Primary Stages (6-12 years) Certificate for Assistants

AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate Primary 6-12

2020 courses available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

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.
Director of Training
Rebecca Dallam
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 or part-time over 4.5 weeks; plus
  • 9 hours of observations in a Primary classroom



Two-weeks full time, or part-time equivalent, plus observations and assessment.


Entry Requirement

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



  • Sydney – part-time commencing 26th February, 2020
  • Melbourne – full-time commencing 30th March, 2020
  • Brisbane – full-time commencing 15th May, 2020



  • Sydney: Sydney Montessori Training Centre – Rozelle, Sydney NSW
  • Melbourne: Melbourne Montessori School – Caulfield South, Melbourne Vic
  • Brisbane: Brisbane Montessori School – Fig Tree Pocket, QLD
Sydney Course Dates in 2020
Part-time over 4.5 weeks delivered as follows:
  • Wednesdays 4:30pm to 8:00pm – 26th February; 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of March
  • Fridays 4:30pm to 8:00pm – 28th February; 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of March
  • Saturdays 9:00am to 4:30pm – 29th February; 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of March
Melbourne Course Dates in 2020
Full-time, from 9:00am to 4:30pm daily, over 10 days as follows:
  • Monday 30th of March to Saturday 4th of April inclusive; and
  • Monday 6th of April to Thursday 9th of April inclusive


Brisbane Course Dates in 2020

Full-time, from 9:00am to 4:30pm daily, over 9 days and 4:00pm to 8:00pm, over 2 days

  • Friday 15th of May: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 16th of May to Monday 18th of May: 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday 23rd of May to Monday 25th of May: 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 19th of June: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 20th of June to Monday 22nd of June: 9:00am to 4:30pm


Course Fees
Refer to fees for full details.
Learn more about how to apply!
For a full outline of the course delivery and units download the SMTC 6-12 Assistants Course Outline.