AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate

AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation course


Course Description

The Association Montessori Internationale 3-6 Orientation Certificate course is designed to give an overview of the 3-6 child and a clear understanding of Montessori philosophy regarding children of this age. This course is suitable for any adult who wants to better understand the Montessori approach to child development, including parents, grandparents and carers; teachers, student teachers, specialist teachers, classroom assistants and school administrators.



AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate
Qualification Authorising Body
The Certificate is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale and does not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
AMI is considered as the worldwide leader in Montessori education. Its certified training is acknowledged for its rigour and authenticity and the Certificate is internationally recognised.
The Certificate does not automatically qualify the holder to educate 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.


Delivery Mode
The course components include lecture, reading and discussion and practical activities for a total of 60 hours. There are nine additional hours of observation, and students must submit an observation report, three short papers and handmade materials during the course.


Course Schedules


Monday, 16th August – Saturday, 11th September 2021

Part-time online, all times are AEST.


Date Time
Monday, 16th August 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Wednesday, 18th August 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday, 21st August 2021 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
Monday, 23rd August 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Wednesday, 25th August 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday, 28th August 2021  9.30 am – 12.00 pm
Monday, 30th August 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Wednesday, 1st September 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday, 4th September 2021  9.30 am – 12.00 pm
Monday, 6th September 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Wednesday, 8th September 2021 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday, 11th September 2021  9.30 am – 12.00 pm



  • Amy Kirkham

This course will be delivered online in a part-time format

30 hours online:  You are required to be online for all the live lecture sessions outlined above. 

30 hours offline: Including recorded information, guided reading, material making and practice of movements and oral language.

Log in details will be provided to students.  

The “face to face” aspects facilitating connection are still present with synchronous (in real time) online components as well as times for you to complete tasks independently.

Entry Requirements
Required Reading
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Child in the Family
  • Education for a New World
  • The Absorbent Mind


Course outline and completion requirements


Course Fees
$1,300 (Excluding material and books)

The Course was a great opportunity to expand my understanding of the Montessori approach to education. As a parent and preschool committee member I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect further with the stories, interactions and moments I feel I only catch a glimpse of from my son. Education is a lot more than what just happens in the classroom. It’s enriched the conversations I now have with my son’s teachers and spurred me on to explore career opportunities in a Montessori environment.