This second year course provides a deepening of Anthroposophy and its practical application in the classroom throughout the curriculum. It explores essential areas of theoretical and artistic practice and supports a deepening of the Inner Development of the teacher.
Some of the main content includes Anthroposophical Inner Development; Steiner Curriculum study; the Evolution of Consciousness, Goethean Science, craft in Steiner Education and the art of blackboard drawings.
Regular course assignments, further reading and individual research deepens the students’ engagement and understanding and is a compulsory component of the course.
This is the second year and Certificate course for those who wish to become a Rudolf Steiner Primary Teacher (PTC). Completion of the first year Foundation course is a requirement for enrolment in this course. The Certificate course provides a recognised qualification for teaching in a Rudolf Steiner or Waldorf school.
An Australian tertiary qualification is required for teaching at any level in education in Australia.
Why study at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College?
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College has been preparing Teachers for careers in Steiner education for over 30 years.
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.
In addition, our programs support the transition from mainstream into Steiner education and we offer Professional Development within Steiner Education through NESA. Our courses are recognised both in Australia (SEA and SECA) and internationally (IASWECE).
Course delivery: Online and In-Person
One online evening lecture (webinar) is delivered weekly each term, with a total of 24 webinars over the course of the year (6 webinars per term).
The two 4 and a half day seminars are held in Sydney (or a local Teacher Training Hub if available) in Autumn and Spring (Or online adjustment to accommodate COVID-aware requirements).
Career Path and Employment
There are excellent employment prospects for Steiner-trained teachers who have completed our Primary Teaching Foundation and Certificate Courses.
There is an ever-increasing demand for qualified Steiner/ Waldorf teachers as Steiner Education continues to expand in Australia and throughout the world.
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 by Steiner Education Australia (SEA).
Course Code: PTC
Mobile: +61 467 953 881
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex Street Sydney 2000
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag 2068
2022 Course Timetable
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.