Higher Education and Careers

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!

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 educators. ‘What about […]
September 2, 2015

University without VCE

By Jim Batt Yes it is possible, although not easy, to get into university without completing (or even starting) VCE. I have spent only a very insignificant amount of my time in high school but still wished to further my […]
September 2, 2015

Studying through Open University

By Sharee Cordes I think it all started for us when Jayden became interested in linguistics. I was searching on the internet for some way to help him find out more about linguistics when I came across the Open Universities […]
September 2, 2015

Postcards from Alumni

This is an excerpt from Otherways issue 128. It features a sample of former home educated students and details the pathways they took to university and other further education. Alumni Postcards
September 2, 2015

Teens continuing home education

For families who have home educated through the primary school years, in many ways home educating a teenager is no different – you just keep on providing a stimulating educational environment and seeking out information and opportunities on topics that […]
September 2, 2015

Quitting school

Many people home educate teenagers so you won’t be alone. If they wish, teens leaving school can maintain school friendships in out-of-school hours; they also maintain or make friendships from sporting and hobby groups; and are made most welcome amongst […]
September 2, 2015

Home ed all the way

It is quite possible to home educate right through to university entrance without VCE but keep in mind that, in Victoria, home education at this level does not result in a recognised qualification and students are therefore ineligible for Youth […]
September 2, 2015

VCE & Alternatives

Note: HEN members have access to free advice on pathways to courses and careers. Join now VCE is not necessary for university entrance (see university entry) but if you do want to do VCE, you can enter a regular school […]
September 2, 2015

TAFE & Adult Education Providers

It is quite easy to get into TAFE or enrol in courses with various Adult Community Education providers. There are generally no formal prerequisites although students undergo a basic literacy and numeracy entrance test. Where prerequisites do exist TAFEs often […]