Graduate and Experienced Teachers 2021

Job No: TCE468
Location: Diocese of Townsville

Townsville Catholic Education supports 29 schools in our Diocese, in a region extending to Mount Isa in the west, Proserpine in the south, north to Halifax and Palm Island. Our education choices include primary, secondary, Prep-to-Year 12 and boarding facilities. 

TCE employs in excess of 2,500 teaching, professional and ancillary/support employees to fulfil our mission of providing quality educational services through our Catholic school communities. A Catholic education involves much more than simply teaching the educational basics.  It encourages students to embrace Catholic values and faith while providing them with an excellent education and diverse life experiences that will prepare them to be a contributing member of the community in their adult lives.

As part of our teaching team, we will provide a supportive, flexible working environment where care for all our employees is a fundamental part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our employees are recognised as being central to achieving our mission and delivering quality learning outcomes for all students.  

The proud reputation Catholic schools enjoy within the Diocese today is based on the strong tradition built by religious orders who founded Catholic Education in the Townsville Diocese in 1872.

To join our vibrant school community, you'll need:

  • Innovative, proactive and flexible approach to student learning
  • Established knowledge of, and experience in, curriculum initiatives
  • Demonstrated strong and effective communication and collaboration with students, parents and staff
  • Valid working rights to work in Australia which must be provided upon offer of employment
  • Current Queensland College of Teaching Registration or ability to obtain before a 2021 commencement

To determine your eligibility, please seek guidance from the below: 
Department of Home Affairs
Queensland College of Teaching

Why work for Townsville Catholic Education Office?

Diversity of environments
With a network of 29 schools including primary, secondary, prep to year 12 and boarding colleges, you can broaden your career options with the distinct range of school communities, landscapes and lifestyle opportunities that go hand in hand with the Townsville Catholic Diocese. 

Communities who value teachers
Feel a stronger sense of community from day one with our Catholic School difference. Become part of the community where you live and work, where engaged learning and community support ensure our teachers feel valued, respected and able to have the greatest impact on student learning. 

Career enhancement
Townsville Catholic Education opens up a world of opportunity you won’t find just anywhere. Early permanency, supportive mentors, fast tracked leadership pathways, a smorgasbord of professional development and continuous learning, and outstanding resources and facilities will set you up to achieve success. 

Creativity in your teaching
From day one you’ll see just how much we value your fresh perspectives and unique approach to finding the most valuable solutions for your students. It’s inspiring working within a collaborative teaching community that will support and encourage you to discover your unique approach to getting the most from our diverse communities.

Adventure in the regions
Each diverse region within the Townsville Diocese offers its own unique recipe for exploration, sports, activities, events and fun. Broaden your perspective, step outside your comfort-zone, foster your resilience and build lifelong connections along the way, while discovering new adventures in the regions together.



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Workplace benefits
In addition to the pure thrill of seeing your students take significant educational leaps, we also offer a range of additional benefits to our teachers, including:

  • Competitive Salary Range: $73,629 - $106,045 
  • Salary packaging options 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a  co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • Up to 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate health insurance 
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Well-being programs and initiatives

Support for you in a rural community

  • Financial incentives for working in a rural and remote location
  • Extra Travel Days and extra Emergent Leave
  • Reasonable relocation costs
  • Accommodation assistance and rental cost assistance
  • Dedicated support teams at each school to assist new teachers
  • Scholarship programs for further study
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Leadership and development programs
  • Wellbeing travel
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Please review the Position Description for more information.

Want more information on our remote area incentives?
Select your desired region below?

Cloncurry     Collinsville    Hughenden    Mount Isa    Winton    Palm Island

Ready to be your best? 

  • Click the Apply Now button below and upload your current resume including contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees. 
  • Upload any recent practicum reports (Graduates only)
  • Upload your cover letter addressing the following three questions:
  1. What excites you and motivates you as a teacher?
  2. Why have you chosen Townsville Diocese for a teaching career?
  3. What skills, qualities and attributes will you bring to this role?

Want to know more about the diocese and the recruitment process? 
Visit for more information!

Applications for this position close 11:30pm Sunday 6th September 2020. 

Interviews will be held from Monday, 21st September until Friday, 2nd October 2020, and will be conducted either face-to-face or via zoom interview. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the below:

Ashlee Griffiths
HR Officer - Recruitment
07 4773 0900


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