Our College

The mission of Mater Dei College is to prepare our students for life in a global community. We draw our inspiration to face all challenges from the example of Mary’s demonstration of faith, devotion and courage. Those at Mater Dei College believe in the dignity and the nurturing of the individual. We are guided by our Catholic faith, Marian tradition and Gospel values and focus on respect, compassion, integrity and resilience.

Staff are guided by our Mission, Vison and Values through the four pillars of faith, community, service and learning. Our collective aim is to assist our students to become well-rounded individuals that will continue to make valuable contributions to society and endeavour to reach their full potential.

The College has an ongoing commitment to academic programmes and opportunities. We aim to achieve outcomes for our students to enable them to be critical and global thinkers. We have a range of subject choices that prepare and motivate our students for further learning and their post-school destination of choice. Mater Dei College students aim to be inquiring and independent learners that strive for excellence. The College endeavours to provide as broad an education as possible for as long as possible in the belief that all students have a gift, a talent or an interest. The aim is to identify and nurture this and so create a desire for excellence, success and for lifelong learning.

Our Staff

All staff at Mater Dei College are expected to support the Catholic ethos and actively promote the College mission whilst fulfilling their day to day responsibilities.

Our staff are role models to develop in our students a deep understanding of, and participation in, the faith life of the College whilst striving to achieve their personal best.


  • The successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to fulfil the requirements of the position. Applications are to be made by completing the online application form, cover letter and current Curriculum Vitae.
  • All non- teaching staff will be required to obtain by the time of commencing employment a Working with Children Check; National Police Clearance and Western Australian Education and Training Sectors National Police History Check.
  • All Teaching staff will be required to obtain by the time of commencing employment a Working with Children Check and current Teacher’s Registration Number.


Current Vacancies 

Counsellor position - temporary 

Full time – 42 weeks per year

Start date – as soon as possible (to be negotiated)

End date 15th December, 2017 with a possibility of extension

Mater Dei College is seeking a full time Counsellor to provide advocacy and support to students and families of the Mater Dei College community. The successful applicant will have exceptional experience with regard to person, social, family, educational and behavioural concerns. A well-developed knowledge of mental health and youth issues is critical to this role. The Mater Dei College Student Wellbeing Service is our pastoral care model that offers prevention, intervention and postvention as key elements of support for our students and families.  

This position is full time, 42 weeks per year and requires some flexibility in regards to the hours of work. A Working with Children Check and National Police History Check will be required upon appointment.

Suitably qualified applicants can apply online by sending a covering letter, Employment Application form and resume to recruitment@mdc.wa.edu.au. Confidential enquiries can be made to Sally Stott, Coordinator of the MDC Wellbeing Service on 9405 4777.

Applications will close Friday, 9 June, 2017.


Application Process

Applications may be submitted online and supporting documents can be uploaded.