Standing Committees

The Catholic Education Commission (CEC) has two standing committees: the CEC Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn (CSPACG). The CEC establishes working parties on a needs basis.  Members of the CEC working parties are chosen in terms of their experience and expertise in a particular area.

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Objectives of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee are to:

  • Assist the Commission in discharging its responsibilities in relation to financial reporting practices, financial and accounting policies and procedures, management and internal controls and risk management
  • Provide a forum for communication between the Commission, CEO staff and auditors
  • Ensure the integrity of CEO financial systems and internal controls.

Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn (CSPACG) was formally launched on the 21 February 2014. CSPACG is the peak body representing the interests of all Catholic school parents in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and is the largest non-government school parent body in the ACT.

CSPACG is the body officially recognised by the Archbishop and the CEC to represent the interests of families of children in all Catholic schools across the Archdiocese.

CSPACG is represented on the CEC and through it has significant access to and involvement in, mainstream education issues as well as input into policy and financial decisions. The Catholic school parent voice was sought by government and was invited to participate as a member of the steering committee leading a project exploring parental engagement.

Membership and Organisational Structure

Membership of CSPACG includes every systemic Catholic school and the group of Catholic congregational schools. CSPACG structure is made up of representatives from each of the recognised regions of the Archdiocese. Alternative representatives from each region may also attend meetings and act for the representative in their absence but there is only one authorised representative acting for the region at each meeting. A Chairperson, an expert representative and an executive officer also form part of CSPACG.

Organisational Structure


CSPACG meets four times in each calendar year for ordinary meetings with one additional Annual General Meeting. The purpose for meetings is to contribute to the national Catholic parent representational body – Catholic School Parents Australia and to provide a wider forum for discussing education issues and other issues that impact Catholic school families.