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.
- AMI Montessori Diploma Primary 6-12 years
- AMI Montessori Foundation Course
- AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate Primary 6-12 years
- AMI Montessori Diploma 3-6 years
- AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy Certificate 3-6 years
- AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy Certificate 0-3 years
The Primary Stages (6-12 years) Diploma course is commencing again in December 2020 by part-time block-mode. 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 3-6 Diploma course is being delivered by trainer Amy Kirkham, and hosted at the Kalker Montessori Centre in Melbourne, commencing January 2020.
The respective AMI Montessori Diploma training course, along with local teacher accreditation requirements, certifies you to become a Montessori Director in either the 3-6, 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.