Catholic Education Western Australia is not a central employing body, and therefore, is not responsible for the placement of teachers/staff in Catholic schools in WA.
This responsibility lies with the principal of each school.
All schools advertise their positions on our website, which can be found in Job Search, or on their website. Please apply directly to the advertised positions which interest you.
Alternatively, you can contact schools in your area directly and ask them to consider you for positions should they arise. To assist you, use our Find a School search and school profile information, or the Catholic Education Western Australia Directory.
The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) Appointment of Staff in Catholic Schools Policy details the recruitment procedure our schools follow.
No, you don’t need to be Catholic to work in Catholic education. However, the Catholic faith and teachings are an integral part of education in this sector and staff must be supportive of this. It is a requirement that teachers of Religious Education are committed Catholics who give active Christian witness to Catholic beliefs. For more information, see our Accreditation page.
Yes, we require all our staff to gain an understanding of the Catholic faith. As part of your terms of employment, you are required to undertake professional learning and development either via the Accreditation to Work (Non-teaching staff) or Accreditation to Teach and Accreditation to Teach Religious Education (Teaching staff) programs, depending on your role within the sector.
Yes, on appointment we require all staff to undergo a successful police clearance. TRBWA registration and Working with Children Clearance must also be demonstrated where required.
In the first instance, you should contact your school. The school will be most familiar with your specific terms of appointment.
Catholic Education Western Australia office employees should contact their Team Leader for queries relating to their conditions of employment.
There are two Enterprise Bargaining Agreements that cover the salary and conditions for school employees:
- Teachers: Teachers EBA 2015
- Administration and Technical Officers, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Boarding House Supervisors: Non Teaching Staff EBA 2014
The conditions for Salary Packaging are system-wide: Salary Packaging
All CECWA Policy Statements and EBAs relating to your employment are online under Policies.