Part time study program 2020

In 2020 the Seminar will offer an inspiring and nourishing part-time program of study as follows:

  1. Understanding Child Development and Rudolf Steiner Education (2 years) at three locations: Warranwood, Castlemaine and Ballarat [subject to enrolment numbers].
  2. Nourishing Early Childhood (1 year) (subject to enrolment numbers)

These are non-accredited Certificate courses.

Term dates for courses in 2020 are as follows:

  • Term 1: Wednesday 12th February to Wednesday 25th March 2020
  • Term 2: Wednesday 22nd April to Wednesday 17th June 2020
  • Term 3: Wednesday 15th July to Wednesday 9th September 2020
  • Term 4: Wednesday 7th October to Wednesday 18th November 2020

Understanding Rudolf Steiner Education and Child Development.

This course explores topics across the arts, humanities, education and philosophy, all within the picture of the human being given by Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy. It offers something for everyone!

Undertaking this course will:
• Deepen your understanding of child development.
• Extend your knowledge of Rudolf Steiner Education.
• Develop your inner life.
• Provide you with an enjoyable artistic and social experience.

This course is offered at three locations: at the Seminar (Warranwood, Melbourne) on a Wednesday evening and at the Castlemaine Steiner School (Thursday evenings from 7.00-10.00 pm) and Ballarat Steiner School  (Tuesday evenings 6.15 p.m.-9.15 pm) – subject to enrolment numbers


A full course description by topic and term for the Warranwood course is available on the timetable. In summary, the two year program is structured as follows:
Year 1: Child development as the foundation for Education- Steiner Pedagogy; Anthroposophical studies.
Year 2: Curriculum Studies, exploring the Steiner Curriculum and child development from Early Childhood (kindergarten), through Primary Classes 1-6/8.


Nourishing Early Childhood

A one year course for parents, early childhood educators, people working in childcare and anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the development of the very young child. This course involves lectures and discussions, singing, craft and movement activity.




Original art work by Maria Garrido.