Information for International Students

Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education

(Course code 10527NAT CRICOS code 086202A, CRICOS Provider Number 01812M)

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The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar is an endorsed provider to international students for the full-time Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education course (10527NAT, CRICOS 086202A). The Seminar has welcomed students from the UK, Europe, South Africa, United States, Bhutan, Japan, South Asia, and South America for over 15 years.  To read about the Advanced Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education (10527NAT, CRICOS 086202A), click here.

International Students commence in the first week of February each year. There is no mid-year intake. We encourage interested candidates to contact us well in advance of the term commencement date, to complete the application process and to allow enough time to acquire a visa and to attend to other organisational matters.

The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar is committed to ensuring that the marketing of its education and training services is undertaken in a professional and ethical manner, in accordance with Standard 1 of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007.

Past students have returned to their countries and applied the qualification and experience gained here in a variety of ways. These include teaching, early childhood education, and providing education support for children with added needs.

International students have contributed enormously, in rich and enduring ways to our teaching and learning here at the Seminar. They have expanded themselves by coming to Australia to undertake their study in Rudolf Steiner education, and have similarly brought great depth and experience to students and staff in Australia.

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act

The Australian Government wants international students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for international students; these laws are known as the ESOS framework.

Legislative Framework:
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000
ESOS legislative framework
ESOS Charges and Levies Acts
National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and its National Code of Practice regulate the delivery of education and training services to protect and enhance Australia’s international reputation, and provide consumer protection for international students. They also support the Migration Act 1958 by reinforcing students’ obligations under their student visas, and requiring institutions to monitor students’ compliance with their visa obligations.
To provide education and training services to international students the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar must comply with rules and regulations required by the Australian Government and the National Regulator TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency). Additionally, the Seminar must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the Seminar and the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education you are undertaking meet the high quality standards set out by the Australian Government; the Seminar’s CRICOS Provider Number is 01812M.
The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar takes its ESOS obligations seriously, and endeavours to deliver quality educational services and to promote them in the most ethical manner possible. It monitors students’ compliance with their visa conditions and reports breaches to the Australian government.
Additional information on studying in Australia is available from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Tuition Protection Service
International students have recourse to the Tuition Protection Service (TPS). The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The TPS ensures that international students are able to receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees. Please refer to the Tuition Protection Service Brochure for further information.

Why study in Melbourne at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar?

The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar has provided education and training in Rudolf Steiner education for over 42 years. It is a well recognised provider in the field of Anthroposophical study; Seminar staff are regular contributors to workshops and conferences around the world.

Testimonials from past and current international students tell us that they enjoy living in Australia, exploring a new landscape and culture, and making friendships. The course is stimulating and enables students to return to their home countries well equipped to further their professional and personal lives.

Support for students.

The Seminar provides orientation support with settling in, practical assistance with finding accommodation, study and personal support to International students, to ensure they get the most out of their studies and their broader Australian experience. See the
International Student Information Handbook
 and the
Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar Student Handbook

If you have any questions about studying here as an International student, please contact us at:


The Seminar’s courses are offered at its campus, located in Warranwood in Melbourne’s outer eastern region, approximately thirty minutes drive from the Melbourne central business district. The teaching ‘Practicum’ or work based training, where students gain practical experience in teaching and observing teachers in the classroom, takes place off site in Steiner schools in Victoria and where relevant, interstate.

Melbourne is an exciting city in which to live and study, with many wonderful food markets, restaurants, parks and gardens, bayside activities, art galleries, theatre and music. It has a large and diverse international student community.

Useful links for international students:

How to apply

The Seminar has a Recognition of Prior Learning policy, which recognises any qualifications or experience you may have, which may be considered as credit toward our course. For further information, download our
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

International Student Enrolment Procedures
  • Access and read the 
    International Student Enrolment Policy
    , the
    International Student Academic Progress Policy
    and the
    International Student Attendance Policy
  • Complete and submit the International Student Application Form and, if appropriate, the
    Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
    * Please ensure that you have read all of our relevant policies.
  • On receipt of your application, the Seminar will assess it.
  • A Skype or telephone interview will take place if you are outside Australia, or in person if you are in Melbourne.
  • If your application is accepted you will receive a letter offering you a place. This letter will ask you to complete and return an enrolment agreement.
  • When we receive your signed enrolment agreement, and part payment of fees as per the fee schedule, we will send you a letter confirming your place.
  • You should use the letter confirming your enrolment place to apply for a study visa. NOTE: The Seminar does not use enrolment agents.
  • Prior to the course commencing, you will receive a letter welcoming you along with relevant orientation material.
Fee information

For information about fees, please refer to the Fee Page.