Byron Yoga Centre is one of Australia’s leading yoga teacher training schools and one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia, established in 1988. Byron Yoga Centre has been a Registered Training Organisation since 2009. We welcome students from all over the world – Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania.

10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching

10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching

10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is designed for students who have a passion for yoga and want to become a teacher. It includes theoretical and practical aspects of teaching yoga with a focus on teaching methodology and real teaching experience plus yoga classes to deepen your personal practice.

We now offer Long-Term Student Accommodation!

We understand the stresses of finding affordable student accommodation in Byron Bay. That’s why we have just opened up additional rooms in our beautiful Byron Yoga Retreat Centre for students accepted into our 10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. We have quad share, twin share and single rooms available for short term or long term stays.

We also have nightly rate options for those driving to Byron Yoga Centre from the Gold Coast, Brisbane or other areas outside Byron Bay.

See accommodation options and prices here.

The course was a great opportunity to grow as a human being, to create a sense of community, to learn how to conduct a safe and good yoga class. I am so happy I did it. One of the best courses of my life.

Certificate IV Graduate

I have absolutely loved my time here. Love the teachers. Love learning. Love yoga! Thank you.

Certificate IV Graduate

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!

Certificate IV Graduate

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

5 Reasons to Study Yoga with Byron Yoga Centre, Australia

Byron Yoga Centre is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia, established in 1988. Byron Yoga Centre has been a Registered Training Organisation since 2009. John Ogilvie, the founder of Byron Yoga Centre is one of the most respected yoga teachers.

Byron Yoga Centre is one of the few yoga organisations in Australia that operate as a RTO (Registered Training Organisation).

We restrict our numbers to a maximum of 24 students in each class, so you are assured of quality training. The experienced trainers are passionate about supporting your professional and personal yoga journey.

Byron Yoga Centre is one of the very few yoga schools in Australia which offers students the opportunity to teach public classes during the course.

Our friendly team offers international students support with all aspects of their journey in Australia.

Working and Living in Byron Bay

When living and Studying in Byron Bay, students have an opportunity to soak up the beautiful beaches, unspoilt hinterland, and relaxed lifestyle. Home to artists, musicians, dancers, writers, surfers, healers and of course yogis express their diversity and individuality. We’ve put together a few of our favourite things to do in Byron. Read about them here.

If you are granted a student visa, you are permitted to work a maximum of 48 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 48 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.

Find out more about student visa’s here.

If you are accepted into our training, we are now offering a fantastic opportunity to stay LONG TERM at our retreat centre in Byron Bay.

For those just arriving in Byron Bay we are providing three FREE nights accommodation with all meals included.

We also offer accommodation in our spacious quad-share cabins with shared bathrooms on site at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. Price including all meals is $425. Learn more about our accommodation options here.

As a student at Byron Yoga Centre – you will receive free yoga at our town studio classes running daily. See timetable here. 

How to Apply

  1. Students complete application form below
  2. Application interview is arranged, documents requested and evidence is provided by the student
  3. Letter of Offer is issued by Byron Yoga Centre
  4. Student Acceptance: return signed forms and payment of deposit is arranged
  5. Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) is issued by Byron Yoga Centre
  6. Health cover arrangements (OSHC) by the student
  7. Student Visa application with the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration)
  8. Student makes payment of balance of fees
  9. Once visa is granted, student travels to Australia and sets up living arrangements, mobile phone, bank account, etc.
  10. Student arrives at Byron Yoga Centre Studio for Orientation and commencement of the course

Upcoming Enrolment Dates

Name Course Dates
G34 July 2024 Start: 08/07/2024
End: 07/07/2025
G35 October 2024 Start: 30/09/2024
End: 29/09/2025
G36 January 2025 Start: 20/01/2025
End: 19/01/2026
G37 April 2025 Start: 14/04/2025
End: 13/04/2026

Have questions about your application? Contact us now!

About the Course

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. The Certificate IV course comprise units and includes interesting and useful workshops, covering sequencing and assisting, philosophy, pranayama, meditation and applied anatomy.

A key aspect of the course is the methodology for teaching asana, pranayama and meditation which enables graduates to gain a Level 1 200 hour and a Level 2 300 hour Teacher Training certificate, accredited with Yoga Alliance. Students can then apply for 500 hour RYT accreditation with Yoga Alliance. This certificate is internationally recognised as the standard qualification for yoga teachers.

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.

The course is 3 days each week with 2 days per week of 8 hours and 1 day of 4 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.

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.

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 Kara Goodsell | Marita Dortins | Bec Isaacs

The courses are held at both our studio in the town centre of Byron Bay at 6 Byron Street and at the training facilities at 50 Skinners Shoot Road.

Course Details

  • Qualification: 10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching
  • CRICOS Course Code: 102571E
  • Duration: 12 months (4 terms of 10 weeks)
  • Full Time: 20hrs per week (2 days of 8hrs + 1 day of 4hrs)
  • Delivery mode: Face to face, on campus
  • Assessments: Practical teaching, assignments + assessments
  • Cost: AUD$10,000 includes all learning materials
  • Vocational Outcomes: Yoga Teacher
  • Internationally recognised as the standard qualification for yoga teachers

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Units of Competency

  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
  • NAT10865001 Work within a fundamental yoga philosophical framework
  • NAT10865002 Perform and teach yoga practices
  • NAT10865003 Plan and instruct general yoga classes
  • NAT10865004 Deliver specialised classes to meet individual needs

Fees and payment options

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 are AUD$10,000 includes all training and learning materials. There is no application fee.

As an 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. Fees collected in advance from international students are protected under the provision of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS). 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 in Term by Term or Monthly Payment Plans

  • No enrolment fee
  • Deposit of only AUD$250 (non-refundable) payable upon acceptance of application before receiving the COE
  • Term by Term option: 1st payment of $1,250 due 2 weeks before course commencement and $2,125 x 4 payments due at the middle of each term
  • OR Monthly Payment Plan: 1st payment of $1,250 due 2 weeks before course commencement and $850 x 10 payments due at the first day of each month
  • Payment dates will be on the Letter of Offer

*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.

Application and Visa Requirements

You must demonstrate English Language Proficiency and hold an IELTS Certificate showing an Overall Band Score at a minimum level of 6.0. It is essential that students are able to read and understand written English and are able to communicate effectively in English.

  • Must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
  • A minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) hours of asana class instruction over a two (2) year period. This means attending 120 hours of yoga classes (at a studio, gym, or online), or completing home practice.
  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Have a laptop or access to a computer.
  • Students are required to undertake a pre-enrolment interview.

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 us for more information.

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.

Australian students enrolled in this course can apply for Austudy.

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.

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Purna Yoga Pty Ltd t/a Byron Yoga Centre | RTO No. 91522 | CRICOS ID. 03418E
10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. Course code: 102571E