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Recruitment Policy and Process

Marist College is committed to attracting and retaining high quality staff who will foster the welfare and spiritual growth of the students and families of the College’s community. Merit selection techniques will be applied to ensure that the best possible candidates are selected based on their skills, qualifications and experience. Merit selection will also include consideration of the ability of candidates to model, lead and uphold Catholic values and the College’s values, mission and strategic direction.

Marist College Canberra utilises a number of recruitment channels when advertising vacant positions which may include one of the following channels: our website, specialist employment websites, employment agencies/recruitment firms, print media, and internally through ‘Staff Matters’. The appropriate recruitment channel for a particular position will be determined by the Headmaster in consultation with the Director of Business Services.

Applicants for all positions must hold current Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) registration prior to commencing employment.

Applicants for all teaching positions must hold current registration with the Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) prior to commencing employment.

Application Information - Direct Applicants Only

Written applications should address the selection criteria, give full details of qualifications and experience and include the names of three referees.

Applicants must be willing to support the Catholic philosophy and the particular Marist ethos of the College and be involved in co-curricular activities. Salary is according to the relevant Awards and subsequent Agreements.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website and should be addressed to:

Assistant Head of School – Staff and Community

Marist College Canberra

PO Box 727




Selection Process

  1. The College undertakes a rigorous screening process with the aim to recruit the best possible candidate for the role. As a child safe organisation, it is our policy that all new staff undergo screening including:
    • Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration
    • personal identity verification and background checking
    • verification of professional or other qualifications relevant to the role
    • an examination of their history of child-connected work
    • reference checking that addresses suitability for the role and working with children and young people.
  2. Applications are shortlisted by Assistant Head of School – Staff and Community and relevant Department Heads.
  3. Where applicable, an interview panel conducts interviews, contacts referees as per Marist Schools Australia guidelines and selects the preferred candidate for consideration by the Headmaster.
  4. A verbal offer of employment is made to the successful candidate by the AHSSC, followed by a letter of confirmation and written Employment Contract.
  5. Successful candidates are required to sign the Employment Contract agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined there-in.
  6. Successful teaching position candidates are required to agree to the terms and conditions outlined in ‘Teaching in Catholic Schools – Employment Expectations’. 

Acknowledgment of Applications

The College Staffing Office endeavours to acknowledge all applications as soon as possible following the position closing date. 

Privacy Policy

Marist College Canberra’s Information Collection Notice for Job Applicants explains how we protect the privacy of the personal information obtained regarding all employment applications.

Current Vacancies

Teaching Staff Positions

There are currently no vacancies.

Support Staff Positions

ELS – Learning Support Assistant (LSA)  

We have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant to join our busy and engaged Enrichment and Learning Support Department.  The position is for 5 days per week during the school term, for the 2020 school year.

Click here for the Role Description. Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Casual Positions

Casual Relief Teachers - Primary and Secondary

The College necessarily has teachers absent from normal duties because of professional development, outdoor education program, illness, etc. We have a register of Primary and Secondary relief teachers who are interested in being contracted to fill casual vacancies. Senior Applicants should be qualified teachers who are prepared to actively teach and supervise classes whose regular teachers are away, but who would normally set work. Teachers on the College’s existing relief register are not required to re-apply.

Register of Casual Relief Support Staff

We are particularly seeking applications for Teacher Assistants who are able to work on a casual basis.

From time to time the College has non-teaching staff absent from normal duties because of illness and various other commitments. We are seeking to compile a register of support staff who are interested in being contracted to fill temporary and casual vacancies. Applicants should be qualified or experienced in word processing, general school related and office duties. They should be able to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents and be supportive of the Marist ethos. Applications should clearly state the type of area of interest e.g., secretarial, teacher assistant, general clerical, finance, bookhire, library, reception, maintenance, grounds etc.