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 teacher 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.

An important consideration is to ensure that educators have the appropriately recognised qualifications to work in early childhood, primary or secondary education. Montessori Institute is the only Montessori training institution in Australia to offer teacher and educator courses which are nationally accredited with ACECQA, AITSL and TEQSA. Building Futures Education Diploma of Montessori Early Childhood Education is a nationally accredited course (ASQA). 

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) website provides details of adolescent (12-18 years of age) courses.

Online Introduction Courses

Balancing quality, cost and convenience is an important decision that will be different for each new teacher’s circumstances. We encourage you to carefully research the options before choosing the one that is right for you. If you are unsure whether Montessori education is right for you, or which age group you would like to teach, a short introduction Course in Montessori Education may be the best place to begin. Montessori Training Australia provides a selection of high quality online Foundation Courses which address the needs of interested parents, teaching assistants, school leaders and prospective educators.