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October 13, 2017

Certificate III in Clothing & Textile Production

October 2, 2017

2nd VHEAC Communique

September 28, 2017

Roadshow Calendar

A Regulations Roadshow will run over late October-November to explain the expectations of Learning Plans and Reviews. This is a combined information session series by the VRQA and VHEAC. A video of the inner city session is available here Sessions are […]
September 12, 2017

VHEAC Communique Aug 2017

August 31, 2017

VHEAC Election

The Victorian Home Education Advisory Committee will provide guidance, information and feedback to DET and the VRQA on the operation of the new Regulations. This advice will be used by DET and the VRQA to inform the development and implementation […]
August 23, 2017

Regulations campaign wrapup

HEN has a long and proud history of standing up for home educators rights. With new Education Regulations developed, HEN’s lobbying resulted in a disallowance motion being put in the Legislative Council on 23/8. Unfortunately, the vote was 20:20 so the motion […]
August 21, 2017

The dangers of principal approval

Anonymous I’m extremely concerned that a parent may have to apply for permission to withdraw their child to home school, leaving them in school for up to 28 days unless the principal agrees it’s in the child’s best interest not […]
August 17, 2017

Home Education and Disability Funding

By Mish Baker, Disability Advocate and Home Educating Parent There are 4743 students registered for home education in Victoria from 3006 families. They receive no funding at all. Research consistently shows 25% of home educated children have additional needs. In […]
August 16, 2017

Educating Claudia

By Kerstin Scheel Eighteen-year-old Claudia was in and out of school but the system never met her needs. We had several stints of home education which, although challenging, was the best option available for much of the time. Claudia has […]
August 15, 2017

Lessons from across the Border

By Pavlina McMaster The recently-released NSW Ombudsman’s Inquiry into behaviour management in schools report is damning and disturbing. It does not contain anything new, but firmly establishes that many students with disabilities, special needs, and out-of-home-care needs continue to be […]