Teacher Accreditation is a status evaluated at the point of employment and is not a prerequisite of employment.
Every registered teacher in a Catholic school in Queensland requires Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic school. Every registered teacher of religion in a Catholic school in Queensland requires Accreditation to teach Religion in a Catholic school.
Accreditation to Teach Religion in a Catholic School
Registered Catholic teachers will be granted accreditation on the basis of evidence of:
Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School
Accreditation will be granted to those applicants that have evidence of at least twenty five hours of inservice or appropriate tertiary studies over the previous five years in areas such as Catholic schooling, Catholic ethos and the spirituality of the teacher.
If you have already met these requirements, you will be required to supply documentary evidence.
Interim Accreditation to Teach Religion or Interim Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School
Teachers who do not meet the requirements listed above will be granted Interim Accreditation to Teach Religion or Interim Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School.
It is the responsibility of those teachers granted Interim Accreditation to ensure that they meet the requirement for full accreditation by the end of the current cycle.
If you do not have an opportunity to undertake Religious Education units as part of your Initial Teacher Education program, there are external options to undertake study with the Institute of Faith Education. The Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology (10743NAT) meets the academic requiremetns for full accreditation to teach religion.
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
2A Burke Street, Woolloongabba Qld 4102 Australia
Turrbal and Yuggera Country
GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia
Phone: (07) 3033 7000
Fax: (07) 3844 5101