Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission?

The role of QCEC is essentially strategic in facilitating collaboration between Catholic education employing authorities and acting on their behalf on matters requiring a state-wide approach including:

  • the negotiation and distribution of government funding to Catholic schools
  • advocating and promoting the position of Catholic education and liaising with government and various peak bodies
  • communicating and responding both internally and through the media to issues relevant to Catholic education state-wide and nationally in cooperation with the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC)
  • managing industrial relations matters with respect to facilitating collaboration between Catholic education employing authorities
  • collaborating with Catholic school authorities in areas such as curriculum, information and communication technologies, religious education outside Catholic schools, education for Ministry and social justice matters
  • researching, collecting and managing relevant statistical, financial and educational information/data.


Who makes up QCEC?

QCEC is a 16 member body. It includes the Executive Director, Bishop’s representative, Directors of each diocese, representatives of Leaders of Religious Institutes of Queensland, Federation of Parents and Friends and Catholic Education Councils and Boards.

The work of the Commission is carried out by a secretariat staff based at the Catholic Centre in Edward Street, Brisbane.


Does the QCEC administer Catholic schools in Queensland?

No. Catholic schools are administered by five autonomous diocesan employing authorities in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns. In addition a number of schools are administered by Religious Institutes or congregations.


How do I find out more information about particular Catholic schools in Queensland?

The Find a Catholic School icon on the home page of this site will direct you to a map and the website of the region in which you are looking to locate a school.


How do I find out more information about working in a Catholic school in Queensland?

General information about accreditation and other requirements for employment in Catholic schools in Queensland can be found in the Employment Services section of this website, however specific enquiries regarding opportunities, necessary qualifications etc should be made directly to the relevant Diocesan Catholic Education Office or Religious Institute school.