Graduate - FAQs

​​​​​​​​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"


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​.



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

Yes. The Graduate Teacher Program is just one employment opportunity available. You can apply for any advertised vacancy as well as register for relief teaching with BCE.


Do I need written referee reports?

Written referee reports are only required for the Graduate Teacher Program.


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 2020 Graduate would be someone graduating mid or end of year 2020 and available to commence working mid 2020 or the beginning of the 2021 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.


What do I do if I want to update my profile/application for the Graduate Teacher Program?

Your profile/application within LiveHire can be edited at any time up until the closing date. 

How to  upload your documents in LiveHire:

Login:  Select Profile from the menu on the left hand side of the home page.

Update Education & qualifications:  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click add education

  • For Qualifications:  please type "Academic Transcript" or "Character Reference" depending on the document you are providing 
  • For Institution:  Please type the university you are attending 
  • For Duration:  Ignore this field
  • For Year Completed:  Please input relevant year 
  • For Level:  Please select relevant qualification or Select "Other" for Character Reference

Attach the document  

Click Save. 


Are class sizes any smaller in BCE Schools?

Class sizes vary according to the specific needs of the school and whether the shoolis 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 in the


Am 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.