Recruitment Policy and Process

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.

The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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 include a cover letter introducing yourself. You are welcome, but it is not essential, to address the selection criteria (maximum of two pages). Please complete the College Application form for Advertised Positions, and provide a Curriculum Vitae including full details of qualifications, experience and professional accreditation. 

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.

The College is not required to accept applications that are received after the closing date and time, and reserves the right to appoint by invitation, close applications early, extend the deadline or to make no appointment at all.

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.

3. A verbal offer of employment is made to the successful candidate by the AHSSC, followed by a letter of confirmation and written Employment Contract.

4. Successful candidates are required to sign the Employment Contract agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined there-in.

5. Successful teaching position candidates are required to agree to the terms and conditions outlined in ‘Teaching in Catholic Schools – Employment Expectations’.

Employee Benefits at the College
  • Religious Education Accreditation Support and Professional Learning Program, including workshops and seminars
  • Annual research scholarships for teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Staff Coaching Program – teachers accessing individualised support from trained coaching colleagues
  • Access to national Faith Formation programs and events facilitated by the Marist Schools Australia
  • Additional Employer Superannuation contribution (subject to EA provisions) 
  • Salary packaging and novated leases available through preferred suppliers
  • Overnight allowance for staff attending College camps and retreats
  • Support and assistance with Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) applications and processes
  • Voluntary superannuation contributions and the option to nominate your own superannuation fund
  • Generous additional payments for staff participating in co-curricular activities
  • Increased stand-down days for teaching staff 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselling service
  • Mentoring Program for new teaching staff
  • Staff have the opportunity to involve themselves and work alongside students in service opportunities. These occur within and beyond the Marist College Canberra community
  • Accompanying students on local and international faith formation service programs
  • Regular seminars and keynote addresses by leading educators and other professional speakers
  • Access to College Gym/Weights room
  • Annual free influenza vaccination
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

There are currently no vacancies.

Casual Positions

Casual Bus Drivers

We are seeking to compile a register of experienced bus drivers who are interested in being contracted to fill temporary and casual vacancies. Shifts may include the College Bus run before and/or after school (Monday to Friday during the school term), or special runs during the school day. Applicants must have a HR licence with a minimum of three years’ bus driving experience. Working with Vulnerable People Registration is required. Please refer to the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria for more information.

Click here for the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria.

Click here for the Application Form.

For more details, please contact the College's Facilities Manager on 0408 881 885.

Written applications should address the selection criteria, give full details of qualifications and experience and include the names of three referees. Applications should use the College Application forms and reach the College by Wednesday 11 August 2021.

Cleaning Staff

The College is seeking experienced commercial cleaners to cover casual cleaning shifts at the College from 4.00pm - 8.00pm, weekdays during school terms. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months cleaning experience, hold Working with Vulnerable People Registration and be able to supply references.

Click here to view the Duty Statement and here to view the Application Form.

For further information please contact the Facilities team on 0408 881 885, or email

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, library, reception, maintenance, grounds etc.


Advertised Position

The Application form for advertised Teaching and Support Staff positions is available to download.

Application form - Advertised positions

Casual Relief

The Application form for all Casual Relief positions is available to download.

Application Form - Casual Relief

Code of Conduct

The College's Code of Professional Conduct is available to download.

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A Statement of Principles about teaching in Catholic Schools is available to download.

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