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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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

NCEC welcomes commitment to low-fee Catholic schools

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s declaration of support for open, accessible, faith-based education… Read More

New Independent Chair for QCEC

Eminent Queensland legal identity The Honourable Margaret White AO will be the new Independent Chair of the Queensland Catholic Education… Read More

Catholic education leaders support Queensland premier’s plans to stop bullying

QUEENSLAND’S key advocate for Catholic schools believes Australian leaders can help reduce bullying among young people by examining… 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