Graduate - FAQs


I missed the Graduate Teacher Program, can I still get a teaching job with BCE?

Ye​​​​s. The Graduate Teacher Program is open to applications most of the year but is just one employment opportunity available. You can also​ apply for any advertised vacancy as well as register for relief teaching with BCE.

Do I need a written referee report?

A written Character referee report is required for the Graduate Teacher Program.  All other job applications only require referee contact details.

Do I need to be studying and graduating from an education degree this year?

Yes, to be eligible to apply to the Graduate Teacher Program, you must be graduating from a preservice education degree for the specific year of the program.  E.g. A 20​21 Graduate would be someone graduating mid or end of year 2021 and available to commence working mid 2021 or the beginning of the 2022 school year.

​​Do I have to complete tertiary study in Religious Education before I can work with BCE?

No. Please refer to the Teacher Accreditation Requirements page for more information.

​LIVEHIRE PLATFORM - Your profile/application

This platform provides a simple application process where you can update and edit information at any time throughout the year up until the closing date.  

How do I complete or update my profile/application for the Graduate Teacher Program?

Login to LiveHire and under your name on the top righthand corner, select 'profile' from the drop down menu.  

The profile is seperated into a number of sections to be completed.  

  • Resume​ - you can delete and update your resume as needed
  • Career summary - a great way to quickly introduce yourself.  Please note this is generic for your profile and overall application to work for Brisbane Catholic Education.  If you make it specific to a particular school vacancy, it will appear across all applications, to all schools which is not ideal.
  • Work history - the system will pre-populate this when it scans your resume.  It is important that you check this is accurate and clearly formatted.
  • Education summary - complete only if relevant.
  • Education and qualifications - The fileds in this section will change depending on if you choose 'education', 'course' or 'safety training' - generally 'education' will be the most appropriate.
    • Cick 'Add Qualification/Education' and complete the key fields.​
      • Year completed - the year you completed the qualification.
      • Qualification name - name of your qualification.
      • Level - the level of the qualification you have obtained.
      • Duration - Ignre this field.
      • Institution - the name of the training organisation or university where you obtained your qualification.
      • Documents - click 'Add' to upload the relevant documentation.
    • ​​Also use this section to upload any additional documentation such as your Academic Transcripts and Character Reference.
      • Year completed- select current year.
      • Qualification name - name of the document you are uploading e.g. Academic Transcript or Character Reference.
      • Level - select 'Other'.
      • Institution - select 'Other'.
      • Documents - click 'Add' to upload the relevant documentation.
  • ​IT skills - complete only if relevant
  • Tickets, permits and licences - complete only if relevant
  • Achievements and awards summary - complete only if relevant
  • Languages - complete only if relevant


Do I need to be Catholic?

Where there is a genuine occupational requirement, such as full time classroom teachers in Primary and teachers of religion and religion related subjects in Secondary, the teacher must be Catholic.

Where the teaching of religion is not a requirement of the position, such as a music specialist or manual arts teacher, all applicants may be considered.

All teachers within Brisbane Catholic Education must be supportive of the Catholic ethos.

Please refer to Anti Discrimination Legislation

​ How does BCE define being a Catholic?

A Catholic is someone who has been baptised in the Catholic church.  Alternatively, someone who has undertaken The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program​.


Are all Catholic schools part of Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE)?

No, as some Catholic schools are not owned and administered by BCE such as Religious Institute schools.

Please refer to "Find a Catholic school"

Are class sizes any smaller in BCE Schools?

Class sizes vary according to the specific needs of the school and whether the school is primary or secondary.  In secondary, class sizes can vary significatnly depending on the subject.  On average, there would not be any significant differences between class sizes in a BCE school and class sizes in a state school.

 A​m I required to move schools within BCE?

Once you have a permanent position with BCE you are not required to move, unless your teaching position becomes supernumerary - this would occur, for example, if enrolments dropped and the number of teachers could not be supported within the school.  If this were to occur, a process would take place in consultation with the Teacher and School Leadership to identify another position, in another BCE school that suited the teacher, e.g. close to home etc.  This situation is rare.  Other than that, there is no mandatory movement system.