The indicative time necessary for students to demonstrate achievement of the Religious Education outcomes in K-2 is 2.5 hours per week and in stages 2 & 3 is 3 hours per week.

The duration of each unit of work may vary between approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Some units will need more or less time to be completed effectively. This decision will be made at the local school level and will be reflective on the school’s scope and sequence.

The religious dimension of the Catholic school includes the Religious Education curriculum, the liturgical, sacramental and prayer life of the school and the opportunity to engage in activities that build Christian community and reach out to those in need. These belong to the life of the whole school. All Key Learning Areas, including Religious Education, should share time for these elements proportionately.

In each academic year, students undertake 100 hours of Religious Education.  

In the Stage 4 Religious Education Course, students complete 200 hours over Years 7 & 8.  Students complete the units coded A7, B7, C7, D7, E7 in Year 7 and the units coded A8, B8,  C8, D8, E8 in Year 8. 

In the Stage 5 Board Endorsed Religious Education Course, students are enrolled in the 200  hour course, completing the units coded A9, B9, C9, D9, E9 in Year 9 and the units coded A10,  B10, C10, D10, E10 in Year 10.