Early Career Teacher Program

Brisbane Catholic Education is committed to supporting you as an Early Career Teacher so you can get the most out of the first few years of your teaching career.

When you join Brisbane Catholic Education as an Early Career Teacher, you will have access to our Early Career Teacher program which will support you as you transition from Graduate to the Proficient Career Stage, based on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focusing on four key areas:
  • Professional practices
  • Professional identity
  • Wellbeing, and
  • Orientation.
The program is structured by our team of dedicated experts and responds to the needs of our Early Career Teachers across our network of schools to ensure you receive the professional development and wellbeing support you need as you begin your career.  The program includes but is not limited to:
  • A school-based induction and orientation program to support you at the start of your teaching career
  • A designated mentor providing you with day-to-day support
  • Eight days annual release (pro rata) or a reduced teaching load to support coaching, planning, reporting and professional development
  • Opportunities to engage with other Early Career Teachers at the BCE Early Career Network and Workshop Day and the ECT Catholic Identity Formation Day
  • System support and check-ins to seek feedback on your professional practice, development and general wellbeing to inform and enhance the program
  • ​Employee assistance program that provides free sessions with financial planners, dieticians, psychologists, wellbeing coaches and qualified lawyers.