The Certificate III in Montessori Early Childhood Education is designed to provide an Assistant Directress with a range of knowledge and skills to perform their role within a Montessori early childhood education and care setting.
Designed with real world Montessori Early Childhood Education knowledge and skills
Online guided learning portal
Small group, face-to-face training,
or online real-time guided learning options. You choose which options works best for you.
This course does not form part of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and is not recognised by ACECQA, therefore does not solely meet the NQF qualification requirements to work in a regulated Australia child care service as an early childhood educator.
Students studying this course, who intend to work in a regulated Australia child care service, will also be required to hold or be working towards an Early Childhood Qualification. Please click Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care for more information on how to enrol in these ACECQA approved early childhood qualifications.
Duration and Scheduling
Learning will be conducted in the training centre or via real time, scheduled online classes. These sessions are run on a Tuesday night from 5:30pm – 8:30pm VIEW EVENTS CALENDAR
Students are required to organise access to an Early Childhood Education and Care environment with a Montessori philosophy, as observation and practicum in a classroom is required as part of the course.
This course is delivered part-time over a period of 1 – 2 years.
There is a cooling off period of 21 days for this course
Students must also complete:
160 hours of classroom practicum – performing the activities outlined in the performance criteria of the units in at least one regulated education and care service with a Montessori philosophy
100 hours of Montessori observation
27 hours of theoretical tutorials
438 hours of guided independent learning.
Methods of Study
There are two choices for Delivery – your enrolment type will define how your course is delivered.
Our lessons are conducted in the classroom with the mode of face-to-face learning, within Montessori Early Childhood Environments and some online guided learning.
We give all students a set of learning guides and books, as well as online guided learning via our learner management system. Each student has access to their own personal portal where they can download and receive their assessments. Tutors are available via the phone, email, or face to face during classes. This ensures that students have full support from the college.
Virtual Learning Campus –
These lessons will be held in our guide virtual classroom, These are scheduled and hosted in real-time virtually with your trainer.
We give all students a set of learning guides and books, as well as online guided learning via our learner management system. Each student has access to their own personal portal where they can download and receive their assessments. Tutors are available via the phone, email, or during virtual classes. This ensures that students have full support from the college.
Student Technology and Resource Requirements
TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO:
A free Canva account: to create your account go to www.canva.com.
A device, such as an Ipad or computer, to complete their learning, assessments and training sessions.
Video conferencing hardware including: a working computer camera, speakers and microphone on their chosen device. (Virutal Campus Students Only)
Reliable access to the internet.
A device to record themselves for the Practical Component.
Students to have a space to attend tutorials without interruption.
Students must have sound technology and digital literacy skills
There are no academic pre-requisites. However, we require students to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at time of enrolment.
NAT11024001 Gather and use information about the child
NAT11024002 Promote Montessori philosophy theory and practice
NAT11024003 Assist in the facilitation of the Montessori curriculum
NAT11024004 Maintain the learning environment
NAT11024005 Support Practical Life and Grace and Courtesy development
NAT11024006 Support Montessori language development
NAT11024007 Support sensory development
NAT11024008 Support Cultural, Science and The Arts development
NAT11024009 Support mathematical development