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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements to apply for a job?

You must have or be eligible to attain a valid Australian visa, if you are not an Australian citizen and you must hold a current Queensland College of Teaching Registration or ability to obtain before commencement. 

How do I find out which schools have teaching positions available?

All recruitment processes for positions within TCE schools are centralised and facilitated via Townsville Catholic Education Office.  All recruitment processes for career opportunities within TCE schools are centralised and facilitated via the Townsville Catholic Education Office. Please click here to direct you to all current vacancies.

How do I apply for a relief/supply teacher position?

All applications are open on our Career Vacancies page or you can click here to direct you to the Supply Teaching page for further information. 

Do I need to be already living in the region to be considered for a position?

No. We welcome applications from across Australia and internationally.

What are the Queensland College of Teachers Contact details?

Customer Service Enquiries: (07) 3377 4777

If I do not yet have my QLD College of Teachers’ Registration am I still able to register with you?

Yes. When applying, simply put ‘pending’ next to the question and confirm your eligibility to obtain.

As a teacher, do I need to have particular qualifications to teach Religious Education in a Catholic School?

To be eligible to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school, teachers 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 a Teacher 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.

Further information can be found on in the Accreditation to Teach section of this website.

Do I need to be accredited if I only want to do a few days supply teaching every so often?

No, not if you work as a supply teacher only (ie you are employed on an intermittent basis to relieve a teacher absent from work or to meet a short term staffing need).

Do I have to be a Catholic to teach in a Catholic School in the Townsville Diocese?

It is important to TCE that the Catholic identity and ‘ethos’ of each school is maintained. This is assisted by having as many committed Catholics as possible, however, people who are not Catholic but would support the school’s ethos by word and deed are welcome to apply for positions - we currently have 44% of employees who are not Catholic.

Are there incentives when teaching in remote areas? 

Yes, we do offer incentives such as allowances, rental subsidies, vacation travel assistance, additional leave and air-conditioning subsidies. Click here to bring you to the Salary, Benefits and Allowances webpage for further information.