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Catholic Education South Australia is committed to providing a quality education in all Catholic schools and recognises the many opportunities that come with teaching and living in regional and rural communities. In order to provide further benefit to a teaching career in the country we offer a range of country teaching incentives.

Incentive Payment for 2024!

Have you considered teaching in a regional or remote school?

In response to the growing need for teachers in regional and remote schools, Catholic Education South Australia has an Additional Country Teaching Incentive for Teaching roles commencing in 2024, covering three schools:

  • St Barbara’s School, Roxby Downs
  • Caritas College, Port Augusta
  • Samaritan College, Whyalla

The incentive will enable successful candidates to access a $10,000 payment at the conclusion of the school year (pro-rata based on FTE engagement) in addition to existing country incentives. 

See Positions Vacant for current opportunities.

Contact HR Services via email at should you have further queries.

Existing Country Incentives

Incentives for teaching in regional, rural and remote Catholic schools

The Country Teacher Incentives are designed to address the issues of attracting, supporting, developing and retaining teachers in country Catholic Schools. 

Country teaching incentives include:

  • reimbursement of removal costs
  • an establishment grant
  • country teacher scholarships
  • remote allowance (Roxby Downs only)
  • additional non-contact time (0.1 FTE)
  • assistance to return to metropolitan area after 4 years
  • high priority for the Study Incentive Program
  • provision of support through the Early Career Teacher Program
  • induction and formation for Early Career Teachers

Country Teaching Incentives

In order to provide further benefit to a teaching career in the country, Catholic Education South Australia offers a range of country teaching incentives.

Learn more about teaching in regional SA Catholic schools

Watch the below videos to find out more about the many benefits of teaching in regional, rural and remote Catholic schools in South Australia.

Opportunities abound to advance your teaching career in safe, family friendly regional communities where teachers and their families are embraced in community life.