Older Students

November 13, 2018

Skills First Submission

Home educated students are effectively locked out of VET funding at the moment and HEN is trying to get this changed. Our submission is below. An explanation of acronyms is provided below the submission for younger families. Acronyms and terms: […]
October 23, 2018

Starting THAT Co-op

By Kirsty James Looking through the photo book documenting the first year of Tyabb Homeschool Activity Teens co-op (THAT), I realised that there were two recurring expressions on the faces of the kids; happiness and concentration. Whatever they were doing […]
October 1, 2018

Tech School Workshop Opportunities for Teens

By Miriam Mollema The Victorian government has recently opened various new Tech Schools. Recently, I met with the Executive Director (Marc) and Director (Skylie) of two of the new Tech Schools; the one in the shires of Banyule-Nillumbik and one […]
September 18, 2018

Student Transfer Form

When kids aged under 17 move to a TAFE course, they may be asked for a Student Transfer Form during the enrolment process. To obtain this form, phone your Department regional office and ask to speak to someone about a transition […]
September 2, 2018

Home Ed, Centrelink and Kids Aged 16+

If parents are receiving Newstart or Family Tax Benefit, they may lose it when their youngest child turns 16, but not everyone does. Newstart Once the youngest child turns 16, the automatic exemption from the Mutual Obligation Requirements ceases. You may […]
August 6, 2018

Diverge Pathways Workshops

The following workshops with Reach are designed for school groups years  9 and 10 (ages 14-17) but one of the organiser is a HEN alumnus and has extended the invitation to us at a special price of $29 each for groups […]
June 10, 2018

The Paradox: Home ed and VET funding

When Victorian home ed teenagers transition to full-time TAFE, they de-register from home education and enrol under the same funding arrangements as any other student. Many of our students do this and 48 TAFE courses becoming free in 2019 will help […]
May 28, 2018

Home educating your teenager – you can do it!

By Faye C. Can it be done? Yes! Parents often feel pressure from those around them to put their children into school for the high school years. ‘What about university?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions of home […]
May 17, 2018

The Teen Scene

By Kirsty James Our family always joked about “those poor home-schooled kids with no friends”, as we drove from one playdate to another, but slowly as the kids got older our social circle decreased. We made new friends, but we had to […]
February 26, 2018

Monash Cert III in Active Volunteering

Certificate III in Active Volunteering course The course will be commencing in February 2018. Come and experience University life with a one day a week Certificate III in Active Volunteering located at Monash University in Clayton. This qualification is specifically […]