Tasmanian Catholic Education Agreement

The Tasmanian Catholic Education Agreement: An Overview

The Tasmanian Catholic Education Agreement (TCEA) is a significant agreement between the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office (TCEO) and the Tasmanian Government, signed in 2014. The TCEA sets out the terms and conditions for the provision of Catholic education in Tasmania and ensures that Catholic schools receive adequate funding and support from the government.

The agreement is designed to provide affordable and high-quality Catholic education to Tasmanian students, regardless of their background or financial circumstances. The TCEA covers a wide range of issues related to Catholic education, including funding, governance, and accountability.


Under the TCEA, the Tasmanian Government provides funding to Catholic schools based on student enrolment numbers, with additional funding provided for students with special needs. This funding ensures that Catholic schools are able to provide students with the resources and support they need to thrive academically and socially.


The TCEA also includes provisions for governance of Catholic schools in Tasmania. The agreement sets out the responsibilities and obligations of the Catholic Education Commission of Tasmania (CECT) and the TCEO, including the management of school finances and the appointment of school principals and staff.


Finally, the TCEA includes measures to ensure that Catholic schools in Tasmania are accountable for their performance. The agreement sets out performance indicators for schools, including academic achievement, student wellbeing, and school culture, which are regularly monitored and reported on.

The TCEA is a critical agreement that ensures the provision of high-quality and affordable Catholic education in Tasmania. The agreement provides funding and support to Catholic schools, ensures effective governance, and holds schools accountable for their performance. As such, it is an essential component of Tasmania`s education system and benefits students, families, and the broader community.