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 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, three short papers and handmade materials during the course. This online components of this course will be delivered via Zoom. 

Course Schedule

  • Online: Thu, 4 August – Sat, 28 August 2022
    Date   Time
    Thursday & Friday 4 & 5 August 6–9:15pm
    Saturday & Sunday   6 & 7 August 10am–1:15pm
    Thursday & Friday 11 & 12 August 6–9:15pm
    Saturday & Sunday 13 & 14 August 10am–1:15pm
    Thursday & Friday 18 & 19 August  6–9:15pm
    Saturday & Sunday  20 & 21 August 10am–1:15pm
    Thursday & Friday 25 & 26 August 6–9:15pm
    Saturday 28 August 10am–1:15pm


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)