During the 1960s and 1970s, a major change occurred in the organisation of Catholic education in Australia. During this time – and with the financial support of federal and state governments – systems of Catholic schooling were formed, under the oversight of diocesan bishops.
In the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the Archbishop has responsibility for developing policies regarding Catholic education, regulating it and watching over it.
The Catholic Education Council assists the Archbishop in planning and making recommendations about educational policies and priorities. The delivery of services, programs and resources in schools in the responsibility of Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE).
BCE is headed by the Executive Director, who is supported by the Leadership Team.
Schools are organised into clusters (based on geographical areas), each of which is supported by an Area Supervisor in the provision of a wide range of services to schools, students, families, and staff.