Homeschooling in Australia – What You Need To Know

Homeschooling in Australia has a long tradition and is legal in all states and territories. As a solution for families residing in remote locations, for parents and guardians looking for flexible education, or for those who simply do not fit with mainstream education, it is a brilliant solution.  Homeschooling in Australia has become increasingly popular in recent times, providing a new way of learning for students, and new possibilities for parents and guardians. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst, at first forcing us into new ways of operating, and then demonstrating the benefits of home education for some children. With work and family life becoming increasingly flexible, it is no surprise that registrations have increased nearly 20% across all states and territories. 

Homeschooling can be a daunting prospect to consider, but taking a methodical approach and gaining a thorough understanding of the requirements will give you the confidence to try homeschooling and to see how you can design a curriculum and content plan that suits your family’s needs.

Registering for Homeschooling with the Department of Education 

Each state has slightly different requirements for applying to homeschool. Distance education is considered a regular enrolment and is not subject to the homeschooling application process. It is worth investigating the different requirements for each state as they do differ slightly, although there are common requirements such as the need to be enrolled from the age of six to 15, and for applicants to have a fixed address. 

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Curriculum requirements for Homeschooling in Australia 

There are no requirements to link your programme of learning to the Australian Curriculum but this is a good place to start and will ensure you are providing not only a balanced learning experience, but will also assist with your application assessment. A starting point for key subjects to cover are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (including physics, chemistry and biology)
  • Humanities and social sciences (including history, geography, economics, business, civics and citizenship)
  • The Arts
  • Languages
  • Health and physical education
  • Information and communication technology, and design and technology.

At first impression, this can seem daunting, but gaining an understanding of the support materials available, and ensuring you take a methodical approach to the application process can greatly assist with navigating the application for homeschool registration. 

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Why Use EP to Homeschool?

EP is adjustable for every style of homeschooling. It’s built to enhance your ability as a home educator and offer your child both structured and flexible methods of learning. The platform allows you to adapt for individual strengths and weaknesses so every learner feels supported.

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Create your own courses
Follow our pre built outlines
Unschool your learner with our interest led functionality
Join over 1500 other homeschoolers!

Why Use EP to Homeschool?

EP is adjustable for every style of homeschooling. It’s built to enhance your ability as a home educator and offer your child both structured and flexible methods of learning. The platform allows you to adapt for individual strengths and weaknesses so every learner feels supported.

You can:
Create your own courses
Follow our pre built outlines
Unschool your learner with our interest led functionality
Join over 1500 other homeschoolers!