On each page you should see an option to “search for jobs”. You can search by using a key word, selecting a job category or simply by geography! Once you find a role that you are interested in, click the “Apply” button. You will be asked to complete the online application form and upload supporting documentation which takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please note that we only accept applications online.
Once complete, you will receive an email notification confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive the confirmation email, check your email junk folder. Remember - you will need to be able to recall your password to update your application or to check on its progress.
Yes, we do consider international applicants who already have an approved working visa from the Department of Home Affairs. At times we will consider employer sponsorship, however this is only available for occupations included on the Skilled Occupation List. This list is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.
We recommend that you consider which job best matches your skill set and career aspirations and apply accordingly. This then enables the recruiter to focus on considering you for that position.
Applications will be reviewed, and you will be updated regarding the status of your application throughout the process via email.
We may experience a high volume of applications for some roles so please bear with us as we review each application carefully. We will update you on your application as soon as possible, You can assist the process by ensuring that your application is complete and up to date.
From the applicant login page choose the application that you would like to withdraw from and click ‘Withdraw’. You will be prompted through the process and will receive email confirmation that your application has been withdrawn.
If you have applied for multiple positions, please note that each application is assessed individually. If your application is unsuccessful for one position, that does not mean that your application will be unsuccessful for another position. A no is not a no forever, just a no for now.
We require work-related references to provide us with detail regarding your work ethic, work experience/history and safeguarding children. We require at least two referees, including a line manager in your most recent position. For teaching positions, you must include a line manager in your most recent education position, eg Principal. A Church Representative/Religious or Clergy referee is optional and is defined as a Parish Priest, Bishop or member of a religious order. We reserve the right to request an additional referee if we believe a person has not been fully forthcoming.
We request that all effort is taken to find a work referee that is a current or a previous Team Leader/Supervisor/Employer. This is an important part of your application. If you are a graduate teacher, practicum reports are accepted.
We accept photos of your supporting documents (e.g., driver’s licence, certificates etc), but make sure the photos are not blurry and your details can be read clearly.
We accept jpg files of your supporting documents (e.g., driver’s licence, certificates etc), but make sure the photos are not blurry and your details can be read clearly. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted as a PDF or Word document.
It may be a requirement of the position to operate a motor vehicle. If a driver’s licence is required, this information will be included in the position information.
There may be instances where we can assist with relocation expenses. Please enquire further at interview stage.
Teachers wishing to apply to be a Relief Teacher in our schools must complete our Relief Teacher Application.
Most teaching roles with Catholic Education Cairns are permanent positions. Contract positions are also available, generally for periods of up to 12 months to fill a short-term need. Permanent and contract positions may be full time or part time. Job-share opportunities also exist.
Flexible working arrangements may be accessible to Catholic Education Cairns employees, including those caring for children, grandchildren or elderly parents, or transitioning to retirement. This may include flexible hours, job share and/or part-time work.
The Catholic school year is different to other education providers as it runs from late January to early December, providing more work-life balance in the lead up to the busy festive season. Catholic schools finish a week earlier than the state school system, with primary students finishing in the first week in December, Year 7-11 students finishing the week prior, and Year 12 students finishing another week earlier again.