AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate

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

Association Montessori Internationale

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.



  • Amy Kirkham


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.

  • 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.


Course Schedules


October – November 2022
Monday 10 October 5:30 – 8pm
Wednesday 12 October 5:30 – 8pm
Monday 17 October 5:30 – 8pm
Wednesday 19 October 5:30 – 8pm
Monday 24 October 5:30 – 8pm
Wednesday 26 October 5:30 – 8pm
Monday 31 October 5:30 – 8pm
Wednesday 2 November 5:30 – 8pm
Monday 7 November 5:30 – 8pm
Wednesday 9 November 5:30 – 8pm
  • Times are in AEST.


How to apply


Course Fees

$1,300 (Excluding material and books)

Required Reading

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


Course outline and completion requirements



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.