Teachers are members of a vitally important profession

They teach essential skills and concepts; they nurture curiosity and a sense of wonder; they cultivate abilities and interests and give their students a sense of significance and purpose.

In the context of a Catholic school, however, the work of the teacher takes on a new dimension.

Here, it is often referred to as a vocation – a calling to become part of something of great significance; in this case, to share in the Church’s mission. In their own way, teachers in Catholic schools follow the example of Jesus to reach out to others and spread the good news about life and its purpose.

Teachers are members of a vitally important profession

Teachers are members of a vitally important profession
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Seven Hills

Teachers in Catholic schools are members of a Catholic community called to work in partnership with parents and pastors on our goals to:

  • enhance the formation of students and staff
  • improve learning outcomes for all students
  • enjoy a professionally rewarding career

We are seeking teachers who enjoy working with children and are:

  • supportive of the mission of Catholic schools
  • passionate about the teaching profession
  • prepared for lifelong learning
  • aspiring to leadership within schools
  • enthusiastic about the role of education in the today’s changing world
  • striving to add value and make a difference to each child’s learning
What does teaching in the Diocese of Parramatta offer?

  • a positive work environment
  • a range of support structures for beginning teachers such as an additional time allowance, a mentoring system and induction programs to assist with transition into the role of teacher
  • opportunities for professional learning and career development through an extensive range of programs

Professional learning opportunities

Other teaching opportunities

Casual Teaching

Casual teaching offers flexibility to work at multiple Diocesan schools. Sign up today to start receiving notifications of casual opportunities.

Religious Education Teacher

A career in Religious Education with CEDP is focused on achieving high-quality contemporary learning and teaching which is embedded in the Catholic world view.

High Support Learning Teacher

We are always looking for amazing teachers who want to make a difference to the lives and education of students with additional needs.

Student Wellbeing

Student wellbeing is a major focus of our work at CEDP and a wellbeing role can be a highly rewarding career path.

Teaching requirements

Teaching requirements

To be employed as a teacher, whether applying for permanent or casual positions, in the system of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta you require:

  • 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 (minimum 4 year degree)
  • Statements of Service
  • Teacher Classification - this can be obtained during your application with CED. If teaching Religious Education (RE) in a primary or secondary school, teachers are required to be Catholic and to have an RE qualification, or a commitment to obtain this accreditation
  • Suitable referees

Classification and Accreditation
RE Accreditation

Teaching requirements

Teaching requirements
Our graduate teacher program will help you make a successful start to your career as a teacher.

We will support you with a coaching program that provides one on one targeted support to further develop and refine your practice and targeted professional learning modules to build your skills. You will be supported by a mentor and coach who is a senior leader within CEDP. There will be many opportunities to network, share ideas and build your confidence.

We will support you through your transition to full registration with the Teacher Registration Board.

Interested? Contact our Talent Acquisition team

Enriching the professional lives of staff

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CEDP Classification

Learn how to get accreditation to teach in Catholic schools.

Apply for classification

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RE Accreditation

All teachers who teach Religious Education must be accredited.

Apply for RE accreditation

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Professional Learning

Supporting you to build your career inside and beyond the classroom.

Search for a course

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The Learning Exchange

High quality resources and programs to foster innovative teaching.

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