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.

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College Early CHildhood Annual Teaching Courses

Our annual courses offer a comprehensive Steiner teacher training that supports the whole human being through a combination of distance learning and in-person seminars, led by highly experienced and internationally regarded lecturers from Australia and around the world.

“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

Upcoming Courses & Events

Explore our short courses

Exploring Anthroposophy

Online course led by Sven Saar, Ben Cherry, Lisa Devine and Emma Ratcliff

Join us for this 12-webinar online course that guides participants through an immersive exploration into the principles of Anthroposophy as the basis of human development and Steiner education.
The course is for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Anthroposophy, the foundations of Steiner Education and is particularly valuable for Steiner School support staff, Parents, High School Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Delivered weekly via online webinars in Terms One and Two.

Begins Wednesday 15 Feb
(Online) 7pm – 8.30pm (AET)

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.

Nurturing Early Childhood

All welcome – parents, teachers and aspiring teachers.
Join us for a creative Saturday workshop at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School and craft your own simple doll.

Saturday 12 Nov
$160 (incl GST)

Equality and Diversity in Steiner Education

An incredibly relevant and essential online course for educators in our Age. Join Sven Saar in this 2-part webinar that explores systems of belief, privilege and bias.

Thursday 10 and 17 Nov
$180 (incl GST)

Teaching Math in the Primary Classes

An essential 2-part online workshop for Primary teaching designed to inspire teachers to reimagine how we teach math, led by master math educator, Jamie York.

Saturday 12 and 19 Nov
$180 (incl GST)

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

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 a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world.

– Rudolf Steiner –

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.