The only Nationally Recognised Montessori Diploma in Australia


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The Diploma of Montessori Early Childhood Education 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. This course is Nationally Recognised, with more information available at: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/10718NAT


This program is delivered part-time over a period of 1 – 2 years.

Students must attend 40 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:

  • 100 hours of supervised practice (engaging with the Montessori apparatus while supervised by a Montessori Trainer plus an examination)
  • 250 hours of classroom practicum – performing the activities outlined in the performance criteria of the units during a period of at least 250 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 and,
  • 350 hours of guided independent learning.


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.

Diploma of Montessori Education


Working within the Early Childhood Education industry with services who utilize the Montessori method. This may present as an Educator within a long day care environment, in the Family Day Care industry as an educator, or within a Montessori school setting as a teacher aide or in conjunction with teaching qualifications, as a Montessori teacher. Each sector has their own requirements and we recommend you contact your sector before enrolling.


The Diploma of Montessori Education costs $5000 (2020 pricing)

Students must pay a non-refundable course deposit of $200 on enrolment on top of the course costs. This ensures your place and your allocation of text books.

The cost includes:

  • all course materials
  • all assessment activities
  • support throughout your course


Unit codeUnit Title
MCECCD501Facilitate the individual child’s cultural development
MCECMD502Facilitate the child’s cognitive and mathematical development
MCECPP503Apply Montessori core principles and practices in a child’s development program
MCEDLE504Develop and maintain the learning environment
MCEDLP505Design and develop Montessori learning programs
MCELCS506Develop and enhance the language and communication skills of the child
MCEPLS507Develop strategies to facilitate practical life skills
MCESEC508Develop and refine the child’s sensory processing
MCESEP509Manage stakeholder education programs
MCESGB510Strategically support and guide the child’s behaviour using Montessori principles and practices

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