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 the only training centre in Australia authorised to deliver Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori courses for the 0-18 age-levels. 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 AMI accredited training centres, including SMTC,  are staffed by highly qualified AMI teacher trainers who undertake a rigourous program of study and experience over many years to prepare to take on the role of AMI trainer. Students on AMI Diploma Courses are examined by external examiners, appointed by AMI, to further ensure the high standard and integrity of the courses. SMTC runs shorter courses online and AMI Diplomas in a mixture of online and in-person formats in four Australian cities being Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.


SMTC offer the following AMI Courses:
  • AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation Certificate 
  • AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma
  • AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate
  • AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma
  • AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate
  • AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma 
  • AMI Montessori Foundation Course (now integrated in the AMI 6-12 Diploma)
  • AMI Montessori 12-18 Introductory Certificate
  • AMI Montessori 12-18 Diploma
  • AMI Montessori Administrators Certificate
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 AMI Diploma does not automatically qualify the holder to teach. The State or Country in which the AI Diploma holder wishes to work may have other teaching requirements that must be fulfilled. 
The AMI Certificate does not automatically qualify the holder to work as a teacher’s aide or assistant.  The State or Country in which the AMI Certificate holder wishes to work may have other requirements that must be fulfilled.