Work in a Catholic School

This accreditation is for non-teaching staff in Catholic schools. All staff are called to evangelise so a basic knowledge of Catholic ethos and its purpose supports the efforts of non-teaching staff to understand and give witness to the Catholic faith.

Who is Accreditation in a Catholic School For?

Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School is required by all non-teaching staff new to a Catholic school, or moving between Catholic schools, on or after 1 January 2005.

For example: Teacher Assistants, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Librarians, Bursars, Financial and Administrative Staff, Nurses, Home-School Liaison Officers.

What is required?

  1. Orientation

  2. Faith Story and Witness

  3. Study Component

  • Completion of three one day (six hour) modules over four years. 

  • Part-time staff will have a pro-rata timeline to complete the three modules i.e. 0.5 FTE staff member will have eight years to complete three modules.

  • For each module participants will be asked to complete a reflection on their learning

Equivalence

An Accreditation A certificate is the equivalent of an Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School certificate.

Ongoing Renewal

On completion of the components staff are issued with an Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School certificate which is valid for five years. Staff are required to undertake a minimum of 15 hours of ongoing renewal comprised of knowledge and/or faith formation every five years.

Once non-teaching staff who hold an Accreditation A certificate have completed the 15 hours and submitted them for renewal they will be issued with an Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School certificate.