We are Queensland Catholic Education Commission

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.

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.

Our Vision

Shaping the future through prophetic leadership in Catholic Education.

Our Mission

Serving the Catholic Church through Catholic Education in Queensland by leading, collaborating, and advocating for the common good.

Our Values

Integrity – we value discernment and faithful stewardship of our responsibilities

Integrity – we value discernment and faithful stewardship of our responsibilities…

Justice – we value the dignity of all people and the courage to challenge injustice

Hope – we value a sustained sense of optimism in the future

Collegiality – we value subsidiarity and working together for the common good

Service – we value and seek to model Jesus’ servant leadership to our communities

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Responsibilities and functions of the Commission

The Bishops and the Congregational Leaders of Religious Institutes in Queensland have delegated the following functions to QCEC...

The Bishops and the Congregational Leaders of Religious Institutes in Queensland have delegated the following functions to QCEC:

1. Authority and prime responsibility for state-wide policy making and for action in the areas of:

  • funding (negotiations, distribution and accountability with government
  • advocacy, negotiation and agreement with governments and other peak bodies at state and national levels
  • research and collection of statistical data
  • industrial relations with respect to facilitating collaboration between employing authorities in Catholic education
  • public relations and communications on state wide issues relevant to Catholic education

2. Authority and collaborative responsibility to work with others in policy making and action in the following areas for which other educational authorities have prime responsibility:

  • review
  • curriculum
  • religious education outside Catholic school
  • liaison with education for ministry
  • social justice matters.
3. Authority and responsibility, on an ‘ad hoc’ basis, through the consensus of the Commission to provide services on request or to be involved in projects on request and on behalf of other educational authorities.  
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Commission Members

Led by an independent Chairperson, the Commission consists of 16 members including the QCEC Executive Director, the directors of the five diocesan school authorities and representatives of the Bishops of Queensland, leaders of Religious Institutes and other incorporated bodies, the Federation of Parents and Friends Associations and Diocesan Catholic education councils and boards.

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