All teaching staff have a responsibility to foster the school’s mission
through its life and curriculum. Catholic school teachers need to
understand the Gospel as it is transmitted through the Catholic Church.
Who is Accreditation to teach in a Catholic School for?
In exceptional circumstances, (e.g. country appointments and specialist
subject area appointments) a Principal may apply to the Director for an
exemption for a particular staff member.
Relief and temporary staff are encouraged but not required to complete Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School.
What is Required?
Faith Story and Witness
- Study Component
Completion of three tertiary units (in the fields of
Religious Education, theology or scripture) approved for Accreditation
by the Catholic Education Office or their equivalent (e.g. six Content
of Religious Education courses, these are non-award courses and cannot
be used for Accreditation for Leadership) within five years of
Teaching staff transferring from overseas or interstate can apply for recognition of prior learning.
Part-time teachers have a pro-rata timeline to complete the three units or their equivalent.
Teaching staff who hold a current Accreditation A certificate will be
awarded one unit (two Content courses) towards Accreditation to Teach in
a Catholic School.
On completion of the components staff are issued with an Accreditation
to Teach in a Catholic School certificate which is valid for five years.
Staff are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of ongoing
renewal with a minimum of 15 hours of the Knowledge component every five