Transition

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 […]
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 […]
September 2, 2017

Work Experience

Home ed kids can undertake work experience – in Victoria you or your parent just need to approach an employer and set it up with them. In other states, your homeschool inspector, moderator or authorised person may be able to […]
May 19, 2016

The Journey of My Two Free Spirits

By Marie Cosgrove I’ve always valued being different but now my girls say they just want to be ‘normal’… My home ed journey began long before I had children. I was first introduced to the idea by my sister–in-law, who […]
September 2, 2015

Quit School and Get a Good Education

By Lyn Saint It can be done If you have found your way to this article, chances are you are having an unhappy time at school. Maybe you are being bullied, or are bored out of your mind or are […]
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

Adults, can’t you see

Teenage Suicide and Compulsory Schooling By Lyn Saint Adults, can’t you see it? You’re killing all the kids, Don’t you realize that in your papers We’re not just statistics. Each headline is a tombstone Erected to the dead. And one […]
September 2, 2015

Turning 16 & Youth Allowance

If parents are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A, it normally ceases when a child turns 16. At that point, school students are moved to the Youth Allowance (YA). In some states, the same applies to home educated students. […]