About Us

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 a training centre in Australia authorised to deliver Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori courses. The Association Montessori Internationale accredits training centres throughout the world which offer AMI Diploma courses that are internationally recognised for their high standard and authenticity.

Each year thousands of teachers and classroom assistants are trained worldwide. 

All accredited training centres, including SMTC,  are staffed by highly qualified AMI teacher trainers. Students on the Diploma Courses are examined by external examiners, appointed by AMI, to further ensure the high standard and integrity of the courses. Training centres may also run courses at more than one geographical site.


SMTC offer the following AMI Courses:
  • AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma 
  • AMI Montessori Foundation Course
  • AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate
  • AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma
  • AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate
  • AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation Certificate 
  • AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma
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. 
The Certificate does not automatically qualify the holder to work as a teacher’s aide or assistant.  The State or Country in which the Certificate holder wishes to work may have other requirements that must be fulfilled.