14 Feb – 19 June 2024
A comprehensive introduction to the principals of Anthroposophy and it’s applications in Steiner Education. Delivered over 12 webinars in Terms 1 and 2.
Tutors: Ben Cherry, Sven Saar, Lisa Devine and Emma Ratcliff
Webinar Times: Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm (AET).
24 July – 27 Nov 2024
In the Second semester, we work through a series of lectures that explore the practical aspects of working with children, developing rhythm, relationships and care. We also work with the inner development of the teacher as integral to Steiner Education, exploring Life Phases and biography work. Delivered over 12 webinars in Terms 2 and 3.
Tutors: Catherine Pilko, Ebba Bodame, Bec Whitcombe, Kathy MacFarlane, Emma Ratcliffe, Meg Quinlisk, Robyn Davis, Karl-Heinz Finke and Laura Summerfield
Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm (AET).
Central to our program are the two Seminars that draw all students together in artistic, practical, and engaging classes that are held live* during the school holidays. These are vital to truly experience what we mean by Steiner early childhood education. (Catering is included in fees)
*For groups of 12 or more students a regional training hub can be arranged. Please contact a coordinator to discuss this option.
Autumn Seminar: 20 – 24 April 2024
Seminar Timetables will be made available closer to the event date.
Please note that programs and tutors are subject to change
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
“I was quite blown away by what I have learnt and the life-giving implications of my new understandings. It was a wonderful group of fellow students and every teacher was inspiring, warm and generous.”– ECF Student 2023
“The course has exceeded my expectations. I didn’t think I would look forward to an online course so much. The in-person seminar was even better. The program is well run and organised. The teachers delivered beautifully, their depth of knowledge and passion coming through completely.” – ECF 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
“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.” – ECF Student 2022
“The lecturers were all excellent- they were such an inspirational mix of wisdom, experience and joy.” – ECF Student 2022
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
*5% Early Bird Discount available till end of December
There are two pathways available to complete the Early Childhood Foundation program, ECFT or ECFW.
ECFT is the full Foundation course for educators, aspiring teachers and professionals and includes all webinars, seminars module study and tasks toward a Statement of Completion, which is the pre-requisite for the Certificate course.
ECFW is suitable for individuals who do not require a Statement of Completion and includes the online webinars only, for a Statement of Attendance.
Payments can be made in full or by term.
Termly payments do not include the two Seminars, and ECFT students will need to pay for these separately
Term payments are due on the following dates: Feb 2, May 2, August 2, Oct 2
Please Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.
Course Code: ECF
Mobile: +61 467 953 881
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex St, Sydney 2000
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – 121 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag 2068
2024 Course Timetable