AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate

Course Description

The Association Montessori Internationale 6-12 Orientation Certificate course is designed to give an overview of the 6-12 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 method for 6-12 year old children, including parents, grandparents and carers; teachers, student teachers, specialist teachers, classroom assistants and school administrators.


AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate



Delivery Mode

The course components include live online lectures, 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 and three short papers during the course. This online components of this course will be delivered via Zoom.

Course Schedule

September 2024 with Rebecca Dallam

5 – 29 September 2024
Thursday5 September6pm – 9.15pm
Friday6 September6pm – 9.15pm
Saturday7 September10am – 1.15pm
Sunday8 September10am – 1.15pm
Saturday14 September10am – 1.15pm
Sunday15 September10am – 1.15pm
Thursday19 September6pm – 9.15pm
Friday20 September 6pm – 9.15pm
Thursday26 September6pm – 9.15pm
Friday27 September6pm – 9.15pm
Saturday28 September10am – 1.15pm
Sunday29 September10am – 1:15pm
* All sessions are in AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) which is the timezone for Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Course Requirements

  • Students must be visible during all online sessions and actively engage in the sessions
  • Students must sign a digital code of conduct before the course begins
  • Students must be able to access and read the course reading selections – trainer to provide list only; students required to access the books independently

How to Register


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 a 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 in other educational settings. The state or country in which the Certificate holder wishes to work may have other requirements that must be fulfilled.

Required Reading

The following texts can be purchased from Montessori Materials Australia as well as other suppliers:

  • To Educate the Human Potential, Maria Montessori
    • Introduction
    • Chapters 1- 4
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Volume. 1
    • Chapter III – “My Contribution to Experimental Science”
  • From Childhood to Adolescence, Maria Montessori
    • Chapters 1-5
  • The Formation of Man, Maria Montessori
    • Part I
    • Part II, Chapter 1: Revelations and Obstacles’ Discipline; Health and Deviations
    • Part II, Chapter 2: The Acquisition of Culture; The Social Question of the Child
  • Education and Peace, Maria Montessori
    • Preface
    • Part 1, Chapter 1: Peace
    • Part 1, Chapter 3: Educate for Peace
    • Part 2, Chapter 6: Second Lecture
    • Part 2, Chapter 7: The Form Education must take to be able to help the World in our Present
    • Part 2, Chapter 11: My Method
    • Part 3, Chapter 14: The Education of the Individual

Course Outline and Completion Requirements

The AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate is awarded to those who complete all the following requirements. You must;  

  • maintain a minimum 90% attendance (your camera must be on and you need to be visible to the instructor to qualify as being in attendance);  
  • complete nine (9) hours of observation of children aged 6 to 12 years; 
  • complete an observation report; 
  • complete three (3) short 500-word papers; and 
  • prepare handmade materials. 

Course Fees

$1,400 plus GST (Excluding Materials and books)
GST is payable by Australian residents and non-residents located in Australia only. Non-residents outside of Australia for all parts of the course do not pay GST.