Religious Education in Australian Catholic schools develops students’ knowledge and understandings of Christianity in the light of Jesus and the Gospel, and its unfolding story and diversity within contemporary Australian and global society. It expands students’ spiritual awareness and religious identity, fostering their capacities and skills of discerning, interpreting, thinking critically, seeking truth and making meaning. It challenges and inspires their service to others and engagement in the Church and the world.

(NCEC, 2018, p. 7).

Religious Education Framing Paper

The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education has endorsed the Framing Paper: Religious Education in Australian Catholic Schools, prepared by the NCEC Faith Formation and Religious Education Standing Committee. Published in 2018, it is a resource for reflection on and evaluation of curriculum design and practice in the Religious Education learning area.

Supporting Resources

The following videos are provided as a professional learning resource to assist school communities to unpack an aspect of the Framing Paper for Religious Education in Australian Catholic Schools.

To support the use of these videos, there is an accompanying professional learning resource to support each of the snapshots. 

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Religious Education Curriculum

Each diocese has its own Religious Education curriculum.

NCEC Resources

Together at One Altar

Together At One Altar, a website developed by the National Catholic Education Commission in partnership with Catholic school systems across Australia, brings together valuable resources to assist teachers of students of all age levels to develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their full, active and conscious participation in its celebration.

Scripture for Teachers

This resource supports teachers new to Religious Education in the planning phase of their teaching by modelling a way of engagement with and reflection on a Biblical passage that raises questions for them personally and for their teaching.

Other Resources

Liturgical Resources

The following websites provide liturgical material for use in schools and parishes. A subscription is required to access the material on the sites.

Search Directory

Search the directory for the relevant Catholic education authority in your diocese or RI & MPJP to access more information on the religious education curriculum.

Committee of Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person School Authorities Australia (CORMSAA)


25 Farquhar Street,
The Junction NSW 2291

Antonine Sisters


13 Barrow St,
Coburg VIC 3058

Carmelite Friars


75 Wright St,
Middle Park VIC 3206

Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart


2 Kensington Rd,
Kensington NSW 2033

De La Salle Brothers


Level 4/25 Restwell Street,
Bankstown NSW 2200

Dominican Education Australia


PO Box 191,
Gladesville NSW 1675

Dominican Friars


100 Mayfield Rd,
Carina QLD 4152

Edmund Rice Education Australia


Level 10, 420 St Kilda Road,
Melbourne VIC 3004

Faithful Companions of Jesus


44A Waltham Street,
Richmond VIC 3121

Good Samaritan Education


2 Avenue Rd,
Glebe NSW 2037

Kildare Ministries


54 Beaconsfield Parade,
Albert Park VIC 3206

Lebanese Maronite Order of Monks


142 Highclere Ave,
Punchbowl NSW 2196

Loreto Ministries


Level 4/117 Camberwell Road,
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Marist Schools Australia


PO Box 1247,
Mascot NSW 1460

Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family


28 Marrickville Ave,
Marrickville NSW 2204

Mary Aikenhead Ministries


Level 2, 55 Grafton Street,
Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Mercy Education Ltd


PO Box 5091,
Alphington VIC 3078

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart


1A Waltham Street,
Coogee NSW 2034

Norbertine Canons


PO Box 354
Cannington WA 6987

Oblates of Mary Immaculate


PO Box 384,
Camberwell VIC 3124

Order of Saint Augustine


44 Alfred Road,
Brookvale NSW 2100

Salesians of John Bosco


PO Box 264,
Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Servite Friars


2 Morgans Street,
Tuart Hill 6060

Sisters of Mercy


29 McLaren Street,
North Sydney NSW 2060

Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart


PO Box 1508,
North Sydney NSW 2059

St Paul de Chartres Sisters


28 Fedrick Street,
Boronia Heights QLD 4124

Sophia Education Ministries


Suite 7.01 Aero, 247 Coward Street,
Mascot NSW 2020

Vincentian Fathers


PO Box 3718,
Marsfield NSW 2122

Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand


PO Box 620
Greenacre NSW 2190

Catholic Religious Australia


PO Box 1518
North Sydney, NSW 2059

Catholic Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person Victorian Schools Ltd

Federation of Religious Institute and Ministerial PJP Catholic School Authorities in NSW and ACT

QLD Religious Institute and Ministerial PJP Education Committee