RE Accreditation

RE Accreditation

Teachers in Catholic schools seek to integrate life and faith. Our primary school teachers in particular are required to teach Religious Education in their classes as an integral part of the curriculum. Although some secondary teachers may not be directly involved in teaching Religious Education, all teachers are required to promote a Catholic view of the human person and world. To gain accreditation to teach Religious Education a teacher will require a minimum of six tertiary units of study in the fields of Scripture, Theology or Religious Education in undergraduate or four units in postgraduate studies at a tertiary institution. Provision is made for teachers to hold Temporary Accreditation to Teach RE for a maximum period of five years while they complete the appropriate qualifications. The administration processes for acquiring RE Accreditation is managed through the Mission Team Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.


Accreditation to Teach Religious Education 

All teachers who teach Religious Education must be accredited, either by receiving the Accreditation to Teach Religious Education or by receiving Temporary Accreditation to Teach Religious Education.

In order to qualify for Accreditation to Teach Religious Education, applicants must be suitably qualified Catholic teachers, who have met one of the following standards of tertiary education:

  • Undergraduate students commencing their studies in 2013 and beyond require undergraduate studies which include a minimum of six units in Theology/Scripture/Religious Education (in any combination) at a Catholic tertiary institution.
                                                         Or
  • A minimum of four postgraduate units of study in Theology/Scripture/Religious Education (in any combination) at a Catholic tertiary institution.

Full recognition will be given to teachers who have received Accreditation to Teach Religious Education from another diocese upon application.

Study grants are available and applications need to be completed via an online form available at the end of each calendar year. 

Steps for applying to CEDP for Accreditation to Teach Religious Education

Teachers seeking to apply for accreditation to teach RE in the Diocese of Parramatta can do so by sending their Application Form signed by their principal, along with certified transcripts to the Teacher Educator responsible for accreditation.

Apply for Accreditation to Teach RE

Temporary Accreditation to Teach Religious Education

Teachers required to teach RE but who do not have appropriate qualifications to be fully accredited must apply for Temporary Accreditation and undertake to complete suitable qualifications within five years. To be granted Temporary Accreditation to Teach RE, teachers need to send in their Application Form signed by their principal, along with certified transcripts to the Teacher Educator responsible for accreditation. Temporary Accreditation is confirmed by a letter to the teacher from the Teacher Educator which will outline the expectation that studies be completed within five years.

Personnel Assisting Teachers with RE Accreditation Applications

In the school

  • REC
  • Principal

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