AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma

Upcoming Courses – 2023

Melbourne –  September 2023 – January 2025

 

Courses – 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

  • Next year: Melbourne –  Blended part-time – 4 September 2023 – 24 January 2025
Online
4–15 September 2023 (inclusive) Mondays 6 – 9pm
Wednesdays 6 – 9pm
Fridays 6 – 9pm
18 September Monday 9am – 12pm
20 September Wednesday 9am – 12pm
22 September Friday 9am – 12pm
Face-to-face 
23 September 2023 Saturday 9am – 4:30pm
25–30 September 2023 Monday – Saturday 9am – 4:30pm
Face-to-face 
6 October –  9 December 2023 (inclusive) Fridays 1–5pm
Saturdays 9am – 4:30pm
Face-to-face
9 February – 23 March 2024 (inclusive) Fridays 1–5pm
Saturdays 9am – 4:30pm
Online
Saturday 20 April 2024 9am – 12pm
Saturday 4 May 2024 9am – 12pm
Saturday 18 May 2024 9am – 12pm
Saturday 1 June 2024 9am – 12pm
Face-to-face
Saturday 15 June 2024 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday 22 June 2024 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday 29 June 2024 9am – 4:30pm
Face-to-face 
5 July – 14 September 2024 (inclusive) Fridays 1 – 5pm
Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
12 October – 23 November 2024 (inclusive) Fridays 1 – 5pm
Saturdays 9am – 4.30pm
30 November 2024 Saturday Full day
6 December 2024 Saturday Full day
Face-to-face 
6–10 January 2025  Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm
13-18 January 2025 Monday – Saturday 9am – 4.30pm
24 January 2025 Friday Graduation (TBC)
 
 
Placement 1: 2 weeks of observation and 1 week of practice teaching to be completed in Term 1 2024
Placement 2: 2 weeks of observation and 1 week of practice teaching to be completed in Term 2 2024
Placement 3: 3 weeks of practice teaching to be completed by Term 4 2024

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. 

Trainer:  Amy Kirkham


  • Courses Underway

*Applications are closed for this course

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. 

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

Trainers: Kay Urquhart and Amy Kirkham

* Scheduled times are Sydney local time


Perth SCHEDULE – block-mode January, 2022 – July 2023

*Applications are closed for this course 

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. 

Trainer:  Amy Kirkham

* Scheduled times are Perth local time


*Applications are closed for this course

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