Expressions of Interest Welcome

“If our schools are not a space where another humanity is being created, where another wisdom is taking root, where another society is being created, where hope and transcendence have a place, then we are losing out on making a unique contribution to this historical moment.”

(Pope Francis, Easter, 2004)

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Expressions of interest are very welcome

Apply now to join our quality rural and remote education team, who are committed to responding to Pope Francis’ call to make a difference in the lives of rural and remote students in Western NSW.

Applications can be sent to the Catholic Education Office (CEO) anytime by sending a letter stating your interest and an up-to-date resume to

Please indicate the position and location in which you are interested.

Advertisements are placed on the CEO website as a vacancy becomes available.

Advertisements for positions are also distributed throughout the Diocese and, if applicable, can be found on

Applications for Principal and CEO roles are forwarded to the Recruitment & Liaison Coordinator. Email:

Applications for all other roles in schools are sent directly to the Principal of the school.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

How do I gain employment in a Catholic school?

The Principal of each school is responsible for the placement of teachers/staff at their school. Apply directly to the advertised positions that interest you. Alternatively, you can contact the Head of Recruitment at the CEO, or the particular school in your area directly and ask them to consider you for positions should they arise. Use our ˜Find a School” to search for our school’s profile information. If you are seeking relief teaching positions only, you can provide your details to schools and, should they be interested, they will contact you directly.

Do you need to be Catholic to work in Catholic Education?

It is not essential to be Catholic to work in Catholic Education. However, the Catholic faith and teachings are integral parts of education in this sector and are of a particular advantage.

It is a requirement that teachers of Religious Education are committed Catholics who give active Christian witness to Catholic beliefs.

Is there a requirement for me to undergo training in the Catholic faith to be employed in the Catholic Education sector?

All permanent staff in the diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes are expected to gain the appropriate levels of accreditation to work, to teach and to lead in a diocesan school or the CEO. All permanent teaching staff and CEO staff are required to participate in appropriate courses to satisfy diocesan ongoing accreditation requirements providing them with the opportunity to continue to update their knowledge and skills and to continue their own spiritual journey.

There are 5 categories of Accreditation:

Level 1 – Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School (All newly appointed teachers, school support staff & CEO staff)

Level 2  – Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School (all teaching staff, including those who may not be teachers of Religious Education (RE)

Level 3  – Accreditation for Leadership in a Catholic School (Co-ordinators and CEO Education Officers)

Level 4  – Accreditation to Teach Religious Education (all RE teaching staff)

Level 5 – Accreditation for Senior Leadership (Principals, APs, RECs, CEO Director of Schools, Administrators of RE & Education, School Consultant & Senior RE & Education Services Support Officers)

    • There is an obligation for all employees to obtain accreditation within a specific timeframe.
    • Provisional Accreditation will be provided to staff who are working towards the requirements for full accreditation,
    • There will be an obligation to maintain ongoing currency of accreditation
  • Currency requirements fulfilled for higher categories of accreditation will meet the requirements for earlier accreditation categories.

Will I be required to obtain any clearances to work in Catholic Education?

Before an appointment, we require all staff to provide a WWCC.

What types of roles/jobs are there in the Catholic Education sector?

You can work in one of our 18 primary schools as a teacher, school support staff or administration. You can also work for the Catholic Education Office located in Forbes as, Consultants, Education Officers, IT Officers, Finance Officers and Administration Officers.

Where can I go to get assistance if I have a query about my terms and conditions of employment?

In the first instance, you should contact your school. The school will be most familiar with your specific terms of appointment. For further assistance, you can contact the Corporate Services Office at the CEO.

What is my salary and conditions of employment?

There is an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement that covers the salary and conditions for all school-based employees, teachers, administration and school support (New South Wales and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2015).

School Principals are covered by an agreement (Principals – Country and Regional Diocese – Enterprise Agreement 2013).

Employees in the Catholic Education Office have separate terms & conditions of employment.

The conditions for Salary Packaging are system-wide.

Who is my employer?

All employees are employed by the Trustees of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. Supervision in the first instance is provided by Principals (Schools).

Applicants applying for Principal Positions

If applying for a Principalship, can the application form be emailed to you?

Yes, the applicant is required to submit his/her application electronically to by the specified closing date.

You need to submit a covering letter along with the Application Form.

Do I need to submit an application for each advertised Principal position?

Yes; Each application is assessed individually and as such applicants will need to apply for each position they are interested in.

Can my referees submit their references electronically?

This is not necessary as referees are contacted by the recruitment officer at an appropriate time in the process.

If applying for a Principalship, when can I get feedback?

Feedback is given, if requested, to unsuccessful applicants from the CEO officer who chaired the interview panel.