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Home education

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Home Education Unit (HEU) review and Home Education Expert Group (HEEG)

An independent reviewer is conducting a stakeholder-informed review of Queensland’s approach to regulating home education through the Queensland HEU. The HEEG is being established to inform the review. Please visit the review page for information and updates on the HEU review and the HEEG.

New telephone system for HEU—Amazon Connect

The HEU has a new telephone system to help improve your call experience—you can still reach us at (07) 3513 6755 or 1800 677 176.

You can choose the best option to direct your call. You can also request a call back if our lines are busy.

Surrendering registration using the easy online form

You can surrender your child's registration for home education by using a simple online form. Find out more about surrendering registration on the registration page.

Home education research

Read about the findings of the home education market research and social media analysis below.

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 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.
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Contact us

 

Phone
(07) 3513 6755
1800 677 176

 
 
Street address
Education House
30 Mary Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
 
Postal address
PO Box 3710
SOUTH BRISBANE
BC QLD 4101

Home education research

In 2022, the Department of Education commissioned research to better understand the factors influencing families' decisions about home education. Of the 6,016 parents registered for home education that were surveyed, 565 parents responded. A social media analysis to identify the key themes and engagement topics posted was also undertaken.

Please see the research insight report and social media insight report for more information.

Community support groups

The Home Education Association Inc. Australia (HEA)

The HEA is a national not-for-profit, incorporated membership association serving Australian home educated children and young people since 2001. Its mission is to promote and support the practice of home education across Australia and to advance educational equity for members. Contact the HEA Support Helpline weekdays on 1300 729 991 or by email at heaqsupport@hea.edu.au.

Useful links

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Last updated 03 July 2024