Employment in Catholic Education

Catholic schools in Victoria employ approximately 25,000 teaching and non-teaching staff in almost 500 schools, educating more than 207,000 students.

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.