International Student Information

Information for International Students

Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education

(Course code 10825NAT, CRICOS course code 107755A, 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 (10825NAT, CRICOS 107755A). 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, click here.

International students commence in early February each year. There is no mid-year intake. We encourage interested candidates to contact us well in advance of the course commencement date to complete the application process and to allow enough time to acquire a visa and to attend to other administrative matters.

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, setting up new schools and programs and providing education support for children with additional 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.


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 50 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 long-lasting 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 on-campus courses are offered in Warranwood in Melbourne’s outer eastern region, approximately thirty minutes drive from the Melbourne central business district. The Practical Placement (also known as Practicum), where students gain experience in teaching and observing teachers in the classroom, takes place 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.

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.

How to apply

International Student Enrolment Procedure

Please note the Seminar does not use enrolment agents.

Where English is not your first language, you will need a IELTS score of 6 or higher.

1.  Access and read our relevant policies and documents

2. Obtain a copy of your passport photo page, a short (500-word) essay hand-written biographical statement introducing yourself; copies of your qualifications (high school certificate, post-secondary, tertiary certificates);  two references; copy of your IELTS results.

3.  Complete and submit the online International Student Application Form.

4.  Pay a $400 non-refundable enrolment administration fee.

5.  The Seminar will assess your application and contact you if any additional information is required. If you have not completed the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 or higher qualification, you will be required to complete an online language, literacy and numeracy  test.

6.  An interview (in-person or online) will be organised.

7.  If your application is accepted you will receive a Letter of Offer  and an Enrolment Agreement for you to complete, sign and return. 

8.  When we receive your Enrolment Agreement, we send you a Confirmation of Enrolment  which you will use for your student visa application.

9.  Apply for your student visa at your nearest Australian Embassy.

10.  Send confirmation  of your successful visa application and proof of Overseas Student Health Cover to the Seminar. 

11.    Make your initial tuition fee payment.

12.  Once payment is received, you will receive a Welcome Letter along with relevant orientation material.

13. Once you are in Australia, you are required to register for a ‘Unique Student Identifier’ number ( and a Working With Children Check  (

Fee information

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

The Seminar may recognise some qualifications or experience you have that may be considered as credit toward our course. For our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, download Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

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 complies with rules and regulations required by the Australian Government and the National Regulator TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency). Additionally, the Seminar is 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 Home Affairs website, StudyAustralia.

Tuition Protection Service
International students have recourse to the Tuition Protection Service (TPS), an Australian Government initiative that assists international students in the event that their education provider is 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.