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All employees in Catholic education enjoy a family-friendly workplace and excellent entitlements and provisions.

School leaders, teachers and staff work collaboratively with each school community, with a shared focus on optimising student engagement, learning and a positive sense of self.

School staff are supported by staff in diocesan school proprietors, who provide a range of centralised and corporate services.

Types of Employment

Teaching positions

Teachers employed by Catholic schools are employed in the following types of positions:

  • Ongoing (part-time or full-time)
  • Casual Relieving
  • Emergency Teachers – to cover short-term absences of teachers.

Non-teaching positions

The range of non-teaching positions in a school is extensive and includes roles in: business management, payroll, administration, reception, marketing, science laboratory technicians and assistants, librarians and library assistants, IT support, classroom support/teachers’ aides, Koorie Education Workers, multi-cultural education aides, Out of School Hours Care staff, grounds and maintenance staff, etc.

Positions in diocesan school proprietors

Catholic school proprietors (in the dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sandhurst and Sale) employ staff in a variety of roles in a wide range of professional and administrative positions.

Teaching in Catholic Schools

Our teachers recognise the need to know their students and their learning profiles and to continually consider their own professional learning needs as they work together to promote individual, collective and systemic learning within the Catholic faith.

We understand that learning is enhanced when teachers work within a positive culture that values learning and the human person.

Our teachers strive to engage students, cater for their individual differences, and aim towards identified learning outcomes.

Registration as a teacher in Victoria

All teachers in Victoria must hold current teacher registration through the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) whether you work in the Catholic, government or independent sector.  The VIT is an independent statutory authority for the teaching profession, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.

Accreditation to Teach and to Teach Religious Education or Lead in Catholic Schools in Victoria

Leaders and teachers in Catholic schools play an essential part in seeking to ensure that students experience a quality education and are invited to encounter God and develop their knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic faith and tradition.

The accreditation process aims to support leaders and teachers entering and continuing service in Catholic education to develop the knowledge and skills that will support authentic witness in and across all Victorian Catholic schools.

Leaders and teachers entering Catholic education without being accredited to teach in a Catholic school are granted a five-year period from the commencement of employment to secure their accreditation.

There are two levels of accreditation in recognition of the different roles that leaders and teachers undertake:

  1. Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School (gain and maintain)
  2. Accreditation to Teach Religious Education or Lead in a Catholic School (gain and maintain).

All teachers are required to gain and maintain Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School.

More information on accreditation procedures to Teach and to Teach Religious Education or Lead in Catholic Schools is available through the Catholic education office website for your diocese.

Diocesan offices

Archdiocese of Melbourne

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS)
James Goold House 228 Victoria Parade (PO Box 3) EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002

Diocese of Ballarat

Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL)
200 Gillies Street North LAKE WENDOUREE VIC 3350

Diocese of Sale

Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Ltd (DOSCEL)
6 Witton Street (PO Box 322) WARRAGUL VIC 3820

Diocese of Sandhurst

Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd
120 Hargreaves Street (PO Box 477) BENDIGO VIC 3552