Teaching with Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton is a rewarding experience that offers great opportunities. Catholic Education sees the retention of well qualified and dedicated teachers as a priority and endeavours to create a supportive and challenging work environment to ensure students enjoy the benefit of highly professional teaching staff. We provide support to staff in their work as well as support in other aspects of their lives. To learn more we encourage you to explore some of the journeys that staff have experienced so far.

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“I moved to Emerald in January 2012 and haven’t regretted the decision for one minute. I teach English and Religious Education. Working in the Rockhampton Diocese has given me the opportunity to experience and explore the ‘real Australia’ and meet some amazing and wonderful people.”

Christopher Bracken
Sports Coordinator, Teacher of English and RE, Marist College Emerald

“My wife and I found the transition into Central Queensland seamless. Our family loves the warm weather, great outdoors and stunning beaches. The Diocese has fully supported our family in our new environment. We love teaching here.

Having taught in New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates, teaching here ticks all the boxes. We work in a great environment and spend weekends and school holidays exploring and camping around Central Queensland. You can’t beat the lifestyle or the opportunities.

The Diocese worked with us and helped us to achieve our Australian Permanent Residency. Seldom do you come across an environment where you are satisfied in work as well as lifestyle, working for the Diocese of Rockhampton in Central Queensland achieves both.”

Stephen Thomas
Primary Teacher, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Biloela

“I have been here for a mere 12 weeks, and absolutely love it. I moved to Australia from the U.K. a year and a half ago due to wanting an adventure and change of climate. Since I have stepped foot on Australian soil I have been blown away by the culture, people and the way of life (not to mention the beautiful weather).

I work with staff from an array of backgrounds and different age groups who all genuinely care about my wellbeing. The students are a delight to teach as they are all so eager to learn, which is different to what I encountered in the U.K.

Overall I’m very happy I made the decision to move overseas.”

Rhiannon Hughes
Food Technology/Hospitality Teacher, Marist College, Emerald

“When the decision was made to relocate to Australia, the whole process was incredibly easy. The Visa was easy to fill in and very straight forward; the staff at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection were very helpful and efficient in answering any questions and processing the application. The education system in Australia is, in many ways, very similar to the system in the UK and adapting to any differences is nowhere near as daunting as one may believe. The school in which I work is a very positive and nurturing environment both for students and staff alike where furthering oneself in any aspect is actively encouraged.”

John Bennett
Science Department, Maths Department, Emmaus College Rockhampton