AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma

SMTC Montessori 6-12 Diploma student during a practice session January 2022

Our next upcoming AMI 6-12 Diploma is in a blended format, with a mixture of online and in-person blocks. The in-person blocks will be held in Sydney. The course commences online in November 2024.

SydneyBlended block formatNovember 2024 to January 2027Rebecca Dallam

Information Session

Register for our next free online AMI Montessori Diploma Information Session to learn more about the course and hear from past students.


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 old.


AMI Montessori 6 to 12 Diploma*

Schedule- Sydney 2024


11 – 22 November 2024Weekdays4pm – 8.30pm
2 – 20 December 2024Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
2 – 24 January 2025Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
1 March 2025Saturday10am – 12 noon
2 August 2025Saturday10am – 12 noon
22 September – 10 October 2025Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
1 – 23 December 2025Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
2 – 23 January 2026Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
28 February 2026Saturday10am – 12 noon
6 June 2026Saturday10am – 12 noon
28 September – 9 October 2026Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
23 November – 18 December 2026Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
4 – 22 January 2027Weekdays9am – 4.45pm
* online sessions are generally given live online via zoom.
** All times are set in the timezone for Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
***breaks are included within the course hours specified.

Information Session

Register for our next free online AMI Montessori Diploma Information Session to learn more about the course and hear from past students.

Register for the next AMI Diploma information session

How To Register


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 statement written in the applicant’s own words on why you want to undertake the AMI 6-12 Diploma and what brought you to Montessori
  • 3 written signed reference letters (1 personal, 2 professional). A personal reference written by a family member will not be accepted.
  • If English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) of 6 is required to undertake an AMI Diploma.
  • Visa documentation for non-residents (prior to commencement of in-person blocks)
  • It is an AMI requirement that all AMI 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.


  • a Bachelors Degree or consideration of other relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Note: Several weeks of 3-6 content is now integrated into the AMI 6-12 Diploma such that undertaking a prior 3-6 course is no longer a prerequisite.

Course Fees

See our course fees page which includes discounts and payment plan information: Fees | Sydney Montessori Training Centre.

*Qualification Authorising Body

The AMI 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 6-12 years of age” and has “passed the written and oral examinations”.

The AMI 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.

Course outline and completion requirements

Required Reading

The following texts can be purchased from Montessori Materials Australia as well as other suppliers:

By Dr Maria Montessori

  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, vols 1-2
  • Education and Peace
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • Psychogeometry
  • Psychoarithmetic
  • Citizen of the World: Key Montessori Readings
  • The Montessori Approach to Music (Sarah Werner Andrews, ed.)

Recommended Reading 

  • The Discovery of the Child
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Formation of Man
  • Naria Montessori’s 1946 London Lectures
  • Education for a New World
  • The Child in the Family
  • The Child, Society and the World
  • What You Should Know about Your Child

Schedule- Course in Progress

Brisbane September 2023 to July 2025

Our schedule for the Brisbane course is set out in the following document for information purposes.

AMI 6-12 Diploma, Brisbane Course Schedule

Brisbane: Brisbane Montessori School Australia, 12 Mactier Street, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland 4069, Australia

Trainers: J McKeever and Rebecca Dallam (Co-Trainers)