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Course Information

Diploma of Education (Montessori) 3-6 or 6-12 years Montessori curriculum focus

AN ACCREDITED HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE. THE 3-6 CURRICULUM SPECIALISATION IS REGISTERED WITH ACECQA AS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD QUALIFICATION.

The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.”                                              (Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, 2012, p. 132).

The Montessori Institute Diploma is an accredited and ACECQA recognised Diploma level qualification. The Diploma offers the opportunity for blended face to face and external study across the age range of birth to primary education. It compliments or lays the foundation for working in an educational environment with children.

THE COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR:

  • Registered teachers aiming to become Montessori trained
  • Those who need an approved Diploma level education and care qualification to work as a teacher assistant in a school, run family day care or work in a child care or playgroup setting
  • To gain skills and knowledge required for teaching, assisting in a Montessori environment or for interested Montessori parents.

Please note: this course is not a teaching qualification on its own.

MONTESSORI CURRICULUM AGE FOCUS:

  • 3-6 years Children’s House
  • 6-12 years Primary

Course Structure

The Diploma Course is divided into nine modules

  • Introductory Module (which must be taken first)
  • Eight Modules taken over 4 semesters (or 8 semesters part time)
  • 240 hours of Professional Experience
  • Written Examination
  • Oral/Practical Examination

Study Timeframe

The Diploma of Education (Montessori) is studied over a period of two years (full time) or up to four years (part time). All modules are offered over two years. Enrolment is dependent on the schedule for module/s being offered in particular State/s.

Approximate study times for the Diploma Course are:

• Introductory and Four Theory Modules440 hours
• Four Curriculum Modules860 hours
• Examinations60 hours

TOTAL

1360 hours nominal

Admissions

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:

ADMISSIONS POLICY:

Students may enrol in this course at any time of the year. Application to the program is through direct application to the Institute and is dependent upon formal assessment of the following:

  • Australian High School Certificate (completion of Year 12, including General English minimum) or evidence of one year tertiary study in an Australian Institution
  • An overseas equivalent. If your qualification was not completed in English and English is a second language, provide evidence of recent completion (within 2 years) of an academic international English Language Testing System (IELTS, see below).
  • International students please note: We are not CRICOS registered so cannot support students visas. You will need to have a visa which will enable you to live and study in Australia.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

The Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is proven and accepted world-wide as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. Applicants can apply on-line and there are many test centres around Australia.

Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score, with a score of at least seven (7.0) or more in the reading and writing, and a score of eight (8.0) or more in speaking and listening will be required.

( http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx & http://www.ielts.org/contact_us.aspx)

Enrolments

HOW TO ENROL IN THE DIPLOMA COURSE:

  1. Read the above information carefully and click on the link ‘application form’ (below).
  2. Email your application form to info@mwei.edu.au
  3. Post certified copies of all your qualifications (Certificate and official transcripts) to 3/20 Comserv Loop, Ellenbrook, W.A. 6069
  4. You will be notified of the success of your application, please allow 3 weeks for processing.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING:

The Montessori Institute is committed to recognising previous studies and other relevant prior learning that contributes towards satisfying requirements for its courses. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is an integral part of our service and everyone is entitled to apply. For further information contact the Enrolment Officer info@mwei.edu.au. Applicants will be advised of the cost of tuition fees and further work to be completed.

Course Fees

*Course fees are apportioned over nine modules. Refer to Application Form for further details.