Student Acceptance: return signed forms and payment of deposit is arranged
- Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) is issued by Byron Yoga Centre
- Health cover arrangements (OSHC) by the student
- Student Visa application with the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration)
- Student makes payment of balance of fees
- Once visa is granted, student travels to Australia and sets up living arrangements, mobile phone, bank account, etc.
- Student arrives at Byron Yoga Centre Studio for Orientation and commencement of the course
Under the guidance of Byron Yoga Centre’s Director and veteran yoga teacher, John Ogilvie, the teaching staff on this course are all experienced and dedicated. You’ll be inspired by our resident and guest yoga teachers alike, who ‘walk their talk’, living the yoga lifestyle, and are all knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects.
Other teachers include:
“I have absolutely loved my time here. Love the teachers. Love learning. Love yoga! Thank you.” – Certificate IV Graduate, 2011
“I learnt so much studying with the Byron Yoga Centre. I felt really supported by the teachers and enjoyed connecting to my group. Thank you! Marta from Italy.” Certificate IV Graduate, 2017
Find a list of Agents Byron Yoga Centre is currently engaged with here
Training Location – Byron Bay
The Byron Bay courses are held at our studio in the centre of Byron Bay at 6 Byron Street and at the training facilities at 50 Skinners Shoot Road (not at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre).
Training Location – Melbourne
The Melbourne trainings are held at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne, Level 1, 110 – 112 Argyle St, Fitzroy. This is a fantastic area for cafes and shops.
“This environment that you all continually create is so valuable. I have never felt more supported and safe in my entire life than I do here at Purna. I never want to leave. I have such love, admiration and respect for absolutely everyone here. You are all absolutely fantastic!” Certificate IV Graduate, 2011.
Byron Bay – General Information
Cape Byron is Australia’s most easterly point, located on the North Coast of New South Wales. With its numerous beaches, unspoilt hinterland, and relaxed lifestyle, Byron Bay is a popular tourist destination. It is also a place where artists, musicians, dancers, writers, surfers, healers and of course yogis express their diversity and individuality.
The town has all major facilities: a hospital, cinema, supermarket, health food stores and great restaurants, as well as a flourishing alternative health industry. Bicycle is the easiest way to get around town and easily organised through Byron Yoga Centre.
The average summer temperature is 21C – 28C, and average winter temperature is 15C – 21C, There are also periods of heavy rainfall, especially in summer. The area has a total annual rainfall of 1734mm. Byron Shire has a population of close to 30,000, while the town of Byron Bay has a population of about 9,000.
Byron Bay is located just off the Pacific Highway, 800kms north of Sydney, 175kms south of Brisbane. Airports are located in Ballina (30mins south) or Coolangatta (60mins north) and buses and trains arrive regularly.
The following websites provide information about Byron Bay and the surrounding area:
Melbourne – General Information
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. The Fitzroy area is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, 3 km north-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District.
Melbourne’s alternative side is full-force in Fitzroy, the inner-city mecca for all things cool and kooky. Wander along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy’s main drag, for tonnes of vintage clothing stores and second-hand bookshops. Take your pick from an array of cafés and restaurants, like the famous vegetarian spot Vegie Bar.
The following websites provide information about Melbourne and the Fitzroy area: