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 […]
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 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 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 […]
December 28, 2016

Regulations Media Attention

29/8/2017 Vic home-schooling move could have tech ramifications by Sam Varghese, iTWire 24/8/2017 Jono from ABC Drive spoke to Sue Wight on the regulations and what they mean for home educators 23/8/2017 Homeschoolers Suffered Set Back Today ABC News  (segment starts at […]
December 22, 2016

Why home educators have cause for concern

By Sue Wight The Draft Education Regulations Home educators have good reason for concern. In brief the changes proposed are: All new home educators to submit a plan for approval. Children to remain in school until/unless approval has been given. […]
December 21, 2016

Draft Education Regulations Released

The Victorian Department of Education today released the Draft Education Regulations. These are the relevant links – Draft Regulations (pages 30-33 cover home education) The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (home education is on pages 21-44 but the pp 6-20 are also relevant) Department […]
December 2, 2016

Regulations Alert

HEN advises the home education community to prepare to resist unfriendly regulation.  At the last ‘consultation’ meeting (25/10 ),HEN representatives were given an overview of the proposed regulations but strongly requested to keep them quiet. The proposal was presented in a benign […]