Ongoing Renewal

Ongoing renewal is designed to offer opportunities to staff to continue to develop their understanding of the nature and objectives of the Catholic school. It is required for all staff every five years once the initial Accreditation status has been achieved.

Who is ongoing renewal for

All those who have been issued with an Accreditation certificate.

What is required

An Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School certificate is to be renewed every five years by completing the following hours of approved professional development:

  • 0.4 FTE or less. A total of 5 hours faith formation and/or knowledge component

  • 0.4 FTE to 0.7 FTE. A total of 10 hours faith formation and/or knowledge component

  • 0.7 FTE to 1.0 FTE. A total of 15 hours faith formation and/or knowledge component

An Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School or Accreditation to Teach Religious Education certificate is to be renewed every five years by completing the following hours of approved professional development:

  • 0.4 FTE or less. 10 hours ongoing renewal, with a minimum 5 hours from the knowledge component

  • 0.4 FTE to 0.7 FTE. 20 hours ongoing renewal, with a minimum 10 hours from the knowledge component

  • 0.7 FTE to 1.0 FTE. 30 hours ongoing renewal, with a minimum 15 hours from the knowledge component

  • It is the responsibility of individual staff members to know when their certificate expires and to keep documentation demonstrating their progress towards completion of the required hours.

  • Once a staff member has completed the required hours to renew their Accreditation certificate, they must forward copies of their certificates to CEWA to request that their Accreditation certificate be renewed.

  • For any approved school based inservice, it is the Principal’s responsibility to print and issue the proforma certificates to those teachers who attended the inservice.

  • Catholic Education Western Australia will provide certificates for any office based courses

  • Staff members on leave without pay can extend their ongoing renewal period by the amount of time they are on leave. The same applies to staff who are not working in the Catholic Education system in WA for a period of time.

Implementation Date

For those issued with Accreditation certificates prior to the introduction of ongoing renewal, the following renewal dates apply:

  • Accreditation B certificates issued from 1987 to 1997 expired 31 December 2006

  • Accreditation B certificates issued 1998 to 2001 expired 31 December 2007

  • Accreditation A certificates issued prior to 1 January 2004 expired 31 December 2008

  • Approved professional development undertaken in 2002 or 2003 is automatically credited towards the knowledge component, as the option to use faith formation was introduced on 1 January 2004. There is no retrospective approval for faith formation programs undertaken before 1 January 2004.