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About the department and the Home Education Unit (HEU)

What is DETE?

DETE stands for Department of Education, Training and Employment. The Home Education Unit (HEU) sits within a division of DETE.

Who grants registration for my child?

The Manager of the Home Education Unit is the delegate with the authority to issue registration for home education.

Who are the people at HEU?

There are seven staff members at the HEU. The manager, Barbara Barrett, and the five education advisors, Hanne Worsoe, Kathryn Scott, Judy Stewart, Susan Youles and Robyn Kerr are responsible for processing your applications and reports. Elaine Jones, the executive services officer, is responsible for administration.

What is the purpose of the HEU?

The HEU was set up to facilitate the registration process. The Unit processes applications and reports and offers educational advice in relation to the process. It also disseminates information to parents and investigates new avenues that may be developed to assist parents to register a child whom they choose to home educate.

Can I visit the HEU?

Yes. Parents can visit the Unit to discuss aspects of a child's registration with an education advisor. However, because of its Brisbane location, this is not a practical option for most families. It is essential to phone first to arrange an appointment time. Generally communications with the Unit are via post, email and phone.

How do I contact the HEU?

See Contact us for our details.

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