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Australian Capital Territory Homeschooling

Associations & Support Groups

Christian Home Education Canberra
An ecumenical Christian support network for home educators in Canberra and surrounding areas. CHEC provides opportunities to meet informally for social outings, as well as to organize learning opportunities through excursions etc. A quarterly newsletter is published for members.

Home Education Network Canberra & Southern Tablelands
ACT. A network of home educating families from Canberra, Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood and the surrounding areas. HENCAST has a bi-monthly newsletter with a variety of activities (for various ages) usually held on a weekly basis.


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Legal Information

Education Act 2004
The Act recognizes that all children have a right to receive a high-quality education that provides a foundation for our democratic society. Home education is an option for parents in the ACT.

Should you decide to home educate your children you must apply for provisional registration for each child. Provisional registration lasts for six months and provides parents with the opportunity to commence a home education program. It is the precursor to registration.

Questions and answers about home education in the ACT
Can my child attend school part-time? Are there any fees or charges for home education? How much freedom do I have in conducting the home education? How will my privacy be respected? Does my child have access to benchmark testing? How do I cancel home education?

Registration for Home Education in the ACT Manual
Available at the bottom of the page in WORD format.


ACT Schools Sports Council
On presentation of the current home education certificate, home educated children are able to obtain affiliation with the ACT Primary Schools Sports Association or the ACT Secondary Schools Sports Association for a nominal annual fee. This entitles children to participate in a range of sporting events planned for ACT school children at the zone, region and ACT representative level.

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy
Home educators are eligible to nominate their child every second year. As a guide, most children in year 3 have their 9th birthday, in year 5 their 11th birthday, in year 7 their 13th birthday and they turn 15 years of age in year 9. It is recognized that there are children younger and older than their age cohort in each educational level.

More Australian Homeschool Resources

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