Eligibility to work in BCE

​​​​​Brisbane Catholic Education has a legal obligation to ensure that all employees ​are eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the engagement and are qualified and eligible to work with children. Whether you are applying to work or volunteering in a BCE school or BCE Office you must meet the role related requirements which may include some or all of the following:

​​Right to work

An individual is eligible to work in Australia if they are:

  • Australian citizens
  • ​​Australian permanent residents
  • New Zealand citizens who entered Australia on a current New Zealand passport
  • ​non-Australian citizens holding a valid visa with work entitlements (It is important to note that not all visas allow people to work in Australia)​

You will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in Australia prior to appointment (please don't email these to us, we will collect this information securely).  ​Your evidence must include one of the following:​

  1. A full Australian Birth Certificate
  2. An Australian Citizenship Certificate
  3. An Australian Passport
  4. A valid visa permits you to work for the duration of the position.

Visit Immigration and Citizenship​ for more information.

​​Working with children checks

In applying to work at Brisbane Catholic Education you must meet pre-employment screening and checks to ensure the people we employee or volunteer in our school or offices to work with our children have no history of child abuse or neglect. Our Safeguarding Commitment The Archdiocese of Brisbane has zero tolerance for all forms of abuse and is committed to safeguarding everyone involved in its activities, ministries and services. The safety and wellbeing of children and adults-at-risk is paramount.

Certifications, licences, or qualifications

 Applicants must hold current certifications, licences and/or qualifications as specified in the role description.

 For example:

  • Teachers must have relevant qualifications, training and registrations, this includes current Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Registration 
  • Guidance Counsellors must have relevant qualifications and registrations including either current Queensland Teachers Registration or ​AHPRA
  • School office staff will hold a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or be eligible to obtain prior to commencement)
  • Legal staff will have relevant qualifications and hold a current QLS Practicing Certificate
  • Bus drivers MUST hold a current Positive Notice Blue Card and a current Drivers Licence showing the class and types of vehicle you are allowed to drive.

 All candidates who don't require a WWCC will undergo a Police Check (National Crime Check). Those matters which do not have an impact on the inherent requirements of the position will not be taken into consideration. Applicants will be provided with an opportunity to discuss the outcome of the check before an appointment decision is made.

Identity check

 Applicants progressing to offer may be requested to complete a secure identity check through our online portal. This check is completed securely by National Crime Check. 
 You will be requested to show a form of photographic identity at interview, this may include: 
  • ​Driver's licence
  • Australian or New Zealand passport
  • 18+ card

​​​​​You will be invited to complete these checks where you will be prompted to upload your personal identification records securely through the National Crime Check portal. You will be prompted to upload documents, i.e. Passport, Photo Id i.e. Drivers Licence, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Medicare Card, Health Fund Card, etc.

Please DO NOT email any personal identifying records (e.g. Birth Certificate, Passport, etc.) to BCE throughout the recruitment process.