Working at St Francis Catholic College

Join our community

When you work at St Francis Catholic College, you join a community that encourages innovation, is collaborative and inclusive and fosters lifelong learning among all staff. We believe education is transformative and are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our students.

We value talent, passion and intelligence when recruiting staff as well as diversity in cultural background, teaching and life experience.

As a multi-campus school in one of the fastest growing areas in Australia, St Francis Catholic College provides a wealth of opportunities for teachers in all stages of their careers, from graduate positions to senior teaching and leadership roles.

We are a leading provider of Catholic secondary education in Melton, and enrolment demand at our campuses is high. We promote personal excellence, self-discipline, resilience and a sense of responsibility among our students, celebrate academic excellence and have an extensive extra-curricular program (sports/music and drama/social justice).

We invite you to explore our exceptional facilities, career opportunities and staff benefits.

Professional Development

At St Francis Catholic College, staff can access a wide range of professional development opportunities including:

  • Further study, supported by sponsorship from Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) and the College
  • Accreditation to teach in a Catholic school and accreditation to teach Religious Education
  • Cyclical pilgrimages to Assisi in Italy to immerse staff in the Franciscan charism
  • A wide range of internal and external training
  • MACS Emerging Leaders, Senior Leaders Professional Learning Program and Diocesan VIT Graduate and Mentor Program
  • GROWTH coaching for all middle leaders.
  • Catholic identity retreats

We also invest in our people by providing:

  • a comprehensive induction program, including the allocation of a buddy for new staff
  • professional learning days focused on learning, teaching and wellbeing
  • financial support for TAE qualifications as required for current or future teaching roles
  • membership to the Teacher Learning Network
  • flexibility to transfer campus year to year
  • annual review meetings with a mentor to promote continual improvement
  • many leadership opportunities across both campuses.

Staff benefits

We are committed to providing all staff with a safe and collaborative work environment that supports their wellbeing and personal growth.

When you join our community, some of the benefits we offer are:

  • Time in lieu (as outlined in the Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022)
  • No extras (in 2025)
  • Annual leave loading and position allowance payment in December each year
  • Bereavement and family violence leave
  • 16-weeks paid parental leave and 4 weeks paid partner leave
  • Discounted school fees for staff with children who attend the college
  • Generous leave entitlements including a paid flexible leave day per school year
  • Salary packaging
  • Free confidential counselling service for all staff via the Employee Assistance Program
  • a laptop for work use
  • On-site canteen
  • Free staff gym for use before and after school (upon formal induction and safety briefing)
  • New and modern staff rooms at both campuses specifically designed as a calm retreat away from the classroom. Espresso machine with barista training provided.
  • Regular social and wellbeing events and activities including morning teas, annual staff dinner and Christmas functions, end-of-term gatherings, acknowledgement of service, annual welcome for new babies.