The Commission was established by the Bishops of NSW in 1974 and is responsible to them for coordination and representation in Catholic education in NSW and ACT at a state level.
The Commission also provides leadership in Catholic education, through service to dioceses, religious congregations and parents. It functions through consultation with Diocesan Directors, Religious Institutes, principal and parent associations.
The Commission will witness to its own commitment to Christ as part of the Church’s mission of education in faith and will model and promote a faith relationship with Christ.
The Commission has no authority to become involved in the administration of any diocesan system of schools or of individual schools, be they part of a diocesan system or schools of a Religious Institute.