Religious Education Accreditation

Religious Education Accreditation

Should I consider qualifications in Religious Education if I wish to teach RE in Bathurst Catholic schools?

Yes. Catholic dioceses across New South Wales would encourage all teachers of Religious Education to be qualified teachers and so have the necessary background, knowledge and professional commitment to the purposes of RE and the ethos of the Catholic school. 

Those seeking more information on accreditation to teach Religious Education can download the Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in a Catholic School Policy

 

Appropriate RE and Theology Courses
 

Graduate Certificate in Theology (Broken Bay Institute/University of Newcastle)

The Graduate Certificate in Theology articulates as 50% of the Master of Theology program and students may take a generic program or specialise in one of the following areas:

Religious Education

Liturgical Studies

Spirituality

Mission and Culture

Youth and Campus Ministry

The Graduate Certificate in Theology is a fee-paying course. The fee for each unit in 2013 is approximately $1500. For many students, this fee can be claimed as an expense against taxable income.

Teachers who are permanent employees of the Bathurst Diocese are eligible to receive a reimbursement of half the cost of each unit of the Graduate Certificate in Theology they satisfactorily complete.

For further information please click here to go to the Broken Bay Institute website

 

Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Australian Catholic University)

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education provides teachers with an introduction to Religious Education and Theology for the teaching of Religion in primary and secondary Catholic schools. The program introduces students to content, current methodology and perspectives in the field of Religious Education. On completion it may satisfy professional accreditation requirements for employers of religion teachers. Students who wish to undertake further studies may enrol in the Masters of Religious Education Program.

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is a fee-paying course. The fee for each unit in 2013 is $1600. For many students, this fee can be claimed as an expense against taxable income.

Teachers who are permanent employees of the Bathurst Diocese are eligible to receive a reimbursement of half the cost of each unit of the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Australian University) they satisfactorily complete.

 

For information contact:

Dr Angelo Belmonte
Catholic Education Office
Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: 02 6338 3000
a.belmonte@bth.catholic.edu.au