Professional Development (PD) Course Registration Requirements for Yoga Therapy

Yoga Australia recognises the prerogative of each training provider to teach from their own unique perspective and has allowed for flexibility regarding which tools to emphasise within and beyond the required knowledge of certain subjects.

Course registration should include supporting documentation that includes the details below.

PD Course Overview

Students (the target participants for this course are:)
Entry Requirements (list any specific course entry requirements for example, language literacy, anatomy and physiology knowledge or pre-requiste qualifications)

PD Course Outcomes

Attendance Requirements
Course Requirements (what do students need to successfully do to complete the course
Course Competencies (by the end of the course, what will students be able to demonstrate they can do)
Wording on Certificate given on successful completion
Course Feedback (Feedback will be sought by the following process:)

Feedback and input from students and other stakeholders will be sought, gathered and acted upon, where necessary, on a regular basis.

Teaching and Assessment Overview

Refer to the instructions below for abbreviations to use in the Teaching and Assessment table. For example, under the Mode of Delivery column, if your courses is delivered in the classroom, use IP (In Person) as the abbreviation.

Curriculum AreaComplete the row/s relevant to the curriculum/competency being delivered.
DescriptionDescribe the objectives of the course and the content being covered.
HoursDocument the hours that will spent covering the content.

C – Contact Hours (i.e. in class) SS – Self Study Hours
Modes of deliveryDescribe how the delivery of training will take place. Choose from the following abbreviations:

IP – In Person 
SS – Self Study OL – Online 
O – Other (describe)
Learning activitiesOutline the learning activities that will be used in each curriculum area. Choose from the following abbreviations:

E – Experiential practice R – Research
RJ – Reflection and journaling  H – Hypothetical and scenarios
W – Workshop/group discussion. I – Inquiry – discussion, questioning, formulating information
C – Collaborative A – Application of existing knowledge
O – Other (describe)
AssessmentCompetency based training is training that is designed to allow a learner to demonstrate their ability to do something in contrast to grading their performance with a score. APD is competency based training. Outline the way in which students will be assessed on their skills and knowledge in each curriculum area. Choose from the following abbreviations:

OB – Observation and Oral Questioning W – Workbooks 
P – Practical tasks. S – Simulation
R – Research SA – Short answer
E – Extended writing M – Multiple choice
O – Other (describe)
Teacher & MentorInclude the name of the teacher and mentor (if required) that are delivering the training for each curriculum area.

Teaching and Assessment table

Demonstrate how the course content maps to the Yoga Therapy Educational standards 

Curriculum Area DescriptionHours TeacherMode of Delivery Learning ActivitiesAssessment
Yoga Foundations C
Biomedical and Psychological FoundationsC
Yoga Therapy tools and Therapeutic SkillsC
Professional PracticeC