Working in Catholic Education

Catholic schools in Victoria employ approximately 25,000 teaching and non-teaching staff in almost 500 schools, educating more than 213,000 students.

Catholic schools are an integral part of the Church’s mission. Our belief in the ultimate intrinsic value of each individual student is based on a distinctive educational vision – inspired by the example and message of Jesus Christ.

School leaders, teachers and staff work collaboratively with the school community as they inquire into their practice and collaborate across the school – with a shared focus on optimising student learning, engagement and positive sense of self.

Our teachers recognise the need to know their students’ 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.

Catholic Education employees enjoy a family-friendly workplace and excellent entitlements and provisions.

We understand the importance of dedicated staff, whose contribution to the life of a Catholic school gives witness to the values of the Gospel and the mission of the Church. 

Types of Employment

Teaching positions

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

  • Ongoing (part-time or full-time)
  • Fixed-term
  • 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, Out of School Hours Care staff, grounds and maintenance staff, etc.

Catholic Education Office positions

The diocesan Catholic education offices (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.

Job Search

This Job Search will help you find roles in Catholic schools across Victoria. If you would like to see roles available at CECV, please go to Employment Opportunities with CECV.