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Teaching Jobs Townsville & North Queensland

As a diverse, passionate, and inclusive workforce, Townsville Catholic Education provides career opportunities across the region of North Queensland. From full-time, permanent positions, to temporary, casual supply staffing, there’s a role to suit every kind of teaching professional. 

Take the next step in your teaching career with Townsville Catholic Education.

With 29 Catholic schools located across North Queensland, teaching jobs in the region offer a lifestyle to suit everyone. From the reef and tropical islands to the history rich outback, from access to waterfalls and the rainforest to the city life in Queensland’s largest regional city.

Kickstart your career with us and join the Townsville Catholic Education team now!


If you have any queries relating to recruitment, please contact our team of experts on (07) 4773 0900 or via email:


Experience Opportunity at Townsville Catholic Education.

Townsville Catholic Education (TCE) is a service organisation encompassing 29 Catholic schools and more than 2,400 staff members throughout the Diocese.

Townsville Catholic Education strives to deliver a supportive, flexible, and nurturing working environment where each staff member is an important contributor to the service. We employ motivated educators who are passionate about providing an inclusive, engaging, and empathetic learning experience for students. The team of teachers at each of the Townsville Catholic Education schools are recognised as the foundation to achieving excellent outcomes for our students in primary and secondary school across North Queensland.

Careers in Catholic Education

Drawing on tradition and long-standing, strong Catholic values, Townsville Catholic Education strives to provide a learning environment wherein our students are inspired to flourish academically and spiritually.

Catholic education contributes to the Church's mission and to the local communities in which our schools exist. The schools we support offer a place to emanate Gospel values and Church teachings across all policies, practices, and relationships across the community.

The Catholic school is a community with the task of teaching the message of truth, proclaiming our mutual faith in Jesus Christ and our shared inner life of the spirit. Essential to the life of a Catholic school, Gospel values provide the environment for both the learning process, and the love of learning.

All Catholic schools supported by the Townsville Catholic Education office promote inclusiveness, flexibility, and accessibility. No child is refused a Catholic education due to financial difficulty.

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Learn more about a career in teaching with Townsville Catholic Education.

Where can I find Catholic Education jobs in Townsville? 

Whether it be coastal cities and towns, outback communities or a tropical island, Townsville Catholic Education is looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. With 29 unique facilities across North Queensland, there is a lifestyle, location, and position to suit everyone.

Our schools are located across:

How do I apply for a position? 

If you have a relevant teaching qualification or you are currently working towards one, the Townsville Catholic Education Office are interested in hearing from you. Check out our current vacancies – we recruit for positions across graduate roles, leadership team members, primary and secondary educators, and supply staff.

Applying for a teaching job in Townsville and North Queensland is as simple as browsing the current positions and applying online. With 29 schools across the region, Townsville Catholic Education are always seeking passionate, motivated, and dynamic education talent.

Townsville Catholic Education also offer an industry-leading graduate program, where passionate and motivated graduate teachers can apply for opportunities across primary, secondary, P-12 college, and boarding facilities. 

Are there any qualification requirements for Religious Education in Catholic schools?

Yes - to be eligible to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school, you need to be accredited to Teach Religion. To gain this accreditation, teachers are required to complete the equivalent of four semester units of study in areas of theology, spirituality, Catholic education, or religious education.

Teachers may be eligible for provisional accreditation to teach Religious Education provided they undertake to gain full accreditation within five years of being appointed.

If you are a teach that is employed on a Full-Time Fixed Term Contract, you are encouraged to complete units of Religious Education Study but are not required until receiving a Permanent position in the Diocese. 

What does a career in Catholic education in Townsville offer?

  • Varied teaching experiences in a range of regional and urban facilities
  • Positions across K-12, primary, secondary, supply staffing, leadership, and administration roles
  • A tropical, relaxing lifestyle in North Queensland
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Support and mentoring for graduate and new teachers
  • Training resources tailored to the unique requirements of different teachers and schools
  • An opportunity to provide work and contribute to high quality learning experiences 

If you have any queries relating to recruitment, please contact our team of experts on (07) 4773 0900 or via email,