Employment in Catholic Education in Queensland

The Church in the Workplace document provides a framework of vision and values for industrial relations between employers and employees in Catholic schools in Queensland. 

Please note: this section of the QCEC website provides general information about working in Catholic schools in Queensland.  Specific enquiries about opportunities and requirements for employment should be made directly to the relevant Diocesan Catholic Education Office or Religious Institute school.

Queensland Diocesan Offices

Edmund Rice Education Australia

Other Catholic School Authorities

All Hallows’ School, Brisbane
Brigidine College, Indooroopilly
Downlands Sacred Heart College, Toowoomba
Iona College, Wynnum West
Loreto College, Coorparoo
Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne
Marist College, Ashgrove
Mount Alvernia College, Kedron
Mt St Michael’s College, Ashgrove
Padua College, Kedron
St Patrick’s College, Townsville
St Rita’s College, Clayfield
St Ursula’s College, Toowoomba
St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon
Stuartholme School, Toowong
Villanova College, Coorparoo

Catholic schools aspire to provide the best possible teaching and learning that is shaped by a Catholic vision of life.

Catholic schools in Queensland offer the Catholic community and the people of Australia an educational service with the purpose of enhancing the full development of students, intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally and morally.  Catholic schools offer choices to parents for schooling that is in accord with their own values and beliefs.

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is not responsible for the employment of staff in Catholic schools in Queensland.  QCEC is, however, responsible for employing staff who work in the Secretariat of the Commission.  For current employment opportunities in QCEC visit Employment @ QCEC.

In Queensland there are 22 Catholic school authorities who are responsible for employing staff in the 296 Catholic schools in the State. Five of the employing authorities are diocesan based where the Bishop of the Diocese has delegated responsibility for employment of staff in diocesan schools to the Executive Director/Director of the Catholic Education Office in that Diocese.

The remaining 17 employing authorities are Religious Institutes schools which have been established by a Catholic religious order.  Each of these employing authorities is responsible for employing staff who work in their school/s.


Anyone who wishes to teach in Queensland Catholic schools must be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers.  Standards which must be met relate to qualifications and to good character.  To satisfy the requirements of the Education (Teacher Registration) Act 1988, criminal record checks are conducted on all applicants prior to admission to the Register.  School officers, services staff and volunteers in schools are required to obtain a “Blue Card”.  All school personnel are required to undertake Student Protection Training.

Religious education teaching requirements

To teach religious education in a Catholic school, teachers need to be Accredited to Teach Religion.

To gain this accreditation teachers are required to complete the equivalent of four semester units of study in areas of:

  • Theology
  • Spirituality
  • Catholic education or religious education.

For current employment opportunities please use the links provided in this website to Catholic employing authorities’ websites where vacancies will be advertised.