Established in 1983, The Montessori Institute offers a variety of Montessori training options to those interested in becoming a Montessori teacher, assistant or child care educator. The Montessori Institute offers the only accredited Post Graduate, University level Montessori qualification in Australia, the Graduate Diploma of Education (Montessori). This course will enable University Graduates from relevant non teaching fields to gain teacher registration for Montessori or mainstream teaching. It is also recognised by ACECQA as an Early Childhood Teacher qualification. The Diploma of Early Childhood and Primary Education (Montessori) is recognised by ACECQA as an Early Childhood qualification and is suitable for those who already have teacher registration and want to teach in a Montessori school or for those who need a Diploma level qualification for work in childcare or as an assistant in a school. The non-accredited Certificate in Montessori Studies 0-5 years course offers an excellent program for Montessori Education Assistants, family day care or playgroup. Montessori training workshops are open to anyone interested in learning more about Montessori education. Applicants do not need to be students to attend. Courses are offered via external study and some face-to-face intensive block workshops. Workshops are held in most states.