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Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education

Become a specialist in Steiner philosophy; The only qualification of its kind in Australia.

USC's Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education is fully recognised by Steiner Education Australia. In addition, it is the only post-graduate Steiner Education program in Australia. With a high demand in Steiner schools worldwide due to a shortage of qualified Steiner teachers, this program will advance your teaching career while allowing for flexibility during your studies.

In this program you will:
  • Complete four specialist courses in Steiner Education
  • Learn from fully trained and qualified Steiner teachers and study with like-minded peers
  • Develop skills and knowledge needed to advance in Steiner/Waldorf schools worldwide
  • Progress to a Master of Education

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Program detail
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning
  • Online
Total courses
Total units
1 year
USC program code
Indicative course fee: A$9,800
Entry requirements

A student entering the Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education will normally be required to hold a four-year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification from a recognised institution, or equivalent qualification.

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

For the most up to date program requirements, please see the Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education program page.

Career outcomes

Career opportunities

  • Education advisor
  • Education consultant
  • Qualified Steiner teacher


This program is fully recognised by Steiner Education Australia

Program structure
Required courses (4) 48 units

EDU781 Contemporary Issues in Steiner Education
EDU782 The Art of Steiner Education
EDU783 Steiner Curriculum Development and Evaluation
EDU784 Assessment Principles and Practice in Steiner Education

How to apply

Visit the How to apply for simple steps to submit your international student application and start your USC experience today.


Meet the course coordinator

Dr Shelley Davidow

PhD(Creative Arts) Sunshine Coast, MSc(Ed) Sunbridge College, BA Witw.

  • Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Alternative Education Coordinator
  • School of Education and Tertiary Access

Shelley Davidow is an international author and educator. For the past twenty years she has written and taught on five continents in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, a medium security prison in the USA and at universities. 

Having lived in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, America and Australia, Shelley is an advocate for social justice, transformative pedagogies and mitigating the effects of stress in the classroom. Her research on stress and children, on teaching literacy through creative writing and on decolonising the classroom through arts form the basis for her professional development courses and guest speaker events around Australia.

+61 7 5459 4587

View Shelley's complete USC profile here.