Certificate in Rudolf Steiner Education (Primary)- part-time


A two year part-time course for practicing and prospective teachers, parents and anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of Steiner education. This course is offered at three locations: the Seminar in Warranwood (Melbourne), Castlemaine Steiner School and Ballarat Steiner School.

Extend your knowledge of Rudolf Steiner Education.
Enjoy an artistic and social experience.
For your own inner development.

This is a ‘hands on’ experiential course which requires your active participation. It is an opportunity to extend your knowledge of Rudolf Steiner Education, gain practical and artistic skills to bring to your work and life; to enjoy an artistic and social experience and to nourish your inner life. It requires regular attendance and can be undertaken at two levels:

  • Certificate in Rudolf Steiner Education (Primary) – this includes some reading and small assessment tasks to be completed outside the course sessions.
  • Professional Development Certificate – students may elect to attend by year, term or subject,  complete the same small relevant assessment tasks, and receive a PD Certificate of  Attendance with stated hours.

This is an enjoyable and manageable load, reflecting the part-time nature of the course.

Rudolf Steiner education aims at educating the child through a balance of practical, artistic and academic activities. Its methods work with the child’s developing consciousness as it moves, step by step, through the curriculum.

This course is offered for anyone interested in extending their knowledge of anthroposophy in general, and the Rudolf Steiner curriculum in particular.  Students who are already qualified teachers are eligible to teach in Steiner schools upon completion of the certificate.

Location details and times

Warranwood: Every Wednesday evening from 7.00-10.00 p.m.
Each evening begins with an artistic activity which may include singing, sculpture, painting, form drawing, recorder, Eurythmy. We then share a delicious and social supper together from 8.15-8.40 p.m. The second part of the evening follows a lecture/discussion format as we explore the Steiner curriculum and how it unfolds from Classes 1-8 in relation to stages of child development, concluding at 10.00 p.m.

Central Victoria at two locations:

  1. Ballarat Steiner School: Tuesday evenings 6.00-9.00 pm
  2. Castlemaine Steiner School: Thursday evenings from 7.00-10.00 pm.

To speak to the Central Victoria Coordinator please call 0427 570 672

See the timetable below or click for large format here

Course fees

Cost: $ 1600 per year payable over four terms ($400 per term) which includes administration and enrolment fees.
Fees are invoiced the beginning of each term and can be paid in person by cheque, cash, or by direct deposit to:
Account Name: Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar Ltd.
BSB No: 013-278
Account No: 352439439
Branch Address: ANZ 111 Main St Croydon
Direct deposit payment: so that we can identify your payment, please ensure if you are paying by direct deposit, that you reference your payment with:
 Surname, Initial, Course Name
e.g. Smith T, Course name …., ENROL

How to apply

To apply for this course click the button below to fill out an online application

Apply Online

Further information: tel. +61 3 9876 5199 or office@steinerseminar.com.

*Note: The Certificate in Rudolf Steiner Education (Primary) is not an accredited course, and is not eligible for VET Student Loans.