Expressions of Interest 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.

To apply for a position within any of our schools at Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes, complete the Application for teaching package and return to

Applications for all advertised roles in schools are sent directly to the Principal of the school. Please indicate the position and location in which you are interested.

Advertisements are placed on the CEO website and Facebook page as vacancies become available.

Applications for Principal and CEO roles are forwarded to the Director of Catholic Education, through the Recruitment and Liaison Coordinator’s email address:


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 complete an Application for Teaching Position and email to

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.

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.

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.

Please see link below for accreditation details. 

Accreditation to Work, Teach & Lead in Catholic Education

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

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 within roles such as Consultants, Education Officers, IT Officers, Finance Officers and Administration Officers.

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.

There is an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement that covers the salary and conditions for all school-based employees, teachers, administration and school support (NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020).

School Principals are covered by an agreement (NSW & ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Principals Enterprise Agreement 2020).

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

The conditions for Salary Packaging are system-wide.

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