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Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education – Primary Teaching

Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education

To become a Rudolf Steiner Class Teacher (Class 1 – 7/8) we offer a 2 year full-time course (or equivalent part-time) a pathway to your Bachelor of Education, the requisite qualification for teaching in Australia. Upon successful completion of your studies, graduates have the flexibility and opportunity to teach in Rudolf Steiner schools as well as government and other independent schools in Australia. This course provides a pathway to a Bachelor of Education at the following Australian Universities subject to successful application:

  • University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney;
  • Deakin University in Melbourne and,
  • The Charles Darwin University.

Course Coordinators:  Adam Chan; Christine Collins

Delivery: Fulltime option: 4 days per week + 10 week practicums Part time option: Choose your units of study and create your own schedule from our set timetable. To graduate all units must be completed together with 10 weeks of practicums within 4 years.

Venues: Our campus is in the Sydney CBD, 307 Sussex St Sydney.

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Qualification:  Our graduating students are granted Recognition of Prior Learning by a number of Universities around Australia in their respective Education degrees. The universities recognise slightly more than a third of the units comprising their degree as having been completed by our students who have completed our Advanced Diploma.

Course Overview

Through this course, Sydney Rudolf Steiner College offers a unique approach to teacher training. The program involves two years of full time study, rich in philosophy, the arts and educational practice.

Semester 1:  Personal Development - students take a series of foundation units in the humanities, sciences, arts and craft.

Semester 2: Professional Development - The Classroom/The Pedagogical Journey This focuses on the theory and practice of Steiner Education. It balances Steiner educational philosophy with curriculum studies, practical experience and mentoring in classrooms.

The personal development of the individual becomes a path of professional practice, concerned with ethical responsibilities to society, the parent community, the school and the education of the child as well as the ability to communicate effectively out of a conscious understanding of their own life path and worldview.