Part time study program 2018

In 2018 the Seminar offers an inspiring and nourishing part-time program of study, with three options available as follows:

  1. Understanding Child Development and Rudolf Steiner Education (2 years) (at two locations: Warranwood and Castlemaine)
  2. Nourishing Early Childhood (1 year)
  3. Rudolf Steiner Education in the High School (1 year)

These are non-accredited Certificate courses. These courses commence in February 2018.

Term dates for courses at the Seminar Warranwood in 2018 are as follows:

The ‘Understanding Child Development and Rudolf Steiner Ed” part-time course delivered at Castlemaine Steiner School will follow term dates beginning on Thursday 16th February to Thursday 29th March 2018.


An Introduction to Child Development and Rudolf Steiner Education.

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.

We are pleased to announce that in 2017 this course will be offered at two locations: at the Seminar (Warranwood) on a Wednesday evening and at the Castlemaine Steiner School (on a Thursday evening) at 11 Rilens Rd, Muckleford VIC 3451 (subject to sufficient enrolments).

Endorsed Professional Development

For practicing teachers this course comes with full Professional Development endorsement of hours completed over a two year period. A Certificate of Professional Development for 96 hours is issued at the end of each of the three years of study, amounting to a total of 288 hours.
Teachers in Steiner Schools will be enlivened for their daily work based upon the comprehensive overview this program offers; teachers working in the mainstream educational system will find new ideas, approaches to teaching, and inspiration to bring to their classroom.

For Parents and others interested in Steiner pedagogy

Parents and others with an interest in Steiner pedagogy will equally develop insight and understanding into how Steiner education meets the developmental needs of their unfolding child over the phases of life from birth to 7 years, primary years age 7-14, and high school years age 14 and beyond.


A full course description by topic and term is available on the timetable. In summary, the three 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. This year also addresses the Extra Lesson and Anthroposophical Medicine; Anthroposophical studies.


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 8.15-8.40p.m. The second part of the evening follows a lecture/discussion format, concluding at 10.00 p.m.

Our Faculty.

Read about our experienced staff faculty.

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



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.


Certificate in Rudolf Steiner High School Education

A one year part-time course for practicing and prospective teachers interested in furthering their knowledge of Steiner education.

This course is aimed at existing teachers or teachers in training who wish to deepen their understanding of Steiner education in the High School. From the nature of the developing adolescent to the needs of the inner work of the teacher, the course investigates and discusses a variety of aspects pertinent to secondary education.