Training Centres

Montessori classrooms offer an environment that serves the individual needs of each child’s stage of development and allows freedom for children to discover their own path to becoming capable individuals.  A Montessori classroom allows children to develop emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and academically, and the Montessori teacher is an integral part of this unique environment.

Montessori training centres in Australia:

One of the most highly regarded Montessori training is the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori Diploma, which is internationally recognised for its high standard and authenticity.  AMI was founded in 1929 by Dr Maria Montessori, and is a global community that continues today to protect the integrity of her work and accredits training centres throughout the world.  The Sydney Montessori Training Centre is the only AMI training centre in Australia.

The first of its kind in Australia, the University of the Sunshine Coast now offers a Master of Education (Montessori Education Specialisation) program.  The inaugural course commenced Semester 2, 2021. 

Due to the small number of Montessori adolescent programmes in Australia, there are currently no training programmes for this age level in the country.  The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)  and Great Work Inc. have launched the Montessori Adolescent Initiative website which has details on the new AMI 12-18 Diploma Course.

Online Option

An online Montessori course is available for those wanting an introduction to Montessori early childhood education.  Montessori Training Australia offers a self-paced online course available at  It is suitable for parents, educators, classroom assistant staff, non-teaching staff, administrators, Board/Committee members or for a new staff/parent orientation.