Legal

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 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 […]
June 20, 2016

Report on HEN meeting with the Ed Dept 

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. The Education Department are currently reviewing the full regulations in preparation to write a new […]
June 17, 2016

HEN submission on the Education Regulations 2007

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. The Education Department are currently reviewing them in preparation to write a new set of […]
May 20, 2016

Education Regulations Review – Vic

Context Home education in Victoria is covered under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 which requires home educators to register with the VRQA and comply with regulations detailed in the Education Regulations 2007 (which cover many areas including home education.) […]
April 27, 2016

Victorian legal update

Context Home education in Victoria is covered under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 which requires home educators to register with the VRQA and comply with regulations detailed in the Education Regulations 2007. These regulations (covering schools, further education […]
October 28, 2015

Legal info state by state

Home education is legal in every state and territory of Australia but the details and requirements vary. For details of the legal situation in your state see our Legal page
August 28, 2015

Should I register? (Victoria)

This information has been updated from an article written for Otherways magazine by a home educating lawyer in 2006 when registration became a legal requirement in Victoria. Note that a penalty unit is $155.46 (2016/17) and increases annually.  Why register? […]
August 28, 2015

What Happens if I Don’t Register? (Victoria)

Despite the fact that registration is required by law, some home educators decide not to register. Anecdotally, this is much less common in Victoria than in other states. This information is provided so that you can assess the risks and […]
August 28, 2015

Victorian Home Education History

Victoria has always been the easiest state to home educate in and we have fought hard over the years to keep it that way. Up until 2006, it was allowable under a combination of the Victorian Education Act 1958 and The Community […]