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Catholic Education Tasmania is excited to announce that we are currently seeking qualified teacher assistants to join our educational community. If you possess a true passion for nurturing young minds and are committed to engaging and inspiring students, we would love to hear from you!

There are opportunities for teachers assistants at all stages of their professional journey:

  • New teacher assistants
  • Teachers assistants looking for a change
  • Teacher assistants seeking to increase or reduce their working hours

We believe that every child deserves a quality education that fosters the holistic development of the whole child: intellectually, physically, morally, and spiritually. Our families value this too as we provide student focused, Christ centred learning for life for over 16,500 students across Tasmania.

As a teacher assistant within Catholic Education Tasmania, you will have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of students in our school communities. Together, we can shape the future of education!

Teacher Assistant Primary Application Packages

Teacher Assistant Secondary/Senior Secondary Application Packages

Packages updated on 03/04/2024

Applications for these positions close Sunday 30 June 2024


Teach in a Catholic school

The teacher assistant opportunities we are currently recruiting for are available statewide and range from ongoing part-and full-time opportunities to limited tenure/parental leave opportunities. These employment opportunities are situated in schools providing primary, secondary, and senior secondary education for students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 12, creating an ideal environment for your professional growth.

These include: 

  • Kindergarten/Early Years (K-2)
  • Classroom (3-4)
  • Classroom (5-6)
  • Specialist Primary
  • Specialist (Maths/Science)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11-12)

To be considered for teacher assistant positions within CET, there are a few requirements we seek in potential candidates. Candidates should:

  • Hold a Certificate III in Education Support.
  • Successful attainment of Accreditation A: Accreditation to work in a catholic school/system; or the willingness to work towards the successful attainment thereof.
  • Have a valid Registration to Work with Vulnerable People to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.

Catholic Education Tasmania encourages all applicants to express their interest in working in our system. If you see another advertised role, we encourage you to submit an application for that role as well.

Want to learn more about working in Catholic education? See the answers to some commonly asked questions below or explore our website for more information.

Be sure to also visit the Discover Tasmania website to learn more about the benefits of living in this unique and spectacular part of Australia. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Do I have to be Catholic to work in a Catholic school?

We welcome employees from a wide variety of faiths and backgrounds for positions within our schools and offices.

Whilst you do not have to be Catholic to work in Catholic education, we do ask that our employees embrace and embody our Catholic beliefs and practices in their day to day work. This commitment is realised through our dedication to serving one another and our school communities, prioritising the well-being of both our staff and students, and fostering meaningful daily interactions with others.

For certain positions however, such as School Principal or Deputy Principal, candidates are required to be Catholic to ensure we can maintain the integrity of our Catholic values within our system of schools.

Should you find that your work in Catholic education inspires you to join the Catholic faith, we can support you on your journey!


What leadership development opportunities are available?

At Catholic Education Tasmania, we live out learning for life by providing ongoing support and professional learning opportunities for our employees. 

As a member of our educational community, you will have access to professional learning and networking opportunities designed to deliver targeted professional development to support you in your teaching career.

We believe that every employee should have the opportunity to grow and develop as a person, as an effective team member, and as a future leader. Our Leadership Development program is designed to cater to the specific needs of teachers at every stage of their career, from early-career teachers seeking to refine their skills to experienced educators aspiring to become future Principals.

Our Leadership Development program is a genuine reflection of our commitment to help grow leaders and to enhance leadership capability in CET at all levels.

Learn more about our Leadership Development Program


What is Accreditation A?

Catholic Education Tasmania fosters the formation of its employees to grow in confidence in their understanding and commitment to the mission of the Catholic school.

Accreditation A’ is for all employees working in Catholic schools and the Catholic education system in Tasmania. All employees are called to share in the evangelising mission of Catholic schools. The foundational knowledge of the mission and purpose of the Catholic school supports the efforts of all employees to understand and give witness to the Catholic faith.

Learn more about our Formation for Mission program


Why do I need to have a Registration to Work with Vulnerable People?

Catholic Education Tasmania believes that children and young people have a fundamental right to be respected, nurtured, and cared for, and that every child and young person is entitled to be educated in a safe environment.

All employees within CET are required to hold a current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People so that we can protect the vulnerable members of our community.

Learn more about how we create child safe communities


See for yourself what it's like to work with us at Catholic Education Tasmania!

Acknowledgement of Country

Catholic Education Tasmania acknowledges and deeply respects the Palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present.

We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, lutruwita, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and Culture.