Pre-Primary Stage (3-6 years) Certificate for Assistants

AMI Montessori 3-6 Assistants Certificate

Course Description

The Association Montessori Internationale 3-6 course is intended to help adults become able Assistants in a Montessori environment. It includes the philosophy needed to work effectively in this position as well as the instruction of practical skills useful in the environment. The Assistants Course is designed to give an overview of the 3-6 child and a clear understanding of Montessori philosophy regarding children of this age. This course is suitable for any adult who wants to better understand the Montessori approach to child development, including parents, grandparents and carers; teachers, student teachers, specialist teachers, classroom assistants and school administrators.

Award

AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate 3-6
 
Qualification Authorising Body
The Certificate 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 Certificate is internationally recognised.
 
The Certificate does not automatically qualify the holder to educate as a teacher’s aide or assistant in other educational settings. The state or country in which the Certificate-holder wishes to work may have other assistant requirements that must be fulfilled.
 
Delivery Mode
 
The course components include lecture, reading and discussion and practical activities for a total of 60 hours. There are nine additional hours of observation, and students must submit an observation report, three short papers and handmade materials during the course.
 
Melbourne 2019
  • 60 hours of classroom based training part-time on the following days and times – Wednesdays 4:30pm to 8:30pm, Fridays 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm; plus
  • 9 hours of observations in a Pre-Primary classroom.

Sydney 2020

Twelve consecutive weekdays on campus comprised as follows:

  • 60 hours of classroom based training full-time over two weeks; plus
  • 9 hours of observations in a Pre-Primary classroom directly at the conclusion of the classroom based training.

Duration

  • Melbourne – part-time over four Wednesday and Friday afternoons and four full Saturdays, plus 9 hours of observations in a Pre-Primary classroom.
  • Sydney – full-time over ten consecutive weekdays, including observations, plus assessment.

Entry Requirement

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

Melbourne Course Dates 2019

  • Wednesday 6th November 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 8th November 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9th November 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 13th November 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 15th November 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 16th November 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 20th November 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 22nd November 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 23rd November 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 27th November 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 6th December 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 7th December 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sydney Course Dates 2020

Monday 3rd February to Tuesday 18th February.

For a full outline of the course delivery and units download the SMTC 3-6 Assistants Course Outline.

The Course was a great opportunity to expand my understanding of the Montessori approach to education. As a parent and preschool committee member I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect further with the stories, interactions and moments I feel I only catch a glimpse of from my son. Education is a lot more than what just happens in the classroom. It’s enriched the conversations I now have with my son’s teachers and spurred me on to explore career opportunities in a Montessori environment. Jo, AMI 3-6 Assistants Certificate holder