The 2017 Education and Training Reform Regulations have now been ‘made’ and come into effect in Jan 2018.
HEN has campaigned against these regulations but the government refused to alter them.
The opposition put a disallowance motion to the Legislative Council to try to soften the regulations but it was defeated for want of one vote. You can read the actual debate in Hansard (see p13)
Our campaign has resulted in the creation of the Victorian Home Education Advisory Committee and input on the employment and training of staff for the Home Education Unit of the VRQA. We have also raised the profile of home education.
Our focus now moves to working through VHEAC and with the VRQA where we will advocate for a reasonable requirements.
At the moment, the details of what Learning Plans and Reviews will involve is still unknown. As things move forward, HEN will provide information, support and tools to assist people in adjusting to the new requirements. Join HEN for updates.
- New Regulations (effective 1 Jan 2018)
- The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (See pp home education is on pages 21-44 and pp 6-20)
- Department information on the regulation review and submissions
- The Minister’s media release
- Statement of Reasons
- Fact Sheet
- Privacy Breach Report
- HEN FAQ
- Regulations media attention
- See our blog for relevant articles and updates
- HEN Handbook of Alumni illustrates that home ed students move on to further education and careers.