Steiner Education Primary Teaching – Foundation PTF

Enquiries Open for 2023!

For Teachers and Aspiring Teachers of the Primary School Years

This first-year blended course (online and in-person) 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.

Led by highly regarded and experienced local and international tutors, this part-time annual course covers the essential topics required for Primary Teaching and provides the foundations of Anthroposophical principles.

In addition, our programs support the transition from mainstream into Steiner education.

To receive a Statement of Completion, students will need to have successfully completed all webinars, module study, tasks and seminars for this course (option PTFT). This statement of Completion is the prerequisite for study of the Certificate Course (year 2).

PTFT – Total Course Fee $3,400, Or

PTFW – Total Course Fee $1,080

 

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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).

Content

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.

 

 

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).

 

Outcomes

To complete the Foundation Course (PTFT) 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 (PTFW) 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.

 

What our students say

 

“It was great to connect with other teachers. Very useful and practical content. The tutors are such incredibly interesting sources of wisdom and insight.” PTF Student, 2022

 

“My overall experience was amazing. It was deeply fulfilling, nourishing and energising – my heart is so full.” PTF Student, 2022

 

“I am deeply grateful for all the efforts, energy and love that was behind the organisation of the course.” PTF Student, 2022

 

“The lecturers were warm and provided so much wisdom. They and the content they were delivering was engaging and able to be applied to work and personal life.
I feel I grew both as a person as well as building on my anthroposophy knowledge within the PTF course.” PTF Student, 2022

 

“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”. PTF Student, 2021

 

Fee Payment Options

 

PTFT – Total Course Fee $3,400, Or

PTFW – Total Course Fee $1,080

 

 PTFT: Module Study, Webinars and Tasks towards Statement of Completion

 

  • PTFT – 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

  • PTFT – Quarterly Payment | $850* – Quarterly payment installment for the full course (including webinars, seminars, module study & tasks) towards the Statement of Completion, paid in four parts.

 Or

  • PTFT – Payment by Term* | $450  – Includes 6 webinars, module study & tasks towards the Statement of Completion, which is the pre-requisite for the Certificate course

 Plus

  • 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.

 

 

PTFW: Webinars only, towards Statement of Attendance

 

  • PTFW – 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.

Details

Course Code: PTF

Course Coordinator:
Robyn Davis
Email: ptcoordinator@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
Mobile: +61 467 953 881

Venues:

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

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

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

 

 

2023 Course Dates To be Confirmed