Diploma of Purna Yoga Management

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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 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 for 2018/2019

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
D1 July 2018 25/07/2018 24/07/2020 $20,000.00
D2 October 2018 17/10/2018 16/10/2020 $20,000.00
D3 January 2019 30/01/2019 29/01/2021 $20,000.00
D4 April 2019 10/04/2019 09/04/2021 $20,000.00


Melbourne Intake for 2019

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
D1M July 2019 15/07/2019 14/07/2021 $20,000.00
D2M October 2019 14/10/2019 13/10/2021 $20,000.00


Byron Yoga Centre’s two year Diploma is the ultimate yoga teaching certification and 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. Although the Diploma includes the 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 two year student visa and if you need to first complete the Certificate IV then you would need to apply for a 3 year visa. It comprises of 20 hours of study each week and allows recipients to work for 40 hours per fortnight in paid employment. For more details on this process email education@byronyoga.com

Course Overview

This training will build on the Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. You will expand your yoga teaching skills, primarily through working with individual clients to develop, teach and monitor personal yoga programs. 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 lifestyle advice, effectively positioning you as an Ayurvedic consultant. 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.


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 Byron Bay course is run from the Byron Yoga Centre studio in the centre of town and the Melbourne training is held at a studio in Fitzroy. Please note: The trainings in Byron Bay are held at our studio in the centre of Byron Bay at 6 Byron Street (not at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre). 


The Diploma of Purna Yoga Management is from 9am-6pm two days a week run over a 104 week (2 year) period, which is divided into eight terms of ten weeks each. There will be holidays between each term. 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.


  • 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

Tuition fees include all training, required props and learning materials.

As a Registered Training Organisation, 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 collected 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.

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
  • CHCHPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • BSBADM504 Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence
  • BSBADM504 Plan and Implement administrative systems
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake Small Business Planning

Entry 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.

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

You must complete an Application for Enrolment form and include details of your Yoga background and experience. Each application is considered on an individual basis. It is essential that students are able to read and understand written English and are able to communicate effectively in English.

Prior to commencement of training we encourage students to have a regular practice. The requirement for entry into the course is that students must have completed a Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching.

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 in Australia: Permission To Work

Applicants granted student visas will automatically receive permission to work with their visa grant. Most student visa holders will no longer need to apply separately in Australia for permission to work. Please note that you will NOT be able to work in Australian until the first official day of classes when the education provider will confirm your study commencement. Byron Yoga Centre will do this automatically on the first official day of classes, or you may request that they do.

Working While Studying

1. You are not permitted to start work until you have commenced your course of study

2. You can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during the term and unlimited hours when your course is not in session.

3. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) considers your course to be ‘in session’:

  • for the duration of the advertised semesters (including periods when exams are being held)
  • if you have completed your studies and your Confirmation of Enrolment is still in effect
  • if you are undertaking another course, during a break from your main course and the points will be credited to your main course.

For a full list of mandatory and discretionary student visa conditions: please click here



REFUND (download here)

COMPLAINTS POLICY (download here)

POLICIES and PROCEDURES (download here)

Australian Consumer Law

How to apply

Submit an online enquiry, just click on the green ‘Enrol’ button on the dates table above.

Tel: +61 (2) 6685 8327 (outside Australia)

(02) 6685 8327 (inside Australia)

Email: education@byronyoga.com

Application Step-by-Step Process Model:

STEP 1: Student enquiry and Enrolment Application online or via email

STEP 2: Letter of Offer by Byron Yoga Centre

STEP 3: Student Acceptance:
return signed forms, provide required evidence, payment of deposit is arranged

STEP 4: Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) is issued by Byron Yoga Centre

STEP 5: Health cover arrangements (OSHC) by the student

STEP 6: Student Visa application with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

STEP 7: Student makes payment of balance of fees

STEP 8: Student makes travel and/or accommodation arrangements

STEP 9: Student arrives in Australia and sets up living arrangements, mobile phone, bank account, etc

STEP 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 course intakes are held at our studio in the centre of Byron Bay at 6 Byron Street (not at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre). This is close to many cafes, the supermarket and to the beach.

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