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. 


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


Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic the upcoming 6-12 Diploma has been postponed. We are in the process of confirming new dates commencing in 2021. Once these details have been finalised they will be posted on our website. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office on 02 9395 2799.

Dates and time

Block 1, Summer 2020 – 2021 Postponed

  • 7th December to 18th December, 2020: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 4th January to 22nd January, 2021: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Seminar 1

  • 20th September to 1st October, 2021

Block 2, Summer 2021 – 2022

  • 29th November to 22nd December, 2021: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 3rd January to 21st January, 2022: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Seminar 2

  • 26th September to 7th October, 2022

Block 3, Summer 2022-2023

  • 28th November to 22nd December, 2022: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 2nd January to 25th January, 2023: 9:00am to 5:00pm


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 full time 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
  • 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