Applicant Info & Assistance

Thank-you for your interest in employment opportunities with Townsville Catholic Education Office.   These guidelines will help you lodge your application through our Careers On-line Service.

How to apply

To apply for a position with Townsville Catholic Education Office, you will need to register with our online recruitment system.   The online application form contains both text responses and an upload page for attaching the required supporting documentation. Simply click on the Careers On-line Service link,  find the position of interest, select the vacancy from the Job Board and click on “Download Info Pack” to access further information in relation to each role. If you have not created an account previously, you will be prompted to create a login account to keep track of your applications, simply click on “Apply for Job”.   You will then navigate to the “Sign Up” page, click on “Sign Up” button or if previously registered, enter your login details, email address and password.

How to Guide for Online Applications

More detailed information on our online application form can be found by clicking here.

Relief Teaching

If you are interested in relief teaching, it is important to create an on-line profile for these positions. This on-line registration enables Principals to source relief staff from a pool of suitable applicants.   You will be prompted to update your availability at the end of each school year and our office will require you to have completed this process prior to employment as a relief teacher. Click here for further information.

Senior Leadership

Vacancies for senior positions in our diocese are usually advertised in the Saturday edition of the Australian and other National newspapers as appropriate.   Please read the guidelines for preparing and presenting an application for a Senior Leadership Position.

How to Guide for Online Senior Leadership Applications

More detailed information on our online application form for Senior Leadership positions can be found by clicking here.

Office and Corporate Services

When applying for a position with Townsville Catholic Education Office you should consider the Selection Criteria (if applicable). You should address and meet each selection criteria as listed in the advertisement. 

Further Information

The contact person can provide more information about the position.   You may like to telephone or email the contact person to discuss job requirements in more detail.

 When you can expect to hear from us

After applying online you will receive an immediate email acknowledgement that your application has been received.   Applicants will generally be notified of the initial outcome of their application within two (2) weeks of the application closing date.

Late applications

Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the selection panel.

If you are shortlisted for an interview

You will be contacted by the Recruitment Officer if you are selected for an interview.   The Recruitment Officer will provide information on the presentation of the Interview.   In some instances,  we may require you to undertake a practical assessment to demonstrate your skills and the ability to perform the tasks of the position. Referee checks are carried out post-interview for the Chair of the Interview Panel to make their recommendation to the Executive Director.  

Eligibility to work in Australia

Townsville Catholic Education has a legal obligation to ensure that all staff that is engaged are checked to ensure that they are an Australian citizen or have appropriate work entitlements.   Under the legislation it is not sufficient to ask a person if they are an Australian citizen.   Therefore you will be required to provide evidence of your Eligibility to work in Australia.