Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Foundation PTF 2022

Enrolments for 2022 now open.

Course Fee:

PTFT: Seminars, Webinars and Tasks

  • Annual Fee – $3400
  • Webinars – $450 per term
  • Seminars – $800 per seminar

PTFW: Webinars only

  • Annual Fee – $1080
  • Webinars – $270 per term

PTFM: Module Study, Webinars with Tasks


Enquire for 2022


Please enrol by clicking on the ENROL button for your choice of course and make a payment.

See course timetable



Course Participants

This is the foundation course and entry level for those who wish to become a Rudolf Steiner Primary Teacher (PTF). A previous teaching qualification is not required for enrolment in the course, but 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).


This first year course provides the fundamentals of Anthroposophical principles. It explores theoretical, practical and artistic modules, giving a comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education, with the child at the centre of the curriculum. Regular course assignments deepen the students’ engagement and understanding and is a compulsory component of the course.

Some of the main content includes Rudolf Steiner’s picture of the Human Being; the Twelve senses; The Four Temperaments; the Evolution of Consciousness and understanding the Self in a Personal Biography module.

Course delivery: Online and In-Person

Online weekly lectures during 4 x 6 week terms per year

Two 4-day compulsory seminars held in Sydney in Autumn and Spring (online adjustment during covid time).

See our 2022 timetable HERE

What our students say

Testimonial from student, SA:

“I recently attended the April teaching seminar at the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College and completed both the Music and Artistic Development courses. I was honestly impressed with the calibre of the teachers. These courses were very much hands on and I came away with many new and exciting resources to take back to the classroom. I feel enriched and inspired. I learnt techniques that were fresh and exciting along with a new delivery approach for my students. Thank you for your dedication to give us such an enlivened experience”.

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 be Steiner Education Australia (SEA).


Course Code: PTF

Course Coordinator:
Robyn Davis
Mobile: +61 467 953 881


Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex Street Sydney 2000

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag 2068

Please register your interest for 2022 with Robyn Davis Course Coordinator +61 467953881

Options and Outcomes

Choose ONE:

  • PTFT: Seminars, Webinars and Tasks, receive a Statement of Course Completion (200 hours)

PTFT option is a qualification for an Assistant in a Steiner School setting and is also the pre-requisite for study of the Certificate Course PTC, the final course for Steiner primary teaching.

  • PTFW: Webinars only, receive a Statement of Attendance

  • PTFM: Module Study, Webinars with Tasks, receive a Statement of Module Completion

Exploring Anthroposophy: Term 1 and Term 2


2022 Course Dates

Term 1

Zooms:  Feb 16 – March 23

Autumn Seminar: Sunday April 10 – Thursday April 14

Term 2

Zooms:  May 18 – June 22

Term 3

Zooms:  July 20 – Aug 24

Spring Seminar: Sunday Sept 25 – Thursday September 29

Term 4

Zooms: October 26 – November 30


See the 2022 PTF course timetable