Resources for families of children with additional needs

Developing an appropriate learning plan

You should develop your child's learning plan at a level that is appropriate for their individual needs. 

We do not assess learning plans against any curriculum or require that it meets any age or year level equivelant benchmark. Any contextual information you provide will be considered as part of our assessment.

We may grant an exemption from a learning area if we are satisfied that it would be unreasonable to require instruction in that learning area.

For example, if your child requires a specific focus on developing literacy skills, you may choose to apply for an exemption in other areas. For more information, see:

Specialist supports can form part of your learning plan.

We have worked with the home education community to develop a range of learning plan templates and samples. Many of the samples show how to develop a plan for children with a range of needs. To access them, see:

If you would like to discuss developing a learning plan for the specific needs of your child, please contact the home education team:

Disability support services

Financial support

Centrelink provides advice and financial support for Australian families. The VRQA does not provide financial support to home schooling families. ​

Social support groups