|HOME SCHOOLING / INTERNATIONAL|
Australia: Number of Home Educated Students Grows by Healthy 8%
New Figures Show Rates of Children being Homeschooled Doubles
Interview with Australian Homeschool Grads
More Families Join Homeschooling Boom
Wildcats Boss Favors Homeschooling
Australia: Homeschooling Parents Seek to Qualify for Tax Refunds
Bullied Kids Get Homeschooled
Australian Homeschool Grad to Address the United Nations
Australia: Changing the World One Family at a Time
The Homeschool of Life
Australia: Homeschooling After Three Decades
Homeschooling Expands “Down Under”
Homeschooling: Don't 'Fix' What Isn't Broken
Homeschoolers in Uproar About New Restrictive Education Act
Australia Has Its Own Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Update on Home Education in Australia
Across the States of Australia
Australian Christian Academy Supports Homeschooling
Compulsory Attendance Ages: 6-15
Legal Status: In Australia there are six states and two territories, each having its own Education Act. The Commonwealth Government also has its own legislative requirements.
Regarding homeschoolers: All state governments seek to register homeschooled children and to monitor their academic work.
Regarding schools of distance education: All states have government schools of distance education. The states of Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia have non-government schools of distance education.
Number of Homeschoolers: (Both home school and schools of distance education) This figure is difficult to determine as not all homeschooled children are registered with their state educational authority. There are approximately 20,000 home educating families. The Australian Christian College (formerly the Australian Christian Academy) has over 1,700 families, with 4,000 students ranging from Preschool to Year 12 in its home education programs.
Terry Harding, Christian Education Ministries
Home Education Association
A book published in 2011 tells the stories of 40 Australian homeschoolers: Tales Out of School: Home Education Stories