AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate

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 and classroom assistants; school administrators.


AMI Montessori 6-12 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 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.
  • Rebecca Dallam
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.

In the current Covid-19 Pandemic and the challenges this brings we are planning to be able to deliver this course in a blended learning format with the approval of AMI.

Participants are required to attend both the online lectures and one of the Face to Face blocks in Melbourne or Brisbane. Locations are listed below. 


Online                        All online times provided are Sydney time!

  • Monday 6th July – Saturday 11th July  1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily
  • Tuesday 14th July 3 hours 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
  • Thursday 16th July 3 hours 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
  • Tuesday 21st July 3 hours 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
  • Thursday 23rd July 3 hours 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

          And one of the blocks below

Brisbane Face to Face 

  • Monday 21st  – Friday 25th September 2020  (School Holidays)   

          9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. daily


Melbourne Face to Face

  • Thursday 10th  – Monday 14th September 2020 

          9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. daily


Face-to-face learning location
  • Melbourne: Melbourne Montessori School – 6 Roselea St, Caufield South, VIC 3162
  • Brisbane: Brisbane Montessori School – 12 Mactier St, Fig Tree Pocket, QLD 4069


Entry Requirement
Required Reading
  • 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


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