Become a qualified Steiner teacher through our pathways to a Bachelor of Education.


The Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education, (Course code 10527NAT, CRICOS code 086202A) provides an essential and critical pre-requisite  pathway to a university Bachelor of Education. This qualifies graduates to teach in both Steiner schools and mainstream Australian schools.

There is a dire shortage of Steiner trained teachers in Australia: Steiner schools place the highest priority on employing teachers who have attained this qualification. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with schools around Australia which states “It is the employment practice of this school that wherever possible we only employ suitable teachers with accredited Steiner Teacher Training.”  

Further, the recognition by the Australian Curriculum Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA) of the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework in 2011 underscores the fundamental necessity that teachers be professionally trained to deliver this curriculum. The Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education has most recently been written (and reaccredited 2014) with the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework embedded throughout the units of competency. This qualification is the sole accredited training course which equips teachers with the knowledge and skills to work with this curriculum.

The Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education is endorsed by the peak body representing industry (Steiner Schools), Steiner Education Australia.

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education can complete a Bachelor of Education (Primary) through any of the three pathways available as follows:

  1. The Australian Catholic University– on campus in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballarat, North Sydney and Strathfield. The ACU offers 180 credit points out of a total of 360, this being the first two years of the Bachelor of Education.
  2. Deakin University in Burwood, Melbourne, offers 9 credit points out of 32, on campus.
  3. Charles Darwin University offers up to 160 out of 320 credit points; this course can be studied on-line or on campus in the Northern Territory. CDU has recently created nine pathways to Bachelor of Education degrees, including Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teaching specialities. Click to read more about each of these here:  Early Childhood Teaching; Primary Teaching; Secondary (Health and Physical Education); Secondary Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences); Secondary Teaching (Mathematics) or (IT); Secondary Teaching (Music); Secondary Teaching (Science); Secondary Teaching (Visual Arts).

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), graduates seek teacher registration through their relevant State authority and are then ready to teach in both mainstream schools and Steiner schools in Australia.

If you would like further information about the units for which credit is granted, or to see the study plan for each university pathway, please call the office on 03 9876 5199.

Many of our students who have completed their training through these pathways are now taking classes in Steiner schools around Australia: have a look on our Graduate Outcomes page to read their personal stories.


 

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