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The majority of Catholic schools are systemic schools run by Catholic Education offices within the five dioceses of Queensland.
Some schools are run by religious orders of priests, brothers or nuns and are known in Queensland as Religious Institute (RI) schools. There is another group of schools run by church-based incorporated bodies known as Public Juridic Persons (PJP), legal entities under canon law.
Religious Institutes and Public Juridic Persons operating Catholic schools in Queensland are:
Catholic schools, like all non-state schools in Queensland, are established and maintained under the legal provisions of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 and Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2001.
All Catholic schools satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Act and Regulation.
The legislation is administered by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB). Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor in Council and include a nominee of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. The Commission’s nominee is the Executive Director, Dr Lee-Anne Perry.
More details about the accreditation process are available here.
Tertiary education is offered by the Australian Catholic University which has a campus at Banyo in Brisbane.