The regulatory changes for home education under the 2017 The Education and Training Reform Regulations come into effect in Jan 2018. 

The Victorian Home Education Advisory Committee is providing 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 of the home education guidelines, support materials and templates plus other non-regulatory matters as they arise.

The following home education representatives were elected to VHEAC by the home education community:

  • Natalie (Gnat) Atherden:           
  • Mark Bachmann
  • Ben Clark                                                 ben6clark (at) gmail (dot) com                     0407 095 230
  • Faye                                                 
  • Litsa Grace                                     
  • Pavlina McMaster                        
  • Susan Wight                                   54395134

Your VHEAC reps will strive to represent the whole home education community as things move forward.

VHEAC also includes:

And, as well as representatives from DET and VRQA, there is a VHEAC secretariat within DET which can be contacted at


VHEAC Communiques will be posted below.

A VRQA/VHEAC Roadshow ran during Oct/Nov explaining the expectations of Learning Plans and Reviews.
A video and transcript is available here 




Photo attribution: Nick Youngson – link to –



December 11, 2017

Learning plan guidance

From 1 Jan 2018, new registrations will require the submission of a basic learning plan per child for the first 12 months. Note learning plans are not required for children who are already registered (or who are registered by 31 […]
December 1, 2017

VHEAC Communique Nov 2017

October 20, 2017

2018 Vic Legal Requirements

The Regulations Roadshow explained the new requirements and a video and transcript of the inner city session is now available here In brief, the new requirements are: Learning Plans: Are only required with new registrations. Briefly describe how you intend to […]
October 20, 2017

VHEAC Communique Oct 2017