Teacher Registration is a pre-requisite for teaching in South Australia. Our schools are required by law to employ a teacher who is registered by the Teachers Registration Board.
Teachers employed by Catholic schools are employed to the following types of positions:
Teachers will be required to present their Teacher's Registration Certificate as evidence of an acceptable police clearance. Teachers will also be subject to ongoing police checks at regular intervals throughout their employment through the teacher registration process.
Under our Child Protection practices, it is a requirement that an Applicant Declaration Form be completed and submitted with an application for any position within CESA.
All teachers accepting employment in CESA are required to complete an Induction Module in their first year and within five years of accepting a permanent position, complete four semester-length approved tertiary units in Catholic Studies. Further information is available from the Religious Education Team.
Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care Training (RRHAN-EC)
All teaching staff are required to complete the Masterclass course: RRHAN-EC and to undertake 3 yearly updates which address the legal requirement of adults working with children and reporting suspected child abuse. This training forms part of the registration requirements for all teaching staff.
RRHAN-EC training is available through plink
New staff are required to have completed a Basic Emergency Life Support Certificate or equivalent either prior to commencement or within six months of commencing employment. Further details are available through Red Cross or St John's Ambulance.
There are 103 schools in the Catholic sector. The majority of these are located in the metropolitan area of Adelaide. 20 schools are located in the following country regions: Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders Ranges & Outback, Claire, Riverland and South East.
Only one school is designated as being remote which is St Barbara's at Roxby Downs (a mining town approximately 600 kms north of Adelaide). The following address will enable you to geographically locate our schools: cesa.catholic.edu.au/our-schools/find-a-school
The application process for a position in a country school is identical to that for a metropolitan school.
CESA offers incentives to teachers appointed to positions in a Catholic country school which include Removal Incentives, Establishment Grant and Remote Country School (Roxby Downs only).
Support is available to assist teachers who have worked in a country Catholic school for four or more years in SA to return to a metropolitan school after this duration.
New graduates appointed to a country position are provided with an additional 0.1 FTE non-contact time to establish themselves in their teaching career. The way this is implemented is negotiated with the Principal.
When applying for a teaching position in the Catholic Education sector applications are addressed to the Principal of the school to which you are applying and should contain the following three parts:
For a position in a Catholic school it would be appropriate to include the following referees:
In most cases the employing principal will contact the current principal first, and this may be the only referee contacted.
For university students: Your professional referees need to be drawn from University lecturers, practicum supervisors and teacher placement mentors.
The onus is on the applicant to prove they meet the selection criteria. This statement is your response to all of the criteria listed in the advertisement and if responding to a Position Information Document, should address the essential criteria and any optional criteria, which will be advantageous to the application.