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Pathway to an AMI 12-18 Diploma

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SMTC is inviting graduates of specific Orientation to Adolescent Studies courses to join part of the current SMTC AMI 12-18 Diploma Course in Perth to finish a full AMI Montessori 12-18 Diploma by the end of January 2024.

This “Orientation Upgrade” stream is a pathway to an AMI 12-18 Montessori Diploma for students who graduated from an eligible Orientation to Adolescent Studies program conducted by AMI, NAMTA and/or Great Work in-person in or prior to 2020.

The Upgrade stream builds on the work already undertaken in the student’s Orientation program and extends upon this work to cover all content and experience required to complete an AMI 12-18 Montessori Diploma.

Students in the “Upgrade stream” cohort would undertake various components online together in 2023 before joining the current AMI Diploma group cohort near Perth, WA, for their final in-person block and exams in January 2024.

This opportunity will inspire and further support a student’s work within adolescent communities.

This “Orientation Upgrade” stream opportunity is currently intended to be offered just once in connection with SMTC’s first AMI 12-18 Diploma, currently running in Perth, Western Australia.

Course work

Course work includes

  • Monthly online work: One online session once a month for 2 hours plus follow up work of 10-12 hours per month from late February 2023
  • 4 week in-person block: 2 January 2024 to 27 January 2024 in-person at Fairbridge Village, near Perth, Western Australia
  • Other components: Observation, practice teaching, literature review from February 2023 to November 2023


The Director of Training is Laurie Ewert-Krocker working with an esteemed faculty team of experienced adolescent educators.

Early bird course fee

Apply by 30 December 2022 to secure a reduced earlybird fee rate of $7,500 plus GST (a saving of $1,500 plus GST).

An application form must be submitted and a deposit of $550 (including GST) must be paid to receive this saving.

More information

See our website and course brochure here: information and brochure.

Apply Now

Applications are currently open here.

Contact us

We would be delighted to hear from you, your staff or colleagues about this opportunity via or 0451 309 620




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