Finance & Compliance

The Commission operates under the terms of a constitution approved by the Corporation of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Queensland. Under this Constitution, delegations to the Commission include authority and prime responsibility for state-wide policy making and for action in the areas of:

  • funding (distribution of, negotiations concerning and accountability for the funding of Catholic schools by the Commonwealth Government and the State Government)
  • research and collection of statistical, financial and educational data relevant to the Commission’s prime functions.

The Commission has appointed a Finance Committee to assist in discharging its responsibilities. This Committee is charged with reviewing all funding distribution arrangements for all programs and recommending to the Commission that they formally endorse arrangements for each program.

Arrangements take into account the following perspectives:

  • the need for transparency in the Commission’s financial operations
  • the need for good administrative practice, i.e. appropriate authority and adequate documentation to facilitate the making of payments
  • the need for a fair and equitable outcome in terms of student, school and community needs.

Government programs available to Catholic schools that are being administered by the Commission can be found by using the links in the menu to the left.

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (The Commission) has an appeals process that applies to all government funding programs where the Commission is responsible for and has endorsed arrangements for the distribution of funds. The endorsed arrangements refer to the Program Funding Arrangements approved by the Commission on an annual basis.