February 7, 2017

Process of the Regulations

Unlike legislation, regulations are not routinely debated in Parliament. Here is the process: February 28: Submissions close DET examines them and produces the final version of regulations. According the the Victorian Guideline for Regulation, “Consideration of public submissions – At least […]
February 5, 2017

Should a child be unsafe for 28 days?

By Bekah Carman One of the main reasons parents choose to home educate is as a last resort. They have their children in school and everything is fine – but then something happens, maybe it’s just one time or maybe […]
February 4, 2017

Alumni Video Project

We are gathering short videos (30-60 seconds) of alumni. Below is a link to a Google Drive folder where people can upload their videos. Please share this link around. The videos will be edited and collated and used on a […]
February 2, 2017

Literacy Planet Subscriptions

Last chance to sign up for Literacy Planet for Term 1 Member price is $18 per child. Sign up from the Welcome page in our Member Menu. Offer closes 8 Feb
January 26, 2017

Are the regulations inevitable?

By Sue Wight No, they aren’t. In order to become law, the regulations have to pass Parliament and that is not inevitable.  Regulations are not routinely debated and voted on like legislation, instead they are tabled in parliament and passed to […]
January 17, 2017

What changes are proposed?

This table sets out the requirements under the proposed regulations and how they differ from the current requirements: Compiled by Sue Wight
January 16, 2017

2017 program subscriptions

2017 subscriptions now available for Mathletics $37 and Into Science $36 each (members only) Rosetta Stone deal to be confirmed, depending on numbers. $60 per sub. If interested email
January 1, 2017

Home ed Alumni

Where are they now? Australia’s first generation of home educated students are now adults and we’d like to check in with them and form an overall picture of what home ed kids do when they grow up. This information will […]
December 30, 2016

Rosetta Stone Subscriptions 2017

Member only 2017 price is $60 This price is based on HEN purchasing a minimum number of licenses. We will only proceed if there is enough interest. To reserve a place, email The programme is designed to teach languages via computer […]
December 29, 2016

FAQ about New Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions What changes are happening? From Jan 2018: New registrations (including siblings of already registered children) will involve submitting an Individual Learning Plan for a full year. Children must remain in school while awaiting VRQA approval. Commencing April […]