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Graduate Support & Placement

The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) recognises the importance of attracting and adequately supporting our early career teachers. Via the Mathematics Education Graduate Placement Program we aim to attract quality Mathematics Teachers to the Diocese, and through the Graduate Formation Program we strive to support all early career teacher to achieve a successful transition into the school community, to build individual's confidence and competence, and develop a strong network of collegiality and connection.



Mathematics Education Graduate Program

Mathematics Education Graduate Support Program

Applications Closed

Open to undergraduates in their 3rd or 4th year of study, or graduates who have recently completed Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Mathematics as a teaching area. This program employs graduate teachers in a participating College for 3 years plus reimbursement of their final year study fees and the opportunity for internship or relocation reimbursement.


Graduate Formation Program

Graduate Formation Program


The Graduate Formation Program welcomes and supports beginning teachers as they begin their career in Catholic Education in the Diocese of Lismore. The Graduate Formation Program supports beginning teachers through a school-based, practice focused Induction program to assist transition into the teaching profession.

The two-year program includes the provision of a school-based Mentor (Accreditation Supervisor) who will support the development and demonstration of Proficient Teacher practice as described by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The school-based program is complemented by professional learning, formation experiences and networking opportunities provided by the Catholic Schools Office.