Homeschool Registration in QLD
Homeschooling is legal in QLD. Children aged 6.5-16 must be registered with the Home Education Unit (HEU). Children can be registered from 5.5 years of age and can remain registered until 31 December of the year they turn 17.
Within QLD parents of children registered for home education who are age equivalent to Years 7 to 12 are eligible for the annual Textbook and Resource Allowance if it was not previously paid to a school due to a child's earlier enrolment in the year.
How to Prepare your QLD Registration Document
1. Prepare your Education Plan
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Simply Homeschool offers support to write your Education Plan. This Registration Document can be purchased by members in our Resource Shop. You can join now with a Free Trial if you would like to explore this option.
Or you can create this yourself...
If you are writing your Education Plan choose the format of your plan from the HEU templates for home education plans. You are not required to use these templates, but even if you don’t use them, they can help you to get a feel for what information HEU want to see.
We find the Thematic Program Template fits most Easily with your Simply Homeschool Learning Plan. The goal directed template is also quite good. You can download these here:
HEU are most interested in hearing that you know your child’s needs and learning style and can adapt their learning program to meet their needs. If you are not aware of the different learning styles, you can find out more and identify your own child’s learning style here.
If you choose the Thematic Template, we find it works well to use each Simply Homeschool core that you have chosen as a thematic unit study, then fill out the details requested by the form for each core. If you are not using Simply Homeschool, choose unit studies that will interest your child, and plan learning activities that will fulfil curriculum requirements. The learning activities that you plan can include documentaries, online research, writing tasks, visits to museums, shows and other cultural activities.
HEU like to know how you will monitor your child’s progress. They like to see that there will be written work samples to submit when it comes time for reporting. They like to see that your child is progressing in particular skill sets. We have more information about Record-Keeping in our Help & Support section for Simply Homeschool Members.
2. Submit your application online
HEU (Home Education Unit – Education Queensland) prefer to receive applications online. You can find the Online Application Form on the HEU website
IF YOU NEED TO REMOVE YOUR CHILD FROM SCHOOL URGENTLY you can apply for provisional registration. This will mean two applications, but it also means that you can remove your child from school before your education plan is ready. You then have 60 days to submit your annual education plan. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information about this option.