If you wish to register your child for home education in Queensland, you must submit an
Application for registration for home education (DOC, 216KB) form. The form provides details of the supporting documentation required to satisfy the procedural requirements under section 208 of the
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (the 'Act'). The required documentation includes (but may not be limited to):
- evidence your child is eligible for registration for home education and you, as the applicant, are a parent of the child (usually this is satisfied by a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate)
- a summary of the educational program to be used
- a certified copy of the Statutory Declaration included in the application form.
Planning an educational program
If you choose to home educate, you will need to develop an educational program for your child. The initial ideas for planning your child's home education program will come from your own observations of your child and the goals you have for them. If available, past report cards and feedback from class teachers may also be helpful to you.
When documenting a learning program, you are encouraged to choose your own approach or style and to tailor your teaching style to the individual needs of your child. Time invested by you in the early stages of developing a detailed and meaningful plan, will help you to address the registration requirements and importantly, provide you with direction for the learning year ahead.
The Home Education Unit (HEU) offers general information about planning a program and provides templates and completed examples for reference.
The resourcing ideas and planning formats provided by the HEU may assist you in developing your program.
No one way is preferable and you may choose to develop your own format. The templates have a similar beginning around the setting of goals and then move into a different style of presentation.
None of the presented material is intended to form a recommended program and should not be copied as your child's program. They contain ideas only and reference to a wide variety of information is recommended.
Frequently asked questions
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