The New Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education is the only officially recognised Waldorf School secondary qualification being offered transnationally.

SEDT is a New Zealand-registered limited company which has been converted to a New Zealand educational charity.

This has been done through the creation of the Steiner Education Development Foundation (SEDF), a registered charity in New Zealand which holds all the shares in SEDT. SEDT is SEDF’s wholly-owned operating entity.

The qualification's development is informed by user (students, teachers, parents) feedback obtained via online questionnaires using QuestionPro, whose support we gratefully acknowledge.

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