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Careers at Catholic Education Cairns

Every student is entitled to a world-class education, and we want the best people on our team to make it happen. 

Why Catholic Education Cairns?

We value our staff and believe every employee plays a vital role in shaping the future generation. We value wellbeing and career progression, and our schools promote high standards of behaviour and respect. 

Life in Paradise

Our schools are nestled amongst ancient rainforests, pristine waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. And you can forget spending hours in the car or on a packed train. The hustle and bustle of the capital cities does not compare to our laidback commute.

Be inspired by our video: 'Living, teaching, and leading in Far North Queensland with Catholic Education Cairns'.

Hear From Our Staff

Working in the Catholic Education Cairns community offers many personal and professional benefits. Listen to some of our staff explain why they love their roles by visiting ‘Stories’ under the ‘Explore’ tab. 

We also offer:

  • Attractive salaries

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Paid parental leave

  • Salary packaging

  • Work-life balance and unique opportunities

Principal & Teachers at St Josephs Cairns



Primary and secondary, relief teachers, specialist positions



Administration Officers, School Learning Officers, boarding staff, Grounds Persons and more


Cairns Catholic Education Office

Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Accountants, IT support, and more


School Leadership

Senior and middle leadership, including Principals, Assistant Principals and central office staff

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