Primary Stages (6-12 years) Certificate for Assistants

AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate Primary 6-12

Course Description

The Association Montessori Internationale 6-12 Assistants Course is designed to give an overview of the 6-12 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 method for 6-12 year old children, including parents, grandparents and carers; teachers, student teachers, specialist teachers and classroom assistants; school administrators.


AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate 6-12
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. It qualifies the holder to assist in a 6-12 Montessori classroom.
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 Diploma-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 three short papers and one handmade material during the course.
On campus
  • 60 hours of classroom based training full-time over two-weeks; plus
  • 9 hours of observations in a Primary classroom


Two-weeks full time, plus observations and assessment.

Entry Requirement

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

Course Dates 

2019 course completed. 2020 dates available soon.

For a full outline of the course delivery and units download the SMTC 6-12 Assistants Course Outline.