Enriching Teacher Training & Adult Education

As a leader in contemporary Steiner teacher training in Australia, Sydney Rudolf Steiner College has been preparing teachers for a fulfilling career in Steiner education since 1980 and offers a diverse range of courses that are nourishing, unique and relevant to our time.

Upcoming Short Courses & Events

High School Foundation Course

Part-Time Modular Program for Educators

This part-time course has been developed to equip High School teachers with solid foundational knowledge of Steiner education, covering all the central topics required for teaching in the Steiner High School.

International students welcome!

Begins 27 July 2023

FREE WEBINAR

Join us online on Tuesday evening, 11 June for a free talk that touches on some of the fundamental biodynamic practices, with a focus on the methods and preparations involved in regenerating degraded soil, landcare and preparing the soil for farming activities. In her talk, Sandra will be providing an overview of the upcoming workshop taking place in the Capertee Valley on Sunday 23 June, with a Q&A.

A free talk not to be missed!

Tues 11 June | 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom)

Biodynamic Family Workshop

Winter Preparations

Join us in Dural where we’ll be learning about Winter preparations: preparing the plants and trees for the Winter months, with a festive lunch of roasted vegetables from the outdoor pizza oven!

Saturday 25 May
Lorien Novalis Steiner School, Dural

Life Phases

Holistic Biography Work

A self-paced online course that guides participants through an exploration of their own life stories to inspire self-knowledge, inner development, and transformation. Led by Karl Heinz-Finke and Laura Summerfield.

ONLINE COURSE
Begins 14 May

Online course in Blackboard Drawing class for Steiner waldorf teaching at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

Blackboard Beauties

Online Blackboard Drawing Course

A self-paced on-demand series of online sessions to help teachers develop the skills and confidence to use blackboard drawing for enriching their lessons.

Available Soon
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COMING SOON

20 – 24 April

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Castlecrag NSW

We invite all new, and experienced educators of the Primary and High School years to join us for the Autumn Seminar this April; a creative, inspiring and reflective space to refresh and re-enliven your teaching journey and self-development.

Recommended for teacher-identified professional development and open to homeschool educators of the Primary and High School years.

Welcome Home to the Biodynamic Garden!

Join us for an exploration into the holistic and regenerative practices of Biodynamic Agriculture with Sandra Frain, as she delivers her lively and impactful workshops.

For Educators, Parents and gardening enthusiasts.

Next workshop
Sat 27 April

Learn to Transition a Conventional Farm

Umbiella and Glen Alice Station in the Capertee Valley


Our part-time Foundation and Certificate courses offer comprehensive training in Steiner education that supports the whole human being through a combination of online learning and in-person seminars, led by highly experienced and internationally regarded lecturers from Australia and around the world. Courses begin in February each year and run for the full year.

“The course exceeded my expectations. I didn’t think I would look forward to an online course so much. The in-person seminar was even better.” – ECF Student 2023

“I loved the course content and the lecturers were excellent. I’m carrying with me a deeper sense of myself and my purpose.” – PTF Student 2023

“This is an extremely worthwhile investment. I have taught in mainstream kindergarten for 3 years and transitioned to Steiner education. I have learned and gained a deeper insight as my purpose as an educator and who the child is.” – ECF Student, 2022

“Outstanding. In every respect. Exceeded my expectations. The standard of lecturing was extremely high.” – HTF Student 2022

“This course has opened my perspective and transformed so much in me in one year. I’m so grateful. ” – HTF Student 2022

For Parents, Carers, Playgroup leaders and aspiring Teachers.
Join us in Sydney for creative workshops in Early Childhood.
Learn about creating healthy rhythms in the home and education environments, with talks on Steiner early childhood. Nourish your creativity with craft activities such as clay modelling, wet felting, wet-on-wet painting, storytelling, dollmaking and Eurythmy.

ONLINE COURSE

A course developed to provide training in the Steiner-based approach to early childcare from birth to five, for Childcare Providers, Parents, Carers and Playgroup Leaders.

Presented by Ebba Bodame, Catherine Pilko, Meg Quinlisk, Katrina Ross and Bec Whitcombe

BEGINS 24 FEB


Windows into the Wisdom of Waldorf

Get a glimpse of some of our tutors at work in this introductory series on Steiner education and Anthroposophy.

~ An Introduction with Sven Saar
~ Insights into Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education with Ben Cherry
~ How do Children Learn? with Kath McFarlane
~ Understanding your Temperament with Lisa Devine
~ Importance of the Development of Touch with Emma Ratcliff
~ Blackboard Drawing with Raphaela Mazzone

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What is Anthroposophy?
Sven Saar, an excerpt from “An Introduction to Anthroposophy” 2022


Student Testimonial

Genevieve recently completed her second year Certificate in Steiner Primary Teaching and shares her experience learning through Sydney Rudolf Steiner College. Thank you Genevieve for your kind and inspiring words.

Sydney Rudolf Steiner COllege Teacher Training Hub

Accessible Teacher Training

We are conscious of the importance in establishing a direct relationship with the world, with nature and with other human beings. It is for this reason that the College has established a programme to offer a balance in this technological age, to support distance learning, while ensuring that the human element and sense of community is maintained.

Teachers and schools around the country can now participate in collaborative TEACHER TRAINING HUBS located in their own school or region. This allows for sharing of resources, an enriched learning experience and the opportunity for schools to deepen their understanding of Steiner education within their own teaching faculty.

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.”

– Rudolf Steiner –

Windows into the Wisdom of Waldorf

Get a glimpse of some of our tutors at work in this introductory series on Steiner education and Anthroposophy.

~ An Introduction with Sven Saar
~ Insights into Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education with Ben Cherry
~ How do Children Learn? with Kath McFarlane
~ Understanding your Temperament with Lisa Devine
~ Importance of the Development of Touch with Emma Ratcliff
~ Blackboard Drawing with Raphaela Mazzone

Ben Cherry, an excerpt from “Insights into Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education” 2022

Quick Links

Foundation & Certificate Courses

307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW, 2000

 +61 (2) 9261 4001

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where the College is located, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay our respects to all other First Nations people.

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