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Working with Catholic Education

Interested in being part of the team?

Catholic Education - Diocese of Rockhampton, is a large, dynamic and growing organisation with a current enrolment of approximately 18 220 students and a staff of approximately 3,899 in 10 Kindergartens, 19 Outside School Hours Care Services, 31 Catholic Primary Schools and 8 Catholic Secondary Colleges. Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton serves communities from Bundaberg in the south to Mackay in the north and west to Longreach.

With a vibrant working environment, we provide excellent benefits for staff including professional and career development opportunities that build personal and organisational capability. We celebrate diversity in our workforce, and value the knowledge and skills that a diverse range of employees bring to the workplace. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission and we have an emphasis on caring and supporting teachers in both their vocation in working with students and other aspects of their lives.

We look forward to receiving your application and are sure that you will find a career with Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton very rewarding.

3,899 Staff
18,220 Students
10 Kindergartens
31 Primary Schools
19 Outside School Hours Care Services
8 Colleges

Kym McAndrew

Kym McAndrew is an experienced teacher working as Assistant Principal Curriculum at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School in Gladstone. Hear what she has to say about teaching in our schools since 1999.

Interested in being part of the team?

Career Vacancies

Staff Reflections

Get to know a few of our staff and their thoughts about teaching and working with Catholic Education.

For information on the Application Process, please click here: HOW TO APPLY GUIDE - TEACHERS 
Employment APP

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Information for teachers

Anyone who wishes to teach in Queensland schools must be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. Registration ensures that a high standard of preparation, conduct and practice is upheld. Standards which must be met relate to qualifications and suitability to teach. To satisfy the requirements of the Education (Teacher Registration) Act 1988, criminal record checks are conducted on all applicants prior to admission to the QCT Register. Further information can be found at www.qct.edu.au 


Accreditation is a process undertaken by Catholic School Authorities that recognises competency to teach in a Catholic school and to teach Religion in a Catholic school. You are not required to have Accreditation prior to applying. For further information, please view the Accreditation Information Sheet.

Appointment of Staff

All Principals and Teachers are appointed by the Diocesan Director of Catholic Education. Secondary Colleges recruit their own teaching staff. Applications for these positions should be made directly to the college of your choice. Non-teaching positions in Catholic schools are appointed by the school Principal who is delegated this authority.

Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Information for non-teachers

All new employees, other than registered teachers, cannot commence their duties in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Rockhampton until they are issued with or have applied for a Blue Card. As Blue Cards are issued to individuals and are transferable between employers, employees are responsible for paying the application fee. Further information can be found at www.qfcc.qld.gov.au

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures.