Appealing a decision or proposed decision—internal review
The VRQA makes decisions about the registration of Victorian children for home schooling. If you are not satisfied with the VRQA's decision to refuse your application for registration or a proposed decision to cancel your child's registration, you can appeal the decision by requesting an internal review by the VRQA subcommittee.
If you wish to appeal a decision, apply using the application form below. You must apply within 28 days from the date you are notified of the VRQA's decision or proposed decision.
An internal review can take up to 28 days.
Before applying, read the Home Schooling Internal Review Policy.
To download the policy and application form, see:
Appealing a decision—external review
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of an internal review or a decision made by the VRQA, you can apply to have the decision reviewed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
VCAT can review some decisions made by the VRQA such as a decision not to grant home schooling registration or a decision to cancel a home schooling registration.
A request for a VCAT review must be made within 28 days from the date you are notified of the VRQA's decision.
VCAT cannot review a proposed VRQA decision to cancel a home schooling registration. Proposed decisions are appealed through the internal review process outlined above.
For information about applying to VCAT, see:
Making a complaint
You can make a complaint to us:
- if you are concerned that a parent is not meeting the requirements for home schooling registration, or
- about the VRQA, its employees or its authorised officers.
For more information about our complaints process, see: