Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching

Byron Yoga Centre

Course details

CRICOS course code: 087664G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching doubles your qualifications in yoga teaching. Not only is it recognised with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia, but it is also an ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) accredited national course, which can enhance its international standing because Australia has one of the most internationally recognised vocational education systems anywhere in the world. Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching meets the requirements of quality assurance contained in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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 first two terms of the Certificate IV course comprise the 200 hour Level 1 and the 300 hour Level 2. You then move onto the additional Certificate IV units (listed below) and Level 3. These terms include interesting and useful advanced workshops, covering advanced sequencing and assisting, philosophy, pranayama, meditation and applied anatomy, remedial yoga and Yin yoga.

Throughout the year you will also benefit from daily asana classes to deepen your practice and ongoing practical teaching experience under the supervision of senior Byron Yoga Centre teachers.

The Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is a prerequisite for our 2 year Diploma in Purna Yoga Management.


10540NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is run over a 52 week period, which is divided into 4 terms of 10 weeks each. There will be 40 teaching weeks and 12 weeks holidays and these dates will be advised after enrolment. During term times students are required to attend training on 2 days each week. Training will consist of fifteen hours of face to face lectures and practical, and five hours of online homework per week.

Course information in detail

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

  • 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
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage 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

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,000 Per Year 14 Oct 2019
27 Jan 2020
20 Apr 2020
12 months Full time Melbourne Campus
Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne
Level 1, 110 - 112 Argyle Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

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.

You must have an interest and some experience in Yoga; you do not need to be an expert as there is time over the year to improve your yoga practice. The minimum requirement for entry is that students must have attended a minimum of 10 classes in any yoga studio. A pre-enrolment interview will be organized in order to access your yoga experience.

You must have a lap top or access to a computer to complete on line homework.


Byron Yoga Centre
50 Skinners Shoot Road
North Coast New South Wales 2481
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