Teaching in our Archdiocese

We seek teachers who support the Catholic ethos of our schools, and who bear witness to Christ and Christian values in their own lives and in their teaching. These teachers give regular and efficient instruction for the academic, physical and spiritual development of their students. They participate in worship and prayer in the school in co-operation with the local parish, and adhere to Catholic principles and values by personal example, integrity and behaviour.


What teaching in our Archdiocese offers

  • Varied teaching experience in a range of rural and urban schools.
  • Support and mentoring for beginning teachers.
  • Opportunities for professional learning and career development.
  • Professional learning programs tailored to the differing needs of teachers and school contexts.


Opportunities for teaching positions

In the ACT, we have nine early learning centres, 24 primary schools and five secondary colleges. In NSW, we have 19 primary schools, two central schools (K-10), 3 colleges (K-12) school and three secondary colleges.

View the Our Schools section of our website for school details.


Qualifications needed to teach in our Archdiocese

  • Teaching qualifications approved by the Catholic Education Office, including a Bachelor of Education (4 years) or Bachelor’s degree plus one year postgraduate Diploma of Teaching/Master of Teaching.
  • For ACT schools, the Working with Vulnerable People card; for NSW schools, the Working with Children Clearance.
  • For ACT schools, registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute; for NSW schools, accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Requirements for religious education

To teach in our schools, teachers need to have RE Accreditation. They complete Religious Education Accreditation A and B courses. This is a total of three professional development days. If a teacher has not undergone these at the point of employment, they will attend the courses afterwards. Teachers are expected to keep their religious education accreditation current.

Catholic teachers who have qualifications in religious education are eligible to teach religious education.


Apply for teaching positions

Apply directly to the school advertising the position – not to the Catholic Education Office. Principals of individual schools are responsible for the employment of staff.

View our Teaching Vacancies section for current positions available.