The Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 allows parents to choose to educate their children at home. There are 2 types of registration that parents can choose from:
- registration – a long term registration, including program and reporting requirements
- provisional registration – a short-term, 60-day registration.
To be home educated, a child must be registered by the Chief Executive, Department of Education through the department’s Home Education Unit (HEU).
To be eligible for registration for home education, a child must:
- be at least 5 years and 6 months old and less than 18 years old on 31 December in the year the child’s registration takes effect
- not be enrolled in a school.