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Home education

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Your responsibilities

To register your child for home education, you will be required to:

  • apply for registration for your child, using the approved application for registration for home education form
  • continue to meet the standard conditions of registration, which include the submission of an annual report demonstrating the educational progress of your child.

Home Education Unit

The Home Education Unit (HEU) can assist you to understand your obligations in meeting the standard conditions of home education registration.

Preparing an application

If you wish to register your child for home education in Queensland, you must submit an application for registration for home education form and a summary of the educational program to be provided. There are no fees associated with the registration of a child for home education.

To apply for registration:

Registration

If all procedural requirements are met and the chief executive is satisfied the standard conditions of registration will be complied with, registration is granted and a certificate of registration is issued.

Reporting

For registration to remain current, you must continue to comply with the standard conditions of registration which include the submission of an annual report on your child's educational progress.

Senior Secondary

Your child may be registered for home education, and remain registered, until 31 December of the year they turn 17. The HEU provides additional information about home education during the Senior Phase of Learning.

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 Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for financial assistance because I am home educating my child?
How can I access further support relating to the home education of my child?

Parent associations or groups specifically related to home education may be active in your local community or online. Searching the internet and social media for 'Queensland home education associations' or 'Queensland home education support' may assist you.

You should always consider the individual needs of your child when planning for their home education, including the support and resources you choose to access.​​

Last updated 03 September 2021