AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma

AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma

 

Course Description

The Montessori 3-6 Diploma is an in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of children from three to six years of age. 

Award
AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma
 
Qualification Authorising Body
 
The Diploma 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 Diploma is internationally recognised. All Association Montessori Internationale Diplomas state the holder has “Studied the principles and practice of the Montessori method for children from 3-6 years of age” and has “passed the written and oral examinations”
 
The Diploma does not automatically qualify the holder to teach. The State or Country in which the Diploma-holder wishes to work may have other teaching requirements that must be fulfilled. 
 
Director of Training
  • Amy Kirkham 
(Melbourne course currently underway, due to complete in January 2021)  
 
Delivery Mode
  • 400 hours of classroom based training
  • 140 hours of supervised practice with Montessori materials
  • 170 hours of Observation and Practice Teaching

 

Duration
  • Block-mode/part-time – equivalent of one academic year
 
Dates and time

  • Sydney – block-mode, from April, 2021 to January, 2023 

 

Block Date Time
Block 1 Monday, 12th April –            Friday, 23rd April 2021 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 2 Monday, 28th June –      Saturday, 10th July 2021 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 3 Monday, 27th September – Saturday, 9th October 2021 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 4 Monday, 10th January –      Friday, 28th January 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 5 Monday, 4th April –        Saturday, 16th April 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 6 Monday, 4th July –                Friday, 15th July 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 7 Monday, September 19th – Friday, September 30th 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 8 Monday, 9th January –  Saturday,  28th January 2023 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

 

  • Placement 1: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching between July and September 2021
  • Placement 2: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching between February and June 2022
  • Placement 3: 3 weeks of practice teaching between July to December 2022

**  In the event that travel restrictions are still in place we will begin the theory lecture online first.  We don’t anticipate restrictions will still be in place by the second block beginning in July 2021

 


  • Melbourne – part-time, commencing September, 2021 to June, 2023 

 

Term Date Time
School Holidays Monday, 20th September – Saturday, 25th September 2021 9 am – 4.30 pm
  Monday, 27th September – Friday, 1st October 2021 9 am – 4.30 pm
Term 4 2021 Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From 5th November –            17th December inclusive 2021  
Term 1 2022 Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  Friday, 4th February –    Saturday, 9th April 2022  
School Holidays

Monday, 11th April –      Thursday, 14th April 2022

9 am – 4.30 pm
  Wednesday, 20th April – Saturday, 23rd April 2022 9 am – 4.30 pm
Term 2 2022 Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From Friday, 13th May – Saturday, 25th June 2022  
Term 3 2022 Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From Friday, 2nd September – Saturday, 17th September 2022  
Term 4 2022 Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From Friday, 14th October – Friday, 16th December 2022  
Term 1 2023  Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From Friday, 3rd February – Saturday, 25th March 2023  
Paper A Saturday, 18th March 2023 TBC
Paper B Saturday, 25th March TBC
Term 2 2023 Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From Friday, 19th May – Saturday, 24th June 2023  
School Holidays

Monday, 26th June –            Friday, 30th June 2023

9 am – 4.30 pm
  Monday, 3rd July –                Friday, 7th July 2023        (includes Oral Exams) 9 am – 4.30 pm
Graduation Saturday, 8th July 2023 TBC
 
 
 
  • Placement 1: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching to be completed in Term 1 2022
  • Placement 2: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching to be completed by Term 3 2022
  • Placement 3: 3 weeks of practice teaching to be completed by Term 4 2022

  • Perth – block-mode, from January, 2022

 

Block Date Time
Block 1 Monday, 3rd  January –  Saturday, 29th January 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 2 Monday, 27th June –      Saturday, 16th July 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 3 Monday, 19th September – Friday, 7th October 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 4 Monday, 2nd January –        Friday, 20th January 2023 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 5 Tuesday, 11th April –      Thursday, 20th April 2023 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Block 6 Monday, 10th July –        Saturday, 29th July 2023 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
 
 
  • Placement 1: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching between January and June 2022
  • Placement 2: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching between October and December 2022
  • Placement 3: 3 weeks of practice teaching between January to April 2023

Location
  • Melbourne: Kalker Montessori Centre, 1-3 Estelle St, Bulleen, VIC 3105, Australia
  • Perth: Rockingham Montessori School, 7 Attwood Way, Rockingham, WA 6168, Australia
  • Sydney: Sydney Montessori Training Centre, 756 Darling St, Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia
 
Course Fees

$14,000

 

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors Degree, or consideration of other relevant qualifications and experience

 

Application requirements

AMI Montessori Diploma course applicants are required to provide the following with their application:

  • Current resume
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • Short essay, written in the applicant’s own words
  • Signed reference letters

 

  • It is an AMI requirement that all Diploma students hold current membership with them for the duration of their course. AMI membership costs 40 Euro for a 12 month period. AMI requires that SMTC collect membership fees on their behalf. 
 

How To Apply

 
Course outline and completion requirements