Diploma of Montessori Early Childhood Education
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 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 and,
- 350 hours of guided independent learning.