The Diploma provides a comprehensive and detailed study of the theory and skills involved in the delivery of a Montessori education program for children aged 0-6 years.
120 hours small group face to face training
550 hours in an early childhood and care setting
350 hours guided independent learning
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 one of our training campus’ for 3 hour face to face sessions. These sessions are held on Monday nights from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. We have a campus on the Northside and Southside of Brisbane.
Our workshop classes are held twice a month a Saturday at our Southside Campus only. These workshops run from 8am – 5pm. VIEW EVENTS CALENDAR
This program is delivered part-time over a period of 1 – 2 years.
Students must attend 30 hours of theory training as well as 90 hours of didactical (Montessori material) training. This training is face to face with a Montessori Trainer/Assessor.
Students must also complete:
350 hours of classroom practicum – performing the activities outlined in the performance criteria of the units during a period of at least 350 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service with a Montessori philosophy
100 hours of observation within a 0 – 3 environment
100 hours of observation within a 3 – 6 environment
350 hours of guided independent learning
Methods of Study
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 the support of the college.
There are no academic pre-requisites. However, we require students to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at time of enrolment.
NAT11206001 Facilitate the Individual Child’s Cultural Development
NAT11206002 Facilitate the Child’s Cognitive and Mathematical Development
NAT11206003 Apply Montessori Core Principles and Practices in a Child’s Development Program
NAT11206004 Develop and Maintain the Learning Environment
NAT11206005 Design and Develop Montessori Learning Programs
NAT11206006 Develop and Enhance the Language and Communication Skills of the Child
NAT11206007 Develop Strategies to Facilitate Practical Life Skills
NAT11206008Develop and Refine the Child’s Sensory Processing
NAT11206009 Manage Stakeholder Education Programs
NAT11206010 Strategically Support and Guide the Child’s Behaviour Using Montessori Principles and Practices