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 Foundation Course

The Primary Stages (6-12 years) course is a full-time course commencing in March 2019. The course will be run by AMI Trainer Rebecca Dallam and be held at SMTC premises in the vibrant Inner West of Sydney.

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 course is a short course for those interested in the Montessori philosophy and in becoming a Montessori Assistant.

 
Qualification Authorising Body
 
The Diploma and Certificate are awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale and does 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.