AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma

Courses currently in progress

Sydney  – January 2022 – July 2023 
Perth – January 2022 – July 2023 
Melbourne –  September 2021 – July 2023

Please find further details outlined below. 

 

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

Association Montessori Internationale

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. 

 

Directors of Training

  • Amy Kirkham 
  • Kay Urquhart

 

Delivery Mode

  • 400 hours of classroom based training
  • 140 hours of supervised practice with Montessori materials
  • 170 hours of Observation and Practice Teaching

 

Course Schedules

  • Sydney – block mode January 2022 – July 2023 
    Block 1 – 2022 – Online 
    Wednesday 5 January 12-3pm
    Saturday 8 January 12-3pm
    Monday 10 January 12-3pm
    Wednesday     12 January 12-3pm
    Saturday 15 January 12-3pm
    Monday 17 January 12-3pm
    Wednesday     19  January 12-3pm
    Saturday 22 January 12-3pm
    Saturday 12 February 12-3pm
    Saturday 26 February 12-3pm
    Saturday 12 March 12-3pm
    Saturday  26 March 12-3pm

     

    Block 2 – 2022 
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Friday  20 June – 15 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Online
    Saturday 6 August 5–8pm
    Saturday 20 August 5–8pm
    Saturday 3 September 5–8pm

     

    Block 3 – 2022 
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Friday  26 September – 7 October 9am – 4:30pm
    Online
    Saturday 15 October 12–3pm
    Saturday 22 October 12–3pm
    Saturday 29 October 12–3pm
    Saturday 5 November 12–3pm

     

    Block 4 – 2022
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Wednesday 5 – 21 December 9am – 4:30pm

     

    Block 5 – 2023
    Face-to-Face
    Tuesday – Wednesday 3 – 25 January 9am – 4:30pm

     

    Block 6 – 2023
    Face-to-Face
    Tuesday – Friday 11 – 21 April 9am – 4:30pm

     

    Block 7 – 2023
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Friday 26 June – 7 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Thursday 10 – 13 July Oral Exams

     

    * Graduation Friday 14 July 2023

    The online sessions of this course are live online lectures. They must be attended via Zoom when they are scheduled to meet AMI’s 90% minimum attendance requirement. 

     

    *Applications are closed for this course

     

This course is being delivered in a blended format online and in the training centre in Rozelle, Sydney.

 

Trainers

Kay Urquhart and Amy Kirkham


  • Perth – block-mode, from January, 2022 – July 2023 – Blended Format

    Block 1 – 2022 
    Online
    Wednesday 5 January 9am–12pm
    Saturday  8 January 9am–12pm
    Monday 10 January 9am–12pm
    Wednesday 12 January 9am–12pm
    Saturday 15 January 9am–12pm
    Monday 17 January 9am–12pm
    Wednesday 19  January 9am–12pm
    Saturday 22 January 9am–12pm
    Saturday 12 February 9am–12pm
    Saturday 26 February 9am–12pm
    Saturday 12 March 9am–12pm
    Saturday 26 March 9am–12pm

    Block 2 – 2022 
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Saturday  27 June – 2 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Saturday  4–9 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Saturday  11–16 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Online
    Saturday 6 August 3–6pm
    Saturday 20 August 3–6pm
    Saturday 3 September 3–6pm

    Block 3 – 2022 
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Friday  19–24 September  9am – 4:30pm
    Tuesday – Saturday 27 September – 1 October 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Friday  3–7 October 9am – 4:30pm
    Online
    Saturday 15 October 12–3pm
    Saturday 22 October 12–3pm
    Saturday 29 October 12–3pm
    Saturday 5 November 12–3pm

    Block 4 – 2022
    Online
    Saturday 15 October 3–6pm
    Saturday 22 October 3–6pm
    Saturday 29 October 3–6pm
    Saturday 5 November 3–6pm

    Block 5 – 2023
    Face-to-Face
    Monday – Saturday 2–7 January 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Friday 9–13 January 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Friday 16–20 January 9am – 4:30pm
    Online
    Friday 10 February  6 – 8pm
    Friday 24 February  6 – 8pm
    Friday 10 March  6 – 8pm
    Friday 24 March  6 – 8pm

    Block 6 – 2023
    Face-to-Face
    Tuesday – Saturday 11–15 April 9am–4:30pm
    Monday – Wednesday 17 – 19 April 9am–4:30pm
    (Includes written exam A and B)

    Block 7
    Monday – Saturday 10–15 July 6 – 8pm
    Monday – Friday 17–21 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Friday 24–28 July 9am – 4:30pm
    Saturday 29 July Graduation

 

The online sessions of this course are live online lectures. They must be attended via Zoom when they are scheduled to meet AMI’s 90% minimum attendance requirement. 

 

  • Placement 1: 2 weeks of observations followed by 1 week of practice teaching to be completed by 4th July 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 to between January and April 2023 

 

*Applications are closed for this course 

 

Trainer

Amy Kirkham

 

Scheduled times are Perth local time


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

Please note: Due to the current Pandemic and recent lockdown in Melbourne the first block of the AMI 3-6 Diploma will be delivered online. All times at AEST.

School Holidays 2021
Monday–Friday 20–24 September 2021 5.30pm – 8.30pm (online)
Saturday 25 September 2021 9am–12noon and 1pm–3pm (online)
Monday–Friday

27 September – 1 October 2021

5.30pm to 8.30pm (online)
* Asynchronous (work off line to be completed in your own time) will also be provided in the form of guided readings, recorded information and practical tasks.
 
Term 4 2021
Fridays   1pm – 5pm
* Flexible options will be offered for those unable to attend Fridays — please contact the office for further details.
  Saturdays 9am – 4.30 pm
  From 15th October –            17th December inclusive 2021  
Term 1 2022 Fridays 1pm – 5pm
  Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
  Friday, 4th February –    Saturday, 2nd April 2022  
School Holidays

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

9am – 4.30pm
  Wednesday, 20th April – Saturday, 23rd April 2022 9am – 4.30pm
Term 2 2022 Fridays 1pm – 5pm
  Saturdays 9 am – 4.30 pm
  From Friday, 10th June – Saturday, 25th June 2022  
Term 3 2022 Fridays 1pm – 5pm
  Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
  From Friday, 2nd September – Saturday, 17th September 2022  
Term 4 2022 Fridays 1pm – 5pm
  Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
  From Friday, 14th October – Friday, 16th December 2022  
Term 1 2023  Fridays 1pm – 5pm
  Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
  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 1pm – 5pm
  Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
  From Friday, 19th May – Saturday, 24th June 2023  
School Holidays

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

9am – 4.30pm
  Monday, 3rd July –                Friday, 7th July 2023        (includes Oral Exams) 9am – 4.30pm
Graduation Saturday, 8th July 2023 TBC
 
 
*Applications are closed for this course
 
 
  • 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 1st June, 2023

Trainer

Amy Kirkham

Scheduled times are Melbourne local time

 

Training Locations
  • 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

 

 

Application requirements

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

  • Current resume
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • A short 2 page essay written in the applicant’s own words on why you want to undertake the diploma and what brought you to Montessori
  • 3 written signed reference letters (1personal, 2 professional)
  • If English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (or equivalent of 6 is required to undertake a diploma. 
  • Visa documentation for non residents
  • It is an AMI requirement that all Diploma students hold current membership with them for the duration of their course. AMI membership costs 30 Euro for a 12 month period. AMI requires that SMTC collect membership fees on their behalf. 
 

How To Apply

 
Course outline and completion requirements