Catholic Education


Did you know?

Catholic education is the largest provider of education in Australia outside of government, enrolling one in five, or nearly 794,000 students, and employing over 104,500 staff. Around 40 per cent of Catholic schools are located in regional, rural and remote areas, and 41 per cent of students are funded for disadvantage (NCEC).

Parents and carers can choose the type of school where their child will be educated. In Australia this right is widely recognised and broadly enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Catholic schooling is a partnership between schools, parents, the state/territory and the Australian Government.

Catholic schools work to improve the education and faith outcomes of students by creating communities of faith and learning. This task means joining the “work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel” (Evangelii Gaudium, no. 134), and by doing so, help students to be good citizens in society and prepare them for their eternal life with God.

Teachers at Catholic schools are highly qualified professional teachers who cater to the diverse learning needs of all students.

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The Catholic education sector uses many acronyms.  Click here for an explanation of some of the abbreviations and acronyms you may encounter. 

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