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October 5, 2018

A Tale of Five Brothers

Carleen Sing home educated her five sons. Their story has been told over many years through Otherways and the family also appeared in a 60 Minutes segment on Unschooling in 2014 and an article in The Daily Telegraph in 2015. Here we look […]
October 1, 2018

Starting out

By Pavlina McMaster Home education is a foreign concept to most of us – it is outside our own, personal educational experience, and many people considering it do not know anyone who home educates their children. In Victoria, approximately 60% […]
October 1, 2018

Tech School Workshop Opportunities for Teens

By Miriam Mollema The Victorian government has recently opened various new Tech Schools. Recently, I met with the Executive Director (Marc) and Director (Skylie) of two of the new Tech Schools; the one in the shires of Banyule-Nillumbik and one […]
September 25, 2018

VHEAC permanency

HEN would like to see VHEAC made permanent to ensure that all home education policy decisions, requirements and supporting documents receive input from experienced home educators. The current position of the major political parties is: ALP: Minister Merlino says VHEAC […]
September 18, 2018

Student Transfer Form

When kids aged under 17 move to a TAFE course, they may be asked for a Student Transfer Form during the enrolment process. To obtain this form, phone your Department regional office and ask to speak to someone about a transition […]
September 7, 2018

Assistance for Isolated Children

Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) is a Centrelink group of payments for parents and carers of children who can’t go to a local government school because of geographical isolation, disability or special needs. It is a significant payment. In addition […]
September 2, 2018

Home Ed, Centrelink and Kids Aged 16+

If parents are receiving Newstart or Family Tax Benefit, they may lose it when their youngest child turns 16, but not everyone does. Newstart Once the youngest child turns 16, the automatic exemption from the Mutual Obligation Requirements ceases. You may still […]
August 28, 2018

VHEAC Communique August 2018

August 27, 2018

Help for Low Income Families

If you’re looking for help with managing your child’s education costs, the Saver Plus program could help. Saver Plus provides individuals and families on lower incomes the opportunity to have their savings matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $500) to pay for […]
August 13, 2018

School Sport Victoria

Victorian home educated students can access the inter-school and interstate programs with School Sport Victoria by providing a copy of their VRQA registration letter to SSV.  Families are responsible for the costs involved. Home schooled students can access: 1. SSV Swimming, Cross […]