Home education: the year so far

The VRQA has been busy, and so have you! We’re paying close attention to how we’re tracking following the January 2018 regulatory changes.

These snapshots provide insight into our activity in home education from 1 January – 31 March 2018.

Registrations237 total applied, 92 initially incomplete, 204 home schooling registrations, 2 refused, 31 pending, 5 days on average to notify

At 31 March 2018 we had received 237 registration applications, 31 of which we were still assessing. We have since assessed each of these applications.

Examples of the 92 initially incomplete applications included missing birth certificates, errors on the registration form, or learning plans with insufficient detail. In the majority of cases, the issue was rectified.

We notified each applicant of whether their application was complete or incomplete within five days on average.

Learning area exemptions
32 learning area exemption applications, 3 withdrawn, 29 granted

Parents provided a variety of reasons for learning area exemption applications including:

  • child’s special needs
  • irrelevance of a learning area for the child’s study or career goals
  • parental ability to address the relevant learning area.
Parents can apply for a learning area exemption at any time. For more information regarding exemptions see:

357 families selected for review

In March we randomly selected and notified 10 per cent of families to participate in the 2018 review program. We have commenced and completed a number of reviews, and are working hard to notify families of their review outcome as soon as possible. 

For more information about the review process, see:

To download the full home schooling quarterly report, see: