2 Year Advanced Yoga Teaching, Yoga Business Management and Ayurvedic Qualification in Byron Bay & Melbourne

Prerequisite: Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. If you don’t have this then sign up for the Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching and the Diploma (total 3 years) and enjoy a discount on fees

(International students can qualify for a 2 or 3 year student visa to Australia. Australian students can apply for Austudy)

RTO No. 91522 | Course Code. 10677NAT | CRICOS Code. 03418E

Byron Bay Intakes

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
D7 January 2020 27/01/2020 26/01/2022 $20,000.00
D8 April 2020 20/04/2020 19/04/2022 $20,000.00
D9 July 2020 13/07/2020 12/07/2022 $20,000.00
D10 October 2020 12/10/2020 11/10/2022 $20,000.00
D11 January 2021 25/01/2021 24/01/2023 $20,000.00
D12 April 2021 26/04/2021 25/04/2023 $20,000.00
D13 July 2021 12/07/2021 11/07/2023 $20,000.00
D14 October 2021 04/10/2021 03/10/2023 $20,000.00


Melbourne Intakes

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
D3M January 2020 27/01/2020 26/01/2022 $20,000.00
D4M April 2020 20/04/2020 19/04/2022 $20,000.00
D5M July 2020 13/07/2020 12/07/2022 $20,000.00
D6M October 2020 12/10/2020 11/10/2022 $20,000.00
D7M January 2021 25/01/2021 24/01/2023 $20,000.00
D8M April 2021 26/04/2021 25/04/2023 $20,000.00
D9M July 2021 12/07/2021 11/07/2023 $20,000.00
D10M October 2021 04/10/2021 03/10/2023 $20,000.00


Byron Yoga Centre’s two year Diploma is the ultimate yoga teaching certification. Along with a program to impart advanced teaching skills; it also includes training in Ayurveda and in small business management.

The Diploma of Purna Yoga Management goes way beyond the standard Level 1 and Level 2 trainings and a prerequisite is the 800 hour Certificate IV qualification. The course incorporate several specialist teaching areas that will provide the participants with an array of skills such as Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Yin yoga, Restorative Yoga and Remedial Yoga. Although the Diploma includes these advanced yoga teaching skills it is so much more – hence its name is the Diploma of Purna Yoga Management.

The Diploma can qualify international students for a 2 years Australian student visa and if you need to first complete the Certificate IV then you would need to apply for a 3 years visa. For more details on how to obtain the student visa, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website.

Course Overview

This training will build on the Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. You will study advanced asana and philosophy and you will expand your yoga teaching skills, working to develop, teach and monitor personal yoga programs. You will also undertake units in Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Remedial Yoga.

A key aspect of the course is the in-depth study of Ayurveda – the sister science of yoga. You will learn to make client assessments and to tender Ayurvedic lifestyle advice.

You will also gain the skills and knowledge to manage a small business such as a yoga studio or health centre. Plus this course will deepen your own yoga practice and further your personal growth.

The Qualification

Gaining a Diploma demonstrates you have integrated practical and theoretical concepts and achieved an advanced level of understanding. Diploma qualifications are set at Level 5 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Meaning they sit above a Certificate IV and below an Advanced Diploma and a Bachelor Degree. You will also get certificates in Yin yoga, Restorative Yoga and Remedial Yoga.


This course runs 2 days a week in two locations (the study days and times will be advised closer to the start date.). 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 training facilities at 50 Skinners Shoot Road. Please note: The trainings in Byron Bay are not at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. 


The Diploma of Purna Yoga Management is from 9am-6pm two days a week and run over a 104 weeks (2 years) which is divided into 8 terms of 10 weeks each. There will be 40 teaching weeks and 12 weeks holidays per year and these dates will be advised after enrolment. During term times students are required to attend sessions for two days each week. Training will consist of fifteen hours of face to face lectures and practical, and five hours of assignments per week.


  • 2 year Diploma Course AUD$20,000
  • 3 year Certificate IV ($10,000) and Diploma pay a total of just AUD$27,500

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant 2 years only. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
*In accordance with ESOS Act

The tuition fees are AUD$20,000 which includes the required props to use in class, manuals and books. There is no application fee. If you are enrolling for both courses, then a discount applies and the cost will be only AUD$17,500.

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. 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.

Diploma fees are payable as follows:

  • Deposit of AUD$1500 payable upon acceptance of application
  • A further AUD$3500 due two weeks prior to course commencement
  • Balance of 6 payments of AUD$2500 required every 3 months

*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.

Course information in detail

The course is comprised of 10 units of competency that are transferable within the ASQA education system. These are:

  • YGTMYS501 Manage a Yoga School
  • YGTAYP502 Perform A range of Advanced Purna Yoga Practices
  • YGTTEA503 Teach an advanced Purna Yoga Class
  • HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic Lifestyle Assessments
  • HLTWHS004 Manage Work Place Health & Safety
  • HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic Lifestyle Advice
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • BSBLDR511 Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence
  • BSBADM504 Plan and Implement administrative systems
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Application requirements

A Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is a prerequisite. You can undertake this one year course with Byron Yoga Centre in either Byron Bay or Melbourne.

You must demonstrate English Language Proficiency and hold an IELTS Certificate showing an Overall Band Score at a minimum level of 5.5, if you have completed the Certificate IV with another organisation.

You must demonstrate your yoga background. A pre-enrolment interview will be organized in order to access your yoga experience if you have completed the Certificate IV with another organisation.­­

You must have a laptop or access to a computer to complete the 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. For RPL enquiries, contact: admin@byronyoga.com

Working while studying in Australia

As a student visa holder, 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.



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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)

Email: education@byronyoga.com

Application Step-by-Step Process Model:

  1. Student enquiry and Application online or via email
  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


Teaching Faculty

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:

John Ogilvie | Kara Goodsell | Davina Kruse | Michael Nazar


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 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.


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:

www.byronbay.com  | www.echo.net.au | www.byronbaynow.com | www.byronbay.org

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:

www.melbourne.vic.gov.auwww.visitvictoria.comwww.lonelyplanet.comwikipedia.org – Fitzroy