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?
Faith Story and Witness
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
- For each module participants will be asked to complete a reflection on their learning
An Accreditation A certificate is the equivalent of an Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School certificate.
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
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.