EC02 Early Childhood Certificate Course Enrolment Only

Fees: $120.00 *

* $120 Non refundable enrolment fee.  See below for full payment details.

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200 indicative hours

This course is for those who wish to become a Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Teacher.

Course Overview

Course Title: EC02 Certificate  in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education
Course Coordinator: Linda St Clair
Tutors include: Renate Long-Breipohl, Anni Gemell, Catherine Pilko, Ebba Bodame, Lesley Carlton – all leading figures in Australian Steiner Early Childhood education.
Delivery: 8 weekends over ONE year with a 3 week Practicum.
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex St, Sydney 2000
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – Castlecrag campus.

Course Dates 2018

This course runs every second year. Next intake is for 2019.

Fees & Payment Options

Fees: $3500 + $120 (non-refundable) enrolment fee.

Please consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

Payment Schedule:
On enrolment the $120 (non-refundable) enrolment fee is required.

Then 3 payment options:

Option 1: Annual Payment in full at enrolment. Total course fee = $3500.00.
Option 2: 4 x Bi-Monthly (every second month) Payments of $875, 1st of each month. Total course fee = $3500.00.
Option 3: 28 x Weekly Payments of $135; Total course fee. Fees include administration processing. Total course fee = $3780.


Study of EC02 is only possible with either EC01 completed or EC05 completed or approved study elsewhere.

EC02 runs with a minimum of 10 enrolments every second year. 

Course Study Outline

The self-development of teacher: both personal and professional. Study of essential texts by Rudolf Steiner.

Morning Circle: how do we create one? Movement, finger games, workshopping and presenting.

The Four Lower Senses and Sense disturbances.

Child Study: Observation of a child in the light of the Anthroposophical spiritual understanding of the human being including aspects of temperament, constitutional type, school readiness and the education of the will. Students will learn how to work with a holistic picture of the individual child.

Archetypes and the meaning of Fairy Tales: painting with a fairy-tale theme.

Festivals: The spiritual picture and working with the rhythm of the year.

Artistic Practice: puppet-making, lyre-playing, eurythmy and sculpture.


A three week practicum is undertaken at a Rudolf Steiner Pre-School or Kindergarten.

Tasks in the practicum include child study, morning circle, music with the children as well as a professional diary.

Additional Requirements

For full Certification as a Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood teacher students need to complete/demonstrate 100 hours of approved Anthroposophical study.

To complete the 100 hours there are various possibilities:

Anthroposophy, Biography or Inner Development, and 2 artistic elements must be studied in total. Assignments need to be completed for Anthroposophy and Biography/Inner Development.

  • Attend DE02 (Distance) Course Residential Semester 1 to complete Anthroposophy, and the 2 artistic studies. Biography/Inner Development through short course.
  • Study of various short courses through Sydney Rudolf Steiner College.
  • Courses, with documentation, studied elsewhere can be submitted for credit and approval.


Certificate with all requirements satisfactorily completed is 400 hours of study. This Certificate is acknowledged by the international Steiner organisation IASWECE (International Association Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education)

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