In this first year course we explore the foundations of Steiner Education, Child Development, Anthroposophy, Life Phases and experience artistic activities and Craft. This is a very balanced curriculum of philosophy and creative activities which provide an enriching foundation for developing a comprehensive understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s teachings. Artistic activities include Eurythmy, Singing, Painting and Clay modelling. Craft also includes doll-making.
Completion of all course material and assignments of this first-year foundational course in Early Childhood Teaching is a prerequisite to continue onto the second year Early Childhood Teaching Certificate course which includes a practicum in a Steiner school or Pre-School and deepens the knowledge from the foundation year to qualify the student as a Rudolf Steiner Teacher.
Why study at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College?
Our courses are well established and guided by a staff of highly experienced and respected tutors. We offer flexibility in our delivery, the opportunity to engage with the content and receive a thorough grounding in the foundations of Rudolf Steiner education. The student also has the opportunity to meet others who will support their journey and work in a class environment of like-minded people. In addition, our programs support the transition from mainstream into Steiner education. Our rigorous courses are recognised both in Australia (SEA and SECA) and internationally (IASWECE).
What our Students Say
“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.”
“An experience I will treasure for my lifetime. To truly connect with my peers, my teachers and the content. I feel my journey is truly underway now.”
To complete the Foundation Course (ECFT) and receive a Statement of Completion, students will need to have successfully completed all webinars, module study, tasks and seminars. Alternatively, students can elect to complete the Webinar option (ECFW) to receive a Statement of Attendance, however this will not result in achieving credit for completing the course. Seminars can also be attended as stand-alone elements as these provide the opportunity to engage in artistic work, craft, singing and workshop discussions in person.
Fee Payment Options
Option 1: ECFT – Total Course Fee $3,400*, Or
Option 2: ECFW – Total Course Fee $1,080
*5% Early Bird Discount available till end of December
Option 1: ECFT = Module Study, Webinars and Tasks towards Statement of Completion:
ECFT Payment in Full | $3400 – Includes the 2 seminars, all 24 webinars, module study & tasks towards the Statement of Completion, which is the pre-requisite for the Certificate course.
Or ECFT Payment by Term* | $450 – Includes 6 webinars, module study & tasks towards the Statement of Completion, which is the pre-requisite for the Certificate course
- Autumn Seminar (due 2 Apr) | $800 – Includes all the live tutorials, music, art and craft over the 5 days with catering and associated tasks towards Statement of Completion.
- Spring Seminar (due 2 Sept) | $800 – Includes all the live tutorials, student presentations music, art and craft over the 5 days with catering and associated tasks towards Statement of Completion.
Option 2: ECFW = Webinars only, towards Statement of Attendance:
ECFW Payment in Full | $1,080 – Includes all 24 webinars only
Or ECFW – Payment by Term* | $270 – Includes 6 webinars only
*Term payments are due on the following dates: Feb 2, May 2, August 2, Nov 2
Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.
If you would like to discuss fee options please contact the course coordinator.
Course Code: ECF
Linda St Clair
Mobile: +61 422 429 329
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex St, Sydney 2000
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – 121 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag 2068
Course delivery: Online and In-Person
One online evening webinar delivered weekly each term over 6 weeks, with a total of 24 webinars over the course of the year.
Hours per week: 2 – 3 extra for Readings and Tasks
Webinars: Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm (AET).
Seminars: 1 per Semester in school holidays.
The 2 seminars are held over 5 days in Sydney (or a local Teacher Training Hub if available) in Autumn and Spring (Or online adjustment to accommodate COVID requirements).
2022 Course Dates
Webinars: July 20 – Aug 24
Spring Seminar: Sunday Sept 25 – Thursday September 29
Webinars: October 26 – November 30
2023 Course Timetable
Webinars: Feb 15 – Mar 22 (Wednesdays)
Autumn Seminar: Thursday April 13 – Monday April 17
Webinars: May 10 – June 14 (Wednesdays)
Webinars: July 26 – Aug 30 (Wednesdays)
Spring Seminar: Sunday Sept 24 – Thursday Sept 28
Sunday 1 October – Daylight Saving begins
Webinars: Oct 25 – Nov 29 (Wednesdays)
Friday 22 December – College concludes for the year.