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 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 2022 and available to commence working mid 2022 or the beginning of the 2023 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.


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.