Part time study program 2018

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

  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)
  4. Anthroposophical Study Group -begins 21st February 2018

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:

  • Term 1: Wednesday 15th February to Wednesday 28th March 2018
  • Term 2: Wednesday 2nd May to Wednesday 20th June 2018
  • Term 3: Wednesday 18th July to Wednesday 12th September 2018
  • Term 4: Wednesday 10th October to Wednesday 21st November 2018

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.


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 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).


A full course description by topic and term 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.




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.




Anthroposophical Studies- New course commencing February 21st 2018.  

Maria Garrido for the Michael Group will focus on working with colour in the first session from 7 – 8.15pm.

After a social break for a shared supper, Lynne and Jonathan Klugman will conduct a study focusing on ‘What does it mean to be human and what is the nature of consciousness today’. This will draw on Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophical insights and will involve group sharing of questions and presentation of insights, from 8.45 to 10pm.

The first 6 weeks will finish just before Easter on March 28th and will cost $300. Student concessions are available by arrangement with the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar. 

This is a joint initiative of the Seminar and the Michael Group of the Anthroposophical Society, Victoria

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

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Original art work by Maria Garrido.