Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar

For over 50 years, Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar has been training adults in Steiner Education and anthroposophy, providing graduates with an accredited pathway toward teaching credentials and providing existing teachers with specialised knowledge, skills and resources required to teach in Steiner schools.

We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3948 CRICOS 01812M) approved to deliver courses to both local and international students.  We offer full-time and part-time courses, online and on-campus.  Our course offering is below.

Full-time Accredited Studies

The Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education provides students with strong foundation studies, abundant teaching resources and materials, curriculum studies, teaching and community building skills, with three practical placements in Steiner schools.  The course is accredited by the Australian government and provides up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Education with our university partners or the university of your choice.  The Advanced Diploma is offered online and on-campus.   Find out more HERE.

Here’re what our students say:

“The deepest and most profound lectures, the enormous love, care and support in the two year training, and many more gifts you have given are carried in my heart…”

It’s wonderful that the Advanced Diploma is now available online, opening up this course for so many more of us.  The flexibility of online learning allows me to fit this course in around family and work commitments.  The course is well organised and structured and the content relevant and incredibly creative and enjoyable.  The tutors have been very supportive and present, and it’s been great to connect with peers from around the country.  Highly recommended!”

Part-time Professional Development Studies

Each of our part-time courses are equally relevant to teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and adults seeking professional and personal growth.

For qualified teachers who want to transition to teaching in Steiner schools we recommend the following in 2024:

  • Primary Teaching – Years 1 to Year 6, a two year part-time online, and an optional 3-day intensive
  • Early Childhood – one year part-time online, and two 3-day optional intensives catering to people who care for children of different age groups
  • Therapeutic and communication courses

The completion of these courses will give you a certificate of professional development hours referencing the Australian Teacher Professional Standards.  Each online session is live-streamed and recorded.

The year-long part-time courses are run once a week for a 7-week term with 4 terms per year.  Each weekly session is 1.5 or 2 hours from 7.00pm and is recorded.

Primary Class and Intensives

Taught by highly experienced teachers with extensive anthroposophical training, the course explores human development and how it informs the foundations of the Steiner pedagogy and the Class 1 – 6 Steiner curriculum.

First term commences on Tuesday 13th February.  For more information click HERE.

A face-to-face Intensive for Primary Classes 3-4 will be held on 15-17 March 2024 in Warranwood, Victoria.  For details and enrol, visit HERE.  Early bird pricing of 10% discount is offered if payment is received by 31st January.

Early Childhood and Intensives

A deeper understanding of child development from birth to 7 years equips educators, play group leaders, parents, and other early childhood carers to create nurturing environments, daily and weekly rhythms, and age-appropriate activities for children in their vital years.

First term commences on Wednesday 21st February at 7pm. For more information click HERE.

There will be two Early Childhood face-to-face intensives on 15-17 March at Warranwood, Victoria: for 0-4 years old (info HERE), and for 3-6 years old (info HERE).  Early bird pricing of 10% discount is offered if payment is received by 31st January.

Foundations of Steiner Education I & II

Our two Foundation Courses are aimed at those with an interest in gaining an understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s teachings in relationships to Steiner education.  They are highly relevant to teachers who are new to Steiner schools.  Course I & II is also taught in the Primary part-time online courses.

First term commences on Tuesday 13th February at 7pm. For more information click HERE.

Therapeutic Arts for Support, Development and Well-being

This program invites you to explore the therapeutic value of working with a range of artistic modalities. It is not an art therapy training, but does offer an experiential framework, based upon an anthroposophical understanding of human development, for exploring the therapeutic effects of the arts in our lives.

A two-term course commencing Monday 22 July at 7pm.  For more information click HERE.

The Art of Communication

Enlivening conversations often bring new energies, ideas, and perspectives.  It builds connections, deepens relationships, and offers opportunities to bring change.  Conversation skills are seldom taught in education or workplace, yet it is essential in our daily lives.

Join us for this enriching and insightful course as we observe not only communications with two or more people, but also ourselves (self-talk).  If you are seeking personal and professional growth, how to manage conflict, as well as how to build relationships and communities, this is the course for you.

This one-term course runs on Wednesdays 9 Oct – 20 Nov 2024 at 7pm. For more information click HERE.

For any questions of the above courses, please contact us at [email protected]

01 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
VENUE: Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar and Online