The Victorian Home Education Advisory Committee (VHEAC) provides guidance, information and feedback to the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA, the home education regulator) on the operation of the Regulations. This advice is used by DET and VRQA to inform the development and implementation of the home education guidelines, support materials and templates plus other non-regulatory matters as they arise.
Your VHEAC reps are fellow home educators and they strive to represent the whole home education community and ensure that the legal regime remains reasonable. VHEAC was due to end in mid 2019, but the impact and importance of this committee resulted in its continuation.
VHEAC includes up to seven home education representatives (including a disability rep). The following members of VHEAC currently represent the home education community:
- Mark Bachmann
- Ben Clark ben6clark (at) gmail (dot) com 0407 095 230
- Faye Coker firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pavlina McMaster email@example.com
- Susan Wight firstname.lastname@example.org 0408513556
VHEAC also includes home education academic, Dr Glenda Jackson. The disability advocate position is currently vacant.
There is a VHEAC secretariat within DET which can be contacted at email@example.com
VHEAC news and communiques are here.
There are current vacancies on VHEAC. An election will be conducted to fill these positions. Nominee blurbs are available here and voting opens on 2 August. Home educators will receive a voting link via email from the VRQA.