October 10, 2016

Distance Ed Materials

For the past 10 years, registered home educators have been able to purchase distance education materials from DECV is they wished to do so. The following notice now appears on their site: Please note: From 2017 onwards, Distance Education Centre […]
October 9, 2016

Socialisation: The Hidden Agenda

By John Barratt-Peacock It is the most boring of all the objections to home education and seemingly the most stupid since, on all the evidence, home educated children are the best socialised. So why do they do it and why […]
October 4, 2016

Ending is Better than Mending

Schooling and Commercialism By Susan Wight Early Australian society needed, and indeed the land itself demanded, that people be frugal, self-sacrificing and hard-working. This was a time when there was nothing to spare. Possessions were few and were confined to […]
October 2, 2016

HEN volunteers wanted

Ready to help out? Every time you use our website, access a discount, read a post, attend an event, or settle down with a cuppa to enjoy Otherways magazine, you are reaping the benefits of work by HEN volunteers. We’d […]
September 16, 2016

Regulation Review – What’s Next?

The timeframe for the review is: Oct: next HEN meeting with DET End Oct: drafting process complete Nov: Draft regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) to Minister Dec: Draft regulations and RIS signed off by Minister. Jan: Draft regulations and […]
September 7, 2016

The Morning Show

Carly Landa, Vice President of the Home Education Association, joined The Morning Show to discuss home education 7/9/2016 Note that at least 88% of HEN members are registered.
September 7, 2016

The Preschool Push

By Susan Wight Preschool attendance has always been optional in Australia but the issue of compulsory preschool continues to raise its ugly head with depressing regularity. Parents paying expensive daycare fees may be in favour of government funded preschool programs.  […]
August 30, 2016

Report on meeting between DET and HEN representatives Friday 26 August

Context: Home Education in Victoria is covered under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (the Act) and the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 (the Regulations). All regulations sunset (i.e. expire) after ten years. Department of Education and Training […]
August 24, 2016

Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production

RMIT are offering this cert course – minimum age 16 years
August 19, 2016

Update on Regulations Consultation (Vic)

Context: The Victorian Education Regulations 2007 (which cover everything from the teaching service to adult education providers) expire in June 2017. Home education is covered under Part 6 of these regulations. The Education Department are currently reviewing the full regulations in preparation to write a […]