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Governance at CBC

CBC St Kilda is a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. The College receives its authority to operate as a Catholic secondary school in Melbourne from a number of sources: the Catholic Church, Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) and the Victorian and Australian Governments.  CBC derives its authority to function as a Catholic school from the Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Reverend Dennis Hart.
On the behalf of the Christian Brothers, EREA acts as the owner of CBC St Kilda. All Edmund Rice schools in Australia are governed in this way. EREA appoints the College Board who support and advise the College Principal. EREA is also responsible for the appointment of School Principals, Deputy Principals and Business Managers at Edmund Rice Schools and provides guidelines for their educational and financial management.
The Principal is responsible for the employment of all other staff on behalf of EREA. He appoints the Leadership Team and other leadership positions at the College. With the College Board the Principal undertakes Strategic Planning, Master Planning and financial management of the College. The Principal supports and supervises CBC staff and is responsible for the direction of religious programs and the care and education of CBC students.
CBC reports to a range of statutory authorities. These include the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, the Victorian Institute of Teaching, the Victorian Qualifications Authority, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, the Commonwealth Department of Education and Work Place Relations and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.