Key Facts

Sydney Montessori Training Centre (SMTC) is a national organisation committed to providing quality training to the Montessori community and to those interested in becoming qualified in the Montessori method.

SMTC is one of the only training centres in Australia authorised to deliver Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori courses. AMI was established by Maria Montessori and affiliates training centres around the world. AMI courses are recognised internationally for their authenticity and quality.

SMTC offer AMI training courses in the following:
  • AMI Montessori Diploma Primary 6-12 years 
  • AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate Primary 6-12 years
  • AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy Certificate 0-3 years
  • AMI Montessori Foundation Course

The Primary Stages (6-12 years) Diploma course is offered full-time commencing in March 2020 or part-time commencing in December 2020. The course is run by AMI Trainer Rebecca Dallam and is held at SMTC premises in the vibrant Inner West of Sydney. A full-time Diploma course is currently underway in 2019 and those interested in observing the program can contact the training centre regarding availability.

The AMI Montessori Diploma training course, along with local teacher accreditation requirements, certifies you to become a Montessori Director in either the 6-9 or 9-12 years classroom. The Assistant training courses are short courses for those interested in the Montessori philosophy and in becoming a Montessori Assistant.

Qualification Authorising Body
The Diploma and Certificates are awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale and do not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
The Diploma does not automatically qualify the holder to teach. The state or country in which the Diploma-holder wishes to work may have other teaching requirements that must be fulfilled. In New South Wales, all teachers must be accredited to teach through the NSW Education Standards Authority.
The Certificate does not automatically qualify the holder to educate as a teacher’s aide or assistant in other educational settings. The state or country in which the Diploma-holder wishes to work may have other assistant requirements that must be fulfilled.