No prior learning or teaching qualification is required for enrolment in this course however, a relevant Australian tertiary qualification is required for teaching at any level in education in Australia.
International students welcome!
This one year, part-time course aims to equip High School teachers with solid foundational knowledge of Steiner education, an understanding of child developmental phases from an anthroposophical perspective and how these inform the high school curriculum, covering all the central topics required for teaching in the Steiner High School. It explores theoretical, practical, and creative modules, providing a rigorous and comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education with the adolescent at the centre of the curriculum.
The course will be led by a staff of highly experienced tutors to guide students through a series of modules that include essential topics such as child development and transitions, the self-development of the teacher, the Main Lesson and Integrated Curriculum, with attention given to the teaching methodology of maths, science and language.
In consideration of the pressures and time constraints placed on high school teachers, the course has been developed to ensure that students are able to cope with the course workload while maintaining a full-time teaching position. Students can enrol in individual modules to complete the course progressively.
The content will be presented and explored through online webinars and interactive discussion time with the tutors.
Time: Thursday evenings during term from 7pm – 8.30pm (AET)
Overview for 2nd Semester, 2023
Module 1: Essentials of Rudolf Steiner Education – Towards Adolescence
Delivered across 3 webinar sessions
27 July, 3 August and 10 August
Module 2: The Main Lesson and the Integrated Curriculum in the High School
Delivered across 4 webinar sessions
18 August (in-person session, Sydney, live-streamed), 24 August, 31 August and 7 September
Spring Seminar – 24 – 27 September
In-person practical and creative Seminar for High School Teaching Foundation
Venue: Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Castlecrag NSW
Module 3: The Role of the Teacher
Delivered across 3 webinar sessions
26 Oct, 2 Nov, 10 Nov (in-person session, Sydney, live-streamed)
Module 4: Child Observation and Child Study
Delivered across 2 webinar sessions (includes 3-day observation in class)
16 Nov and 23 Nov
Module 5: The Main Lesson Project
Delivered across 2 webinar sessions
30 Nov and 7 Dec
Overview for 1st Semester, 2024
Tutors for this course include:
Bernadette White, Lisa Devine, Elena Rowan, Katherine Arconati, Sophia Montefiore, Raphaela Mazzone and Norman Sievers
What our Students Say
“Outstanding. In every respect. Exceeded my expectations. The standard of lecturing was extremely high.” – HSF Student 2022
“Wonderful – An excellent selection of tutors and the background of Steiner Pedagogy.” – HSF Student 2022
“The course content was wonderfully enriching and the delivery was on point.” – HSF Student 2022
“The course is very well paced and brings a wonderful balance of theoretical Anthroposophy, and practical deepening artistic experiences.” – HSF Student 2022
“This course has opened my perspective and transformed so much in me in one year. I’m so grateful.” HSF Student 2022
Career Path and Employment
There is an ever-increasing demand for qualified Steiner/Waldorf teachers as Steiner Education continues to expand in Australia and throughout the world. In particular, there are excellent employment prospects for Steiner-trained teachers who have completed our High School Teaching Foundation course.
At present, there are over 40 Steiner Schools (including State schools with Steiner Streams) in Australia requiring on average 2 or more new Steiner Teachers each year.
There are currently over 1,100 Steiner schools worldwide in 64 different countries and nearly 2,000 Early Years settings in more than 70 countries
All our courses are endorsed be Steiner Education Australia (SEA).
One year (part-time).
One online evening lecture (webinar) delivered weekly during the term (7 webinars per term), with a total of 28 webinars over the course of 2 Semesters.
In addition, two 3-day seminars are held in Sydney (or a local Teacher Training Hub if available) in Spring and Autumn.
Fee Payment Options
- Full Semester 2 (half of the annual Course): $1,625
(Includes all 5 modules and Spring Seminar)
5% Early Bird Discount for full fee payment is available till the end of June.
- Modules Only, Semester 2: $1050
Includes all 5 modules only, (14 webinars)
- Spring Seminar (due 2 Sept): $575
Includes 3-day in-person Seminar only
- Individual Modules:
- Module 1: $225
- Module 2: $300
- Module 3: $225
- Module 4: $150
- Module 5: $150
Tel: 02 9261 4001
Mobile: +61 467 953 881
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex Street Sydney 2000
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag 2068
2023 Course Dates
Webinars: July 27 – Sept 7 (Thursdays) 7pm – 8.30pm (AET).
Spring Seminar: Sunday Sept 24 – Thursday Sept 28
Sunday 1 October – Daylight Saving begins
Webinars: Oct 26 – Dec 7 (Thursdays) 7pm – 8.30pm (AET).
Friday 22 December – College closes for the year.
2024 Course Dates