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

Biodynamic Farm Transition

A practical workshop in the Capertee Valley

Learn the principles and preparations required to transition a conventional farm to regenerative biodynamic methods at a working cattle farm in the beautiful Capertee Valley

Saturday 27 April
$130 per family

Exploring Anthroposophy part-time online course

Exploring Anthroposophy

For Educators, Parents and Individuals

Anthroposophy is fundamentally a study of the human being, our nature, development and task. In this immersive short course we explore the principles of anthroposophy as the basis of human development and Steiner education.

ONLINE COURSE
Begins 14 Feb 2024

Biodynamic regenerative agriculture course Sydney

Biodynamic Workshops

In Regenerative Agriculture

Join us for an in-depth exploration into the holistic and regenertive practices of Biodynamic Agriculture. Saturday workshops presented by Sandra Frain, with plenty of ‘take homes’ for home and garden.

*Autumn Harvest Day*
at Warrah Farm, Dural
Sat 16 March

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 16 MARCH

Autumn Harvest Family Day

Warrah Biodynamic Farm, Dural

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.

“I found the course content and delivery to be incredibly well structured, relevant and simply beautiful! My expectations were far exceeded and I am even more glad to have started this journey of bringing Steiner education to the world through my own values and passion.” – 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.” – HSF 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

24 – 28 September

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Castlecrag NSW

We invite all new, aspiring and experienced teachers of the Primary and High School years to join us for the Spring Seminar this April for a series of inspiring lectures and an immersion in the creative Arts and Music.

Enrol in the full Seminar or individual workshops.
Recommended for teacher-identified professional development and for homeschool providers of the Primary or High School years.

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

Play Video

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

Contact

307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW, 2000

admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

 +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.

Photography attribution:

Primary Teaching banner and course image from Unsplash.com by Annie Spratt

Early Childhood Course tile image from Pexels.com by Michael Morse

Primary Teaching tile image from Unsplash.com by Marcus Wallis