From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Purpose of this policy
To ensure that all children have access to high quality education.
Principals should advise parents/guardians proposing to home school their child:
- of the home schooling requirements under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006
- that they can request partial enrolment at a school for their child for specific activities
- that they must apply to the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) for registration.
Home schooling parents/guardians assume overall responsibility for their child’s educational program.
Note: Parents have the right to choose an appropriate education for their children.
This table describes the forms that home schooling may and may not take.
||Take the form of |
- a broad spectrum of styles, ranging from informal learning approaches to formal curriculum programs.
- a parent or both parents instructing their child
- groups of home schooling families coming together for social activities with an educational purpose
- attending excursions and playing sport
- a tutor being employed by the parent in specialised learning areas.
||a 'quasi' school arrangement where an instructor or teacher is employed to instruct a group of students: |
In this situation normal school registration processes apply.
- in the eight nationally-recognised key learning areas
- away from the home base
- during normal school hours.
Parents/guardians apply to the VRQA for registration by:
- providing evidence of date of birth
- attesting that:
- the child will receive regular, high quality instruction in the eight learning areas in Schedule 1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006
- learning will be consistent with the principles of Australian democracy.
For full details about home school and partial enrolment see: Home schooling.
- Education and Training Reform Act 2006