Certificate in Montessori Studies 0-5 Years



The Certificate in Montessori Studies 0-5 years offers training in Montessori Education. This non-award course is ideal for those working in early childhood environments who do not require an accredited qualification, for example assistants, family day care and playgroup leaders who already hold a CERT III or above.

High school graduation or equivalent.

Approximate study times:

  • Course Work  36 hours
  • Curriculum workshops and notebooks  164 hours
  • TOTAL  200 hours nominal

Study Sections

Workshop Requirements

(1 day unless otherwise indicated)

Environments and Sensorial Development

Adult as the Prepared Environment

Creating & Enhancing Prepared Environments

Sensorial 3-6yrs  (3 days)

Language and Practical Life

Language 0-3yrs

Language (3-6yrs – days 2-3 only)

Practical Life – Care of Self 0-3yrs

Practical Life – Care of Environment 0-3yrs

Cognitive and Physical Development

Gross Motor Development 0-3yrs

Fine Motor Development 0-3yrs

Indirect Preparation for Mathematics 0-3yrs

Mathematics  (3-6yrs – day 1 only)

FEES 2018

Enrolment Fee  (does not include workshops) $1600

Workshop fees are paid at time of registration @ $135 per day (14 days in total)


Text books can be purchased from www.montessoribooks.com.au All students have access to the Montessori Institute student library; books are requested and mailed via Australia Post. Books can be kept for an eight week period.


Course enrolments are not transferable to another person and course fees are not refundable after a period of one month (30 days) from date of enrolment. An administrative fee of $250 will be deducted from any refund made within the specified period of time.


  • Email: info@mwei.edu.au
  • Fax: 08 6296 7911
  • Post: Unit 3/20 Comserv Loop, Ellenbrook WA 6069


How long will it take me to finish my course?

One year full time or two years part time. Travel interstate will be required to complete the course in one year.

Are all components of the course external?

No, there are compulsory face-to-face workshops with all courses. Please see the Workshop timetable for details.

Are workshops held near me?

At time of writing, this course is only offered in W.A. and QLD.

Do I need to attend the workshops?

Yes. As a requirement to complete the course, you must attend all of the required workshops for your course and age group. At the workshops you will gain knowledge about the Montessori curriculum, how to use the Montessori equipment and how to present material to the children in your age grouping.

Is this course accredited?

The Certificate in Montessori Studies 0-5 years  is not accredited. For accredited courses, please see details of the Graduate Diploma of Education (Montessori) and the Diploma of Early Childhood and Primary Education (Montessori).