Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Certificate PTC

Enrolments and Fees

Annual Course Fees $3400 payable via Sydney Rudolf Steiner College


Course Overview

The Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Certificate is the most rigorous, well rounded and practical qualification required to teach in a Steiner school.

The Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Foundation (PTF) and the Steiner Education Primary Teaching  – Certificate (PTC) course in Rudolf Steiner Education explore theoretical, practical and artistic modules that will 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 in Rudolf Steiner Education is awarded. (Statements of Attainment are awarded for individual modules on completion).

The Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Certificate is the second and final year course in our comprehensive training program.


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, Graduate Diploma in Ed or/and Master of Teaching).

NESA: For NSW proficient level teachers undertaking the Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Certificate, we can provide  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: PTC
Course Coordinator:
  Jing Li,, +61 413 055 684

Course Fees & Payment Options

Full Annual Payment with Discount
Total Course Fee $3230.00 including the 5% discount, if total paid upfront before 15 Jan 2021.


Full Annual Payment
Total Course Fee $3400 if paid throughout the year.

Term Payments
4 x payments of $450 (total $1800.00) at the beginning of each term (1st February, 1st May, 1st July, 1st October).

2 x payments of $800 (total $1600) for the Seminars, due at the beginning of April and October.

1 x NESA fee $120.

Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

Fee includes all tuition, materials, two x 4-day training seminars, catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

To enrol in this course please pay the annual fee or the first term fee, minimum.

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College will then activate your enrolment and send you an emailed enrolment confirmation, login and course details.

Payment Plan

Setting up a payment plan can be organised with the College without an additional administrative fee. Please contact the College to discuss the 2021 payment plan options.

Course Timeline & Key Dates

Steiner Education Primary Teacher – Certificate (PTC)

Term 1
17 Feb – 24 Mar
6 Week Webinar
on Wednesday, 7.30-9pm (Sydney time)
Autumn Seminar
4 days spread over 5
11—15 Apr 
Term 2
12 May—16 Jun 
6 Week Webinar
on Wednesday, 
7.30-9pm (Sydney time)
Theme: Inner Development and Biography The Main Lesson and the Craft of Teaching
  Advanced Steiner Curriculum Studies and Perspectives on History
Week 1 Steiner’s 6-fold path Main Lesson Planning Week 1 Steiner Curriculum – Year 1
Week 2 Steiner’s 6-fold path and meditative practice Celebrating the Festivals Week 2 Steiner Curriculum – Year 2
Week 3 Meditation and the Inner Journey Craft in the Classroom Week 3 Steiner Curriculum – Year 3
Week 4 Meditation and the Inner Journey Morning Circle with singing,verses, bean bags, rods and skipping Week 4 Steiner Curriculum – Year 4
Week 5 The Art of Communication – Colleagues The Art of Craft & Speech/Drama and the Class Play Week 5 Perspectives on History in relation to curriculum
Week 6 The Art of Communication – Parents Outdoor Education – Games Week 6 Assessment task given – reading and assignment



Term 3
28 Jul—1 Sep 
6 weeks webinar
on Wednesday, 
7.30-9pm (Sydney time) 
Spring Seminar
4 days spread over 5
26—30 Sep 
Term 4
13 Oct—17 Nov 
6 weeks webinar
on Wednesday, 
7.30-9pm (Sydney time)
Theme: Steiner Curriculum and the Evolution of Consciousness
Goethean Science, Nature and Child Observation   Classroom Support
 Week 1 Steiner Curriculum – Class 5 An Introduction to Goethean Science  Week 1 Numeracy in Steiner Primary
Week 2 Steiner Curriculum – Class 6 Drawing Workshop- Observing Nature  Week 2 Literacy in Steiner Primary
Week 3 Steiner Curriculum – Class 7 Clay Modelling  Week 3 Tree/House/Person Drawing
Week 4 Steiner Curriculum – Class 8 Observation and Child Study  Week 4 The Extra Lesson
Week 5 Evolution of Consciousness and the Curriculum Clay Modelling Week 5 Remedial Support
Week 6 Evolution of Consciousness and the Curriculum – and assessment task given (reading and assignment) The Child Study Week 6 Final Reflection

Course Delivery: Online & In-Person

Online weekly Wednesday night lectures from 7.30-9pm during 4 x 6 week terms per year.

There are also two 4-day compulsory seminars which will be held in Sydney in Autumn and Spring. If, due to Covid19, participants are unable to travel to Sydney, we will run the Seminars online. Attendance is vital.

This course runs part-time over 1 year and follows on from the Steiner Primary Teaching -Foundation, PTF.

When you have completed the two years of study you will receive our formal certificate which is endorsed by our peak body, Steiner Education Australia.

Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Certificate PTC requires attendance at the weekly online webinars and the two Seminars. Students access reading materials via our online learning management portal and assessments are uploaded here too. There are no formal pre-requisites required to undertake this course, aside from the  Steiner Education Primary Foundation PTF course, but it is expected that students can self-manage and dedicate a few hours each week to study the  readings and be online for the webinars. Some assignments are required for Steiner Curriculum-Advanced Studies, Goethean Science and Perspectives on Steiner’s Worldview of Human Development.  No assignments are required for the creative modules.

For those participants wanting NESA credits there will be a short questionnaire to complete if the NESA courses are run online.

Key Dates


 17 Feb – 24 March 2021


11-15 April 2021


12 May-16 June


28 July-1 Sept


26-30 September


13 Oct – 17 Nov

Training Seminar Venues – Either Online Or In Sydney (Venue TBC)

All vegetarian Seminar catering included.


Images credit: Blackboard Drawing Raphaela Mazzone, Colour Drawing Emilia Salgado.

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