Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

Annual part-time courses, short courses and PD workshops

As a leader in contemporary Steiner teacher training in Australia, Sydney Rudolf Steiner College has been preparing teachers for a fulfilling career in Steiner education since 1980.

Our annual Foundation courses in Early Childhood, Primary Teaching and High School Teaching offer a comprehensive Steiner training that supports the whole human being through a combination of online learning and in-person seminars, led by highly experienced and internationally regarded lecturers from Australia and around the world.

The second year Certificate courses expand on the Foundation study, exploring essential areas of theoretical and artistic practice and supporting a deepening of the inner development of the teacher.

As well as our annual teaching courses we have a wide variety of short courses in the creative and philosophical fields which offer an encounter with Rudolf Steiner’s world view, that are nourishing, unique and relevant to our time.

The College is also an accredited NESA provider.

Early Childhood Foundation (ECF)

Our part-time annual Foundation course in Early Childhood  is the most comprehensive of its kind in Australia. Delivered over 12 months, the course covers all essential topics required for early childhood as well as the Anthroposophical principles that underpin the Steiner curriculum. In conjunction with the Certificate course it is acknowledged by the International Association of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) as fulfilling the requirements of being a Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood teacher.

This course is open to aspiring Steiner Teachers as well as Parents and Carers of young children.

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Primary Teaching Foundation (PTF)

This part-time annual teaching course provides the fundamentals of Anthroposophical principles. It explores theoretical, practical and artistic modules, giving a comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education, with the child at the centre of the curriculum and covers the essential topics required for Primary Teaching.

Led by highly regarded and experienced local and international tutors, the course also supports the transition from mainstream into Steiner education.

For teachers and aspiring teachers of the Primary school years.

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High School Teaching Foundation (HSF)

Led by highly regarded and experienced local and international tutors, this part-time course covers the essential topics required for teaching in the Steiner High School as well as providing the student with a foundation in Anthroposophy which underpins the entire Steiner curriculum. It explores theoretical, practical, and creative modules, providing a comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education, with the adolescent at the centre of the curriculum.

This course is designed as the foundation course for mainstream high school teachers and Steiner teachers without formal RS High School training. The course focuses on the high school years from class 7 to 12.

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Short Courses

We offer a wide range of online short courses and workshops throughout the year for parents, teachers, aspiring teachers and anyone interested in engaging in the wisdom of Steiner education, with courses such as Exploring Anthroposophy, Nurturing Early Childhood, Life Phases, and The Evolution of Human Consciousness.

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Professional Development Courses

For Steiner educators and professionals we offer a number of specialised short courses throughout the year to deepen knowledge in specific fields of study such as Projective Geometry, Blackboard Drawing, Music, Bothmer Gym, Creative Speech, Painting, Eurythmy, Maths and Handwork.

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Teacher Training Hubs

The College has responded to the changing landscape of Teacher Education by providing easier access to courses in regional centres. Teachers and schools around the country can now participate in collaborative Teacher Training Hubs located in their own school or region. This allows for sharing of resources, an enriched learning experience and the opportunity for schools to deepen their understanding of Steiner education within their own teaching faculty.

To find out how your school can participate in our localised teacher training programs, please contact us at [email protected]

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For more information please visit sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com or call (02) 9261 4001 or email [email protected]

DATES:
01 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
VENUE: Online and in-person