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

Dominican Education Australia


PO Box 191,
Gladesville NSW 1675

Edmund Rice Education Australia


Level 10, 420 St Kilda Road,
Melbourne VIC 3004

Good Samaritan Education


2 Avenue Rd,
Glebe NSW 2037

Kildare Ministries


54 Beaconsfield Parade,
Albert Park VIC 3206

Loreto Ministries


257 Auburn Rd,
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Marist Schools Australia


Suite 5, 01/247 Coward St,
Mascot NSW 2020

Mary Aikenhead Ministries


1 Dawson Street

Mercy Partners


142 Flower Street,
Northgate QLD 4013