Montessori Foundation Course

AMI Montessori Foundation Course

Course Description

A prerequisite to the AMI Teacher Diploma course is completion of the AMI Foundation Course, which is a 5-week full-time preparatory course run prior to the start of the 6-12 course. This course will be run at the Sydney Montessori Training Centre (SMTC) in November 2020.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to attend an intensive course to discover the Montessori philosophy and approach to supporting child development. The course content includes the development of the 3-6 year old including an overview of the theory and concepts introduced in Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture. There is specific focus on the materials and activities that prepare the child for the 6-12 work.

This great insight will assist educators, parents, carers as well as those considering studying for the AMI 6-12 Diploma and the AMI 3-6 Diploma course in the future.


AMI Montessori Foundation Course Certificate of Completion

Delivery Mode

On campus

  • Theory and Practical lectures
  • Nine hours of observation
  • Assignments


Five weeks full-time

Entry Requirements

By application and interview via the SMTC Application Form for Foundation and Certificate Courses.

We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. This course is open to anyone wishing to know more about the Montessori philosophy.

Course Dates 2020

November 2020 – complete schedule available soon


Sydney Montessori Training Centre – Rozelle, Sydney NSW

AMI Foundation Course Outline

For a full outline of the course delivery and units download the SMTC Foundation Course Outline.

Foundation Course Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions are outlined in the Foundation Course Q&A.

Qualification Authorising Body

The Certificate of Completion is awarded by SMTC along with 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 Certificate of Completion is internationally recognised.