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Graduate Program

We’re seeking passionate, dynamic and motivated graduate teachers to join the team at Townsville Catholic Education with opportunities available in primary, secondary, P-12 colleges and boarding facilities. 

And with salaries starting at $75,471 and additional incentives for rural areas, now is the time to kick start your career!

For details on how to apply, please see below. 

Graduate Eligibility

Before you apply, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

-  Graduating from a preservice (primary or secondary) education degree in 2022

Eligible to hold registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) on commencement with TCE

-  Have valid working rights within Australia

For more information, please contact the Recruitment and Talent team (07) 4773 0900 or

How to Apply

The application process follows:

Step 1: Complete online application via TCEO Career Portal, you will be required to include two professional referees, current resume, academic transcript and practicum teaching reports

Step 2: Eligible applicants will be invited to complete an online video interview - details will be emailed from a TCE Recruitment and Talent team member   

Step 3: The nominated Education professionals and Principals will review all applications and those shortlisted for a school based interview will be contacted.

NB: Final Academic transcripts and Practicum reports may not be available at the time of application. You may be asked to provide these at a later date. 

Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to have completed my degree? Your undergraduate degree must be completed by mid or end of year prior to commencement in Term 1 of the following year. 

How long is the program?

Our Graduate Teacher Program is a fixed term contract for one year. 
What happens when I finish the program? You are encouraged to apply for a permanent or part-time position within TCE. 
How many graduates do you take on each year? We do things a bit differently, rather than have fixed intakes, we recruit for as many positions as needed. 
Where are the positions located? Your graduate teaching opportunities are available across our 29 schools within the Townsville Diocese which extends west to Outback Queensland, south to The Whitsundays and north to Hinchinbrook. 
Do you have a choice in where you will be placed? Yes! You have the opportunity to nominate your location preferences when you submit your online application. 
I am still waiting for my Qualification Certificate. Can I still apply? Yes, you can still apply. However, you must attain a successful completion of your undergraduate degree prior to commencement with us. 
Hear from some past Graduates and current Principals!