Courses

Sydney Montessori Training Centre (SMTC) welcomes enrolments for 2019 AMI Assistant courses and workshops and 2020 AMI Diploma and Assistant courses.

AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma

The AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma course is run by AMI Trainer Rebecca Dallam as a full-time course that commenced in March 2019 and is being offered again in 2020 full-time and in part-time, block-mode. A prerequisite to the course is completion of the AMI Montessori Foundation Course, which is a 5-week full-time preparatory course run prior to the start of the 6-12 course.

  • Full-time, one academic year, commencing March 2020
  • Part-time, block-mode, commencing December 2020

AMI Montessori Foundation Course

The AMI Montessori Foundation Course consists of 150 hours of theoretical training at SMTC, plus an additional nine hours of observation of a 3-6 years environment.  The course is a prerequisite for those without an AMI Montessori (3-6 years) Diploma, who wish to undertake the AMI Montessori (6-12 years) Diploma.

The Foundation Course may be may be undertaken by anyone interested in exploring Montessori education in the First Plane of Development.

  • Commencing 3rd February 2020

AMI Montessori 6-12 Assistants Certificate

The AMI 6-12 Assistants Certificate course consists of 60 hours of theoretical training at SMTC, plus an additional nine hours of observation in a Primary class setting.  The theoretical training is delivered full-time over a two week period. This course has been completed for 2019.

  • 2020 dates available soon

AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma

The AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma course is being delivered by trainer Amy Kirkham, and hosted at the Kalker Montessori Centre in Melbourne, commencing January 2020. The course, offered by block-mode/part-time, consists of at least 400 hours of classroom-based training, 140 hours of supervised practice and 170 hours of observation.

  • Block-mode/part-time, commencing January 2020 in Melbourne

AMI Montessori 3-6 Assistants Certificate

The AMI 3-6 Assistants Certificate course consists of 60 hours of theoretical training at SMTC, plus an additional nine hours of observation in a Pre-Primary class setting.  The course, including theory and observations, is offered full-time over ten consecutive weekdays. 

  • Commencing 6th November 2019 in Melbourne
  • Commencing 3rd February 2020 in Sydney

AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy (0-3) Certificate

The AMI Assistants to Infancy (0-3) Certificate course consists of 60 hours of theoretical training at SMTC, plus an additional nine hours of observation in a 0-3 class setting. The theoretical training is delivered part-time over Friday evenings and Saturdays on alternate weekends and commences in September 2019.

  • Commencing 13th September 2019; concluding 23rd November 2019 – alternate Friday evenings (4:00pm to 8:00pm) and Saturdays (9:00am to 4:00pm)

See the relevant course pages for further details: