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. 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)​

Under the legislation, it is not sufficient to simply ask a person if you are an Australian citizen. Therefore you will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in Australia prior to appointment.  ​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 check

​Everyone at Brisbane Catholic Education models and fosters a commitment to the safeguarding of children and promotes a culture where student protection is the responsibility of everyone. Everyone who comes into contact or works with children seeks to uphold the dignity of all children and commits to establishing safe and supportive relationships.  Brisbane Catholic Education has documented policies and procedures to prevent risks to children and build a strong culture of safeguarding.  With a commitment to safeguarding everyone involved in our school communities and offices, all successful applicants will meet pre-employment screening and working with children checks (WWCC) which we have defined as: Positive Notice Blue Card, Queensland College of Techers (QCT) registration, 

In applying to work at Brisbane Catholic Education you must meet pre-employment screening and checks to 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 
  • Gudience Councellors must have relevant q​ualifications and registrations including either current Queensland Teachers Registration or ​AHPRA
  • School office staff will have a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or be eligible to obtain prior to commencement)
  • Legal staff will have a current QLS Practicing Certificate
  • Bus drivers will hold a current Positive Notice Blue Card and have a current open Drivers Licence
 All candidates who don't require a WWCC will undergo a Police Check (National Criminal History check).

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