May 22, 2017

I didn’t trust DET enough to make a submission

Anonymous In the current hostile atmosphere with the Victorian DET towards homeschoolers, I would be too scared to be honest about my family’s experiences if they were to know my name. So, I’m only prepared to tell my child’s story […]
May 21, 2017

The HEN guide to submissions

Not sure where to start with the submissions? Never fear, the HEN guide is here. Many of the submissions address the regs in a general way – start with  202 (HEN), 29, 339, 182, 370. For the proposed regulations of home […]
May 16, 2017

Regulations Submissions now public (again)

Submissions on the Education Regulations have just gone public (again) at (if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste it into your browser. Check your submission carefully to make sure DET have complied with your privacy requirements. If there […]
May 14, 2017

HEN-DET meeting 12 May

HEN reps were asked to attend a DET meeting at short notice on Friday allegedly to discuss our submission. We were told the regulations will be tabled in parliament soon. There will be no changes to the home ed section. Typically, […]
May 12, 2017

Research on Home ed and Library Programs

Dear Homeschooling parents My name is Sharee Cordes from the School of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where I am currently studying for the Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice). I am undertaking a research […]
May 11, 2017

Home Ed Winter Readathon

The Home Ed Winter Readathon is an annual readathon for home ed students and parents raising funds for aid agency TEAR Australia ( and is in its tenth year in 2017, having raised over $20,000 in the last nine. Registrations […]
May 9, 2017

Regulations to be questioned and discussed in Parliament

Dr Rachel Carling Jenkins has given notice of the following motion to be put to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 24/5 Come along to Parliament to sit in the gallery of the Legislative Council and hear Rachel’s motion debated. Entrance […]
May 7, 2017

Jump, Fall, Fly

From schooling to homeschooling to unschooling by Lehla Eldridge and Anthony Eldridge-Rogers Available at ebook £7.99 Reviewed by Susan Wills, Lorinna, Tasmania in Otherways issue 152 I jumped at the chance to read this book. The title spoke to […]
May 7, 2017

Cert IIs at Chisholm and Holmesglen

ATEP is an apprenticeship and traineeship employment agency, and represent our On the Road to Work pre-apprenticeship training and work experience program to transition youth into employment via the trades. There is 100% no cost to youth on a health […]
May 4, 2017

Don’t let DET silence you

By Sue Wight As home educators receive re-publication emails from DET about the republication of submissions, we’ve noticed that sensitive ones have had sections quietly redacted on privacy grounds. Agreeing to the publication of redacted versions means there will be no public […]