The Montessori World Educational Institute (Australia) was established in 1983 as a not-for-profit organisation. Based in Perth, WA it has a long history of providing high standard, well-recognised, accredited Montessori qualifications nationally. The Graduate Diploma of Education (Montessori) enables graduates to be registered as teachers for both Montessori and mainstream employment. The Diploma of Education (Montessori) offers Montessori specialisation 3-6 or 6-12 years for already registered teachers or those who require Diploma level qualifications. Both are also recognised by ACECQA. A non-award course offered is the Certificate in Montessori Studies 0-5 and 3-6 years.