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Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education

Advance your teaching career and become a specialist in Steiner philosophy with this flexible graduate certificate. The only qualification of its kind in Australia, USC’s program offers the opportunity to connect theory and practice, and work with experts and likeminded educators to develop your pedagogy. Graduates are in demand in Steiner schools all over the world due to an international shortage of qualified Steiner teachers.

The program includes weekly online lectures that can be viewed at your own convenience, engaging weekly classes delivered online in real time, and a compulsory two-day weekend intensive for each course (four intensives in total).

Looking for an advanced qualification? Upon successful completion of the four Steiner Education courses, you can choose to progress to a Master of Education.

This program is fully recognised by Steiner Education Australia.

Note: The Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education is a postgraduate education program open to applicants with a Bachelors degree in any subject. This program, however, does not qualify graduates for teacher registration. Offshore International students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to International students already studying in Australia on a student visa.

In this program you will:

  • Complete four specialist courses in Steiner Education
  • Learn from fully trained and qualified Steiner teachers and study with a cohort of like-minded peers
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to advance your teaching career in Steiner/Waldorf schools, both in Australia and overseas





1 year 1 year Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2024 fees (A$)

A$2,220 - 2024 Fees CSP
A$10,000 Annual fee
Annual fee


  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Career opportunities

  • Education advisor
  • Education consultant
  • Qualified Steiner teacher


This program is fully recognised by Steiner Education Australia

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  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning
  • Online
Total courses
Total units
1 year 1 year
UniSC program code
Program coordinator
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

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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • This program is available for part time study only
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Not available to International students on a Student Visa
  • All courses available on campus at Sippy Downs
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Master of Education and Graduate Certificates in Education - Inherent Academic requirements

UniSC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

UniSC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at UniSC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a UniSC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

CSP estimate
A$2,220 - 2024 Fees
Annual tuition fee (A$, 2024)

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

International fee-paying places

Annual tuition fees are based on 2024 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to UniSC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

The only post-graduate program in Steiner Education in Australia
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2nd in Australia for postgraduate student support in Education Good Universities Guide 2023
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