Courses

Sydney Montessori Training Centre (SMTC) enrolling now for 2020 AMI Diploma and Orientation Certificate courses!

SMTC sincerely hopes you are all staying safe and as well as you can be amidst the uncertainties and changing requirements and recommendations due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please be assured that we are committed to continuing to serve the Montessori community–current students, graduates as well as schools and families. 
 
We are pleased to be able to offer the AMI Orientation courses (previously known as the Assistant Certificate) for each age group.  The name change more accurately reflects the nature of the course which aims to provide participants with an orientation to Montessori theory and practice for different age groups.

 

In the current times with the challenges this brings, the Orientation courses will be delivered online or in a blended format with the approval of AMI.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of the SMTC learning community.

 

AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma course

The AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma course provides in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy and child development as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human beings, their endeavours and relationship with the universe for children from six to twelve years.

Prerequisite

AMI 3-6 Diploma OR completion of the AMI Foundation Course.

The AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma course brochure

 

AMI Montessori Foundation course

The Foundation Course provides a basic understanding of essential developmental theory and pedagogical principles as applied in Montessori education. It is also a prerequisite for those wanting to enrol in the 6 to 12 Diploma whom do not already hold an AMI 3 to 6 Diploma.

The AMI Montessori Foundation course outline

 

AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation course

The AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation course helps interested adults become informed, capable and supportive assistants to a trained elementary (6-12) teacher. The programme also serves as an information course for administrators of schools and parents. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI 6 to 12 Diploma.

The AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation course brochure

 

AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma course

The AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma is an in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of children from three to six years of age.

The AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma course brochure

 

AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation course

The AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation course is an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre or preschool classroom. The course is also useful for parents, carers, and childcare professionals from other fields who would like an in depth understanding of the Montessori approach to education. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI 3-6 Diploma.

The AMI 3-6 Orientation course brochure

 

AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation course

The AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation course is designed to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community. This course is helpful for administrators, classroom assistants, nannies, doulas, carers and childcare professionals and anyone interested in human development in the critical first years of life. It is an invaluable insight into the child for parents, parents-to-be and grandparents. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI Assistants to Infancy training (studying pregnancy, birth and the child up to the age of three).

The AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation course brochure