Who are we?

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is the peak body representing Catholic education in Queensland. The Commission works with the five diocesan school authorities and 17 Religious Institutes and other incorporated bodies which operate Catholic schools within the state.

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What’s our role?

The Commission holds a state-wide strategic role focused on advancing Catholic education. The 16-member Commission is led by an independent Chairperson supported by a Secretariat.QCEC also draws on the wisdom and expertise within the Catholic education sector through a series of committees.

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Latest News & Events

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Season of the Spirit

A new prayer resource will be launched at Pentecost this year to encourage students and staff in Catholic… Read More

Budget provides mixed outcomes for Catholic schools

The 2018 federal budget has delivered mixed results for Queensland’s Catholic school sector. Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive… Read More

Advisory body to monitor Church abuse reforms

A new Implementation Advisory Group has been set up to monitor the Catholic Church’s ongoing reforms in response… Read More

Gonski report highlights opportunity for improvement

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission QCEC) has welcomed the findings and recommendations of the Review to Achieve Excellence… Read More

Religious education resource for changing times

A new resource for teaching religious education in Catholic schools is a response to changing social, church and… Read More

Cathy calls it a Day

After 46 years in education and 12 years at the helm of Townsville Catholic Education, Dr Cathy Day… Read More

Queensland Catholic Schools

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304 Schools

In 2018 304 Catholic schools in Queensland educate 1 in 5 students across the state

27 Kindergartens

In 2018 27 Catholic kindergartens are operating across Queensland. delivering a fully accredited program to almost 1,000 children

16 Boarding Schools

There are 16 Catholic Boarding Schools in QLD, with 2,148 Students enrolled.

5k Students with disabilities

In 2016 more than 5,000 Students with disabilities are educated in Catholic Schools

6k Indigenous Students

In 2016 almost 6,000 Indigenous students were enrolled in Catholic Schools

5k Received VET qualifications

5,000 students Received VET qualifications in Catholic Colleges