Legal

November 13, 2017

Should you look at the Victorian Curriculum?

By Bekah Carman In Victoria we are required to provide “regular and efficient instruction that taken as a whole, substantially addresses the [8 key] learning areas”.  These learning areas, which we call the KLAs, are English, Maths, Science, Technology, Languages […]
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

 
October 2, 2017

2nd VHEAC Communique

September 12, 2017

VHEAC Communique Aug 2017

August 23, 2017

Regulations campaign wrapup

HEN has a long and proud history of standing up for home educators rights. With new Education Regulations developed, HEN’s lobbying resulted in a disallowance motion being put in the Legislative Council on 23/8. Unfortunately, the vote was 20:20 so the motion […]
July 1, 2017

Privacy Breach Report

The report with findings of the Independent Inquiry into the Privacy Breach around submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review is now available with DET’s statement available here.
October 28, 2015

Legal info state by state

Home education is legal in every state and territory of Australia but the details and requirements vary. For details of the legal situation in your state see our Legal page
August 28, 2015

Should I register? (Victoria)

This information has been updated from an article written for Otherways magazine by a home educating lawyer in 2006 when registration became a legal requirement in Victoria. Note that a penalty unit is $155.46 (2016/17) and increases annually.  Why register? […]
August 28, 2015

What Happens if I Don’t Register? (Victoria)

Despite the fact that registration is required by law, some home educators decide not to register. HEN surveys consistently indicate 93% of Victorian home educators are registered, this appears to be a higher compliance rate than other states. The following […]