Parents who choose to educate their child at home must first register their child with the VRQA.
Registration costs nothing and you only need to do it once.
If your initial submission is incomplete or has details missing, we will contact you to request more information. We will also give a due date for the requested information to be provided to us.
In most cases, applications will be assessed within 10 days. However, some applications may take up to 28 days to assess once we receive a complete application.
Once your child is registered, you will assume the overall responsibility for their education.
Victoria’s regulations give you a great deal of flexibility, as you do not have to follow any particular curriculum. It is up to you.
You do, however, need to provide regular and efficient instruction, which taken as a whole substantially addresses these eight learning areas:
- sciences (including physics, chemistry and biology)
- humanities and social sciences (including history, geography, economics, business, civics and citizenship)
- the arts
- health and physical education
- information and communication technology, and design and technology.
You will need to prepare a learning plan that addresses these learning areas as part of your application.
The regulations do not elaborate on what needs to be covered in each learning area. You get to decide what to include, so you can best reflect the individual needs of your child.
Up to 10 per cent of families are selected for review each year. We do this to make sure that the requirements of registration are being met.
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