TCE Careers

Welcome to Townsville Catholic Education

When the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart arrived in Townsville in 1873 to establish the town’s first Catholic school, they could not have imagined this small foundation helped establish an organisation that now employs over 2,500 staff, teaching more than 13,500 children in 29 Catholic schools across North Queensland.

Today, Townsville Catholic Education supports a diverse region that spans across 434,400 square kilometres, extending from Townsville on the Coast, to the Whitsunday and Burdekin regions in the South and North to Ingham and Halifax, south-west to Winton, and west to the border with the Northern Territory, encompassing Mount Isa and several small western towns and east to Palm Island. Catholic Education is flourishing within the Townsville Diocese, providing a strong sense of community and learning engagement within each school and parish in the region. 


Diverse Environments

Beach or bush, coastal or remote, indigenous communities, boarding communities, small or large schools; there’s a diverse range of opportunities to suit everyone.

Enhance your career

Early permanency, supportive mentors, fast tracked leadership pathways, professional development and outstanding resources will set you up for success. 

We value you

Become part of a community where our teachers feel valued, respected and able to have the greatest impact on student learning.

Stay creative

It’s distinctively Catholic Education Townsville to allow our teachers freedom to be innovative in finding effective ways to the best learning outcomes.

Come for an adventure

Broaden your perspective, step outside your comfort-zone and build lifelong connections along the way. 


Here are some of the roles in our organisation:

  • Guidance Counsellors
  • AVS - Hearing Impairment Officers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Career Advisers
  • Teachers
  • ICT Support Services 
  • Finance Administrators
  • Health & Safety Advisor
  • Facilities, Planning and Development Officer
  • Education Advisors
  • Staff Services 
  • Business Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Project Officers
  • Early Childhood Directors

If you would like to know more about working in the Catholic schools in our Diocese, please explore our website pages, or contact our staff on (07) 4773 0946.