DE02 2020 Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education

Enrolments and Fees


Annual Enrolment Fee $140 payable via this website

Annual Course Fees $3500 payable via Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

Course Overview

Are you a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner school? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy?

The Foundations and Certificate courses in Rudolf Steiner Education involve theoretical and artistic modules that give you a comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education.

These two courses are delivered as separate part time courses over one year each. When both are completed, a Certificate of Rudolf Steiner Education is awarded. (Statements of Attainment are awarded for individual modules on completion).


This course is recognised by Steiner schools in Australia for those seeking employment as teachers in Steiner schools. 90% of our graduates’ secure work in a Steiner school. However, for all Australian schools, teachers need the requisite government qualifications (Bachelor of Education or/and Master of Teaching).

NESA: For NSW proficient level teachers undertaking the DE02, we can provide 35 hours of NESA accreditation. There is an additional $120 cost for the administration of your NESA accreditation. Please note you must be a NESA proficient level teacher to get NESA credit for your training with us.

Course Code: DE02
Course Coordinator:
  Emilia Salgado

Course Timeline & Dates

Part time over 1 year :  Self-directed study using College resources mailed to you. Indicative hours of study per week, 4 hours. Assignments are compulsory for the 3 theoretical courses (Introduction to Anthroposophy, Introduction to Steiner Education, The Study of Life Phases for Teachers). No assignments for the creative modules; participation at the Training Seminar is essential.
2 x compulsory non-residential training seminars, 5 days each, in Sydney. Students need to find their own accommodation; some billeting may be organised. Due to Covid19, the April seminar will be conducted online.


February 2020
Module outline and readings emailed/posted out.

Wednesday 15th April–Sunday 19th April 2020

Venue: Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag,  9am-6pm daily
Course Modules: Introduction to Anthroposophy, Music in Lower Primary, Music in Upper Primary, Colour Drawing, Form Drawing and Watercolour painting workshops.

All vegetarian Seminar catering included.


Beginning July 2020
Module outline and readings emailed/posted out.

Monday 28th September–Friday 2nd October 2020

Venue: Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag,  9am-6pm daily
Course Modules: Introduction to Steiner Education – Philosophy and Curriculum, Music course refresh, Drama in the Curriculum, The Study of Life Phases for Teachers.

All vegetarian Seminar catering included.

Course Fees & Payment Options

Compulsory Enrolment Fee
$140 inc GST (non-refundable)

Full Annual Payment
Total Course Fee $3500.00

Term Payments

Term payments will now be administered directly by Sydney Rudolf Steiner College. No term fees can be paid via this website.
4 x payments of $875.00 (total $3500.00) at the beginning of each term (10th February, 10th April, 10th July and 10th September).

Fee includes all tuition, materials, two x 5-day training seminars, all catering.

Payment Plan

Setting up a payment plan can be organised with the College for a small additional administrative fee. Please contact the College to discuss the 2020 payment plan arrangement.

Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

What our students say

Testimonial from 2019 student, Susan Ansell:

” I recently attended the April teaching seminar at the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College and completed both the Music and Artistic Development courses. I was honestly impressed with the calibre of the teachers. These courses were very much hands on and I came away with many new and exciting resources to take back to the classroom. I feel enriched and inspired. I learnt techniques that were fresh and exciting along with a new delivery approach for my students. Thank you for your dedication to give us such an enlivened experience”.

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Course Subjects

Philosophical Modules

Introduction to Anthroposophy: The relationship between Anthroposophy and Steiner Education; The 3-fold human being; The 4 lower senses; The Temperaments; The 4-fold human being.

Life Phases: Phases of development of child and adult, soul types and life crises as a pathway towards growth.

Introduction to Steiner Education: The Introduction to Steiner Education module is a very practical course and participants will study, explore and apply the Steiner curriculum, with an emphasis on the 7 – 14-year student age group.

Course Subjects

Art Making Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education

Group Music Classes Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

Visual and Performing Arts Modules

Painting and Drawing: Goethe and Steiner’s colour theories; shaded drawing; form polarities arising from elements and ethers; working with darkness and light; principles of line, dynamic and transition. Resources provided to support the work of the class teacher.

Music: Elements of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, beat. Writing, reading, singing, listening and playing recorder throughout the lower and upper primary years. Resources provided to support the class teacher.

Speech and Drama: Working with language as a creative and formative forceUsing drama and verse resources to deepen the child’s learning. Resources provided to support the class teacher.

Experience of the visual and performing arts is an essential component of the course and occurs at the Training Seminars. No previous experience is necessary.


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