AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma

AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma


Course Description

The study of Montessori pedagogy and child development as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human beings, their endeavours and relationship with the universe for children from six to twelve years.

AMI Montessori 6 to 12 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. It qualifies the holder to work in a pre-existing 6-12 classroom or to start a new classroom. All Association Montessori Internationale Diplomas state the holder has “Studied the principles and practice of the Montessori method for children from 6-12 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. In New South Wales, all teachers must be accredited to teach through the NSW Education Standards Authority.
Delivery Mode
  • 440 hours of classroom based training – full-time over three Summers and two Seminars
  • 140 hours of supervised practice with Montessori materials – four weeks full-time during term time
  • 210 hours of Observation and Practice Teaching – three weeks observation full-time and four weeks practice teaching full-time all during term time
  • Full-time Block format – one academic year equivalent over three Summers and two Seminars. 
  • 8 Zoom meeting sessions throughout the course


  • Sydney Montessori Training Centre, 756 Darling St, Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia



Dates and times

29th November 2021 – 23rd January 2024

Block Dates Times
Block 1 November 29th – December 22nd 2021 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  January 3rd – January 28th 2022 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Seminar 1 September 26th – October 7th 2022 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Block 2 November 28th – 21st December 2022 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  January 3rd – January 20th 2023 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Seminar 2 September 25th – October 6th 2023 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Block 3 November 27th – December 22nd 2023 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  January 3rd – January 23rd 2024 9.00 am – 5.00 pm


Zoom Meetings Dates Times
2022 Saturday, 26th February 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm 
  Sunday, 27th March 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Saturday, 25th June 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Sunday, 24th July 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
2023 Saturday, 25th February 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Sunday, 26th March 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Saturday, 1st July 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Sunday, 6th August 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Applications are closing on Monday, 16th August 2021.

The AMI 612 Diploma Application form must be received by our office by Monday, 16 August 2021.

We require applications by this date to ensure that we provide adequate time to process and approve your application and to allow you to prepare for your scheduled meeting with Rebecca Dallam, the Director of Training prior to the AMI Foundation course start date of Monday 25, October 2021.

To provide the high quality, authentic training experience AMI training is renowned for, it is important each course has a minimum number of students. This is to ensure that a collaborative and diverse learning environment can be maintained throughout the course. 

Please contact our office on 02 9395 2799 if you are unable to complete your application by Monday, 16 August 2021. Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. 

First interviews for acceptance on this course will be held on Sunday, 18th and Thursday, 22nd July 2021. To secure your place on this course it is recommended that you provide your completed application form and supporting documentation to SMTC prior to this date. 

Places are strictly limited!

Entry Requirements



  • Bachelors Degree, or consideration of other relevant qualifications and experience; and
  • AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma OR the AMI Montessori Foundation Course Certificate*

*5 week preparatory course run prior to the start of the Diploma course


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)


  • 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