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Teaching in Catholic Schools

Accreditation to Teach in Catholic Schools in SA
Catholic Studies courses can contribute towards the requirements for accreditation to teach in a Catholic school in SA. The major requirement for accreditation is the completion of four tertiary courses in Catholic Studies. Students may choose to complete all or some courses during their education degree, and if required complete remaining courses after graduation in other programs.

“Teachers who gain permanent employment in South Australian Catholic Schools after January 1st 2004 are required to complete an accredited program in Catholic Studies within the first five years of employment. These courses may include the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Education, the Catholic Studies sequence [courses] in the Bachelor of Education at UniSA or other approved program.” (Catholic Education SA Teacher Accreditation policy)

Catholic Profession Formation (CPF) Allowance
The Catholic Studies courses also are recognised tertiary courses for the Catholic Profession Formation Allowance that is available once a person is employed as a teacher in a Catholic Schools in SA.
CPF information

Beginning Teachers Support and Information
From Catholic Education SA:
            Beginning Teacher Consultant: Ivy Hill, ph 08 8301 6670 ivy.hill@ceo.adl.catholic.edu.au 
            Country Catholic Schools Teaching Scholarships
            CESA Beginning Teachers Project

Further Information about the Catholic Education sector and schools
Catholic Education SA