Did you know that one in four students in Western Sydney is enrolled in a Catholic school?

A career in Religious Education (RE) with CEDP is focused on achieving high-quality contemporary learning and teaching which is embedded in the Catholic world view. Religious Education teachers and leaders play key roles in sharing the Catholic faith with the next generation.

Our RE Curriculum

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.

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Commencing your RE accreditation provides a solid pathway to school leadership

Qualifications & Accreditations
  • Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - a Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). An accreditation decision is required from NESA. If you have not previously registered with NESA, you may apply at the NESA website
  • Copy of Tertiary Qualification*
  • Statements of Service
  • Teacher Classification - this can be obtained during your application with CEDP
  • Suitable referees

*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 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.

How to apply for accreditation

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 RE

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


  • Andrew Wilson
    Teacher Educator Mission
    RE Accreditation and Learning Pathways

Enriching the professional lives of staff

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