Why join us?

Why join us?2023-12-07T11:39:24+10:00
Our academic, operational, and support staff play a key role in the success of our college. We are passionate about attracting, supporting and retaining talented and motivated individuals.

Our highly qualified teachers and support staff are experts in their fields and challenge students to live well and learn well, to be agents of change for themselves and for others, and to be people of hope, courage, industry, persistence and curiosity.

If you are looking for a respectful and relational educational environment where you can work as a collegial member of a highly passionate and professional team, Mount Alvernia is the place for you. Mount Alvernia staff are committed to making an impact on students and working collaboratively in pursuit of the best educational outcomes for the students in their care. Our pivotal focus is on educational wellbeing, where as a staff we recognise that exceptional student care and outcomes will only be possible when the best elements of pastoral and academic support interconnect.

Our Franciscan environment, steeped in the values of courage, respect, joy and service provides staff with the opportunity to further skills, to be challenged and to make a meaningful impact on students and colleagues. With individualised and expert support, bespoke development programs, clarity of role and expectations and extensive professional learning opportunities, staff professional capability is fostered at Mount Alvernia College. We invite you to follow our vibrant community on LinkedIn.


As an employer of choice, we offer the following workplace benefits to our staff
  • Being part of a collegial learning community that actively promotes ethical leadership and sustainability as part of its core mission in the Franciscan tradition.
  • Four phased onboarding and induction process – Orientation, Mandatory Requirements, Laying the Foundations and Mt A Ways of Working.
  • Opportunity for professional growth, including comprehensive individualised professional learning for all staff, inclusive of external professional development opportunities.
  • Two-year Early Career Teacher Mentoring Program, supporting transition for QCT Graduate to Proficient Teacher Accreditation
  • Middle Leader development and mentoring support
  • Late class start time one morning per week to support staff meeting and professional learning time.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides a range of personal and family benefits including free counselling.
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program for staff.
  • Generous support provided for teachers seeking HAT/LEAD teacher status.
  • Staff awards and acknowledgement, including the college annual Bonaventure Exceptional Practitioner Awards.
  • Staff Social Club, facilitating staff events and activities throughout the year.
  • Staff wellbeing initiatives and free use of the college facilities, including pools and gym.
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% with co-contribution.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave.
  • 10 days paid spousal leave.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Portability of Personal Leave and Long Service Leave between Queensland Catholic Education Employing Authorities provided continuous service.
  • Portability of Queensland College of Teachers HAT and Lead Teacher Accreditation.
  • Transfer of novated car leases.
  • Provision of college laptop for all teachers.
  • Faith formation in the Franciscan charism.
  • Opportunities to participate in community and outreach experiences.
  • Travel opportunities through our student tours, immersions and pilgrimages.
  • Barista made coffee onsite at La Cucina (our College Café)
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