To truly thrive in your role within a Catholic school, you’ll need to gain an understanding of the Gospel as it is transmitted through the Catholic Church. 

That’s where we come in — the Catholic Institute of Western Australia offers a range of pathways to accreditation, so you can get the most out of your important work with Catholic school students.

How you study
is up to you

University Units

Study towards accreditation by seamlessly integrating relevant units with your university studies.

CIWA Courses for Accreditation

Study towards accreditation by completing standalone CIWA courses through study modes that are online only.

Spiritual and Faith Formation Programs

The Catholic Institute offers spiritual and faith formation programs for experienced educators, non-teaching professional staff and leaders to grow in confidence in leading their school faith community.

"I now have the ability and confidence to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools.

The material and topics covered throughout the Catholic Education units were motivating, engaging, well presented, and practical.”
— Emma, Student, Bachelor of Education [Early Childhood Studies], ECU

Don’t get caught out!

It’s true, staff working in Catholic education, whether teachers or leaders, must have the relevant accreditation.


We often hear stories of people — particularly recent education graduates — who have been caught off-guard about the correct qualifications for working in a Catholic school, and we’d hate for that to happen to you. If you’re unsure about the best way to become qualified, simply get in touch. We’d be happy to direct you to the right pathway.

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