All staff in Catholic Education Western Australia play an essential role in ensuring that children and students experience a quality Catholic education.
All in Catholic education are invited to encounter God and develop their knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic faith and tradition.
When appointed to positions in Catholic Education, staff members need to gain an understanding of the Catholic faith, tradition, and practice in order to carry out their particular responsibilities within the system.
Catholic Education Western Australia has established appropriate and supportive, yet rigorous pathways for the preparation and ongoing professional learning and formation of staff.
These pathways are achieved through the professional learning program outlined in the Accreditation Framework.
Accreditation aims to develop in staff a deeper understanding of the nature of Catholic Education and its contribution to the mission of the Church. The different Accreditation requirements aim to support all staff: those beginning and those continuing their service in Catholic Education to develop the knowledge and skills that will support their formation in the system.
The Accreditation Framework establishes the requirements for the differing levels of competency and qualifications for all staff in Catholic Education.
The Accreditation Framework has the following aims:
- To provide appropriate initial and ongoing education and formation in faith and theology.
- To ensure that all staff appointed to positions in Catholic Education receive Accreditation appropriate to their level of responsibility.
- To ensure the professional and spiritual formation of those who lead and will lead Catholic Education into the future.
- To ensure that leaders and staff dedicate themselves to maintaining and developing a system that is truly Catholic in its identity and life.
Please check the Accreditation Framework for information about specific requirements for Accreditation.