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, classroom assistants and 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 an online learning format with the approval of AMI.

Course Schedules

Friday, 11th June – Monday, 19th July 2021 – ongoing

Part-time online, all times are AEST.


Week Date Time
Week 1 Friday, 11th June  6 pm – 9.15 pm
  Saturday, 12th June  10.00 am – 1.15 pm
  Sunday, 13th June  10.00 am – 1.15 pm
Week 2 Friday, 18th June  6 pm – 9.15 pm
  Saturday, 19th June  10.00 am – 1.15 pm
  Sunday, 20th June  10.00 am – 1.15 pm
Week 3 Friday, 25th June  6 pm – 9.15 pm
  Saturday, 26th June  10.00 am – 1.15 pm
  Sunday, 27th June  10.00 am – 1.15 pm
Week 4 Friday, 2nd July 6 pm – 9.15 pm
  Saturday, 3rd July 10.00 am – 1.15 pm
  Sunday, 4th July 10.00 am – 1.15 pm
Week 5 Saturday, 17th July 10.00 am – 1.15 pm
  Sunday, 18th July 10.00 am – 1.15 pm
  Monday, 19th July 6 pm – 9.15 pm


Student – 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




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)