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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. Homeschooling is legal in all Australian states and territories.
Regarding homeschoolers: Each state or territory government has a home school registration authority that seeks to register homeschooled children and to monitor their academic work. Home schoolers are required to register with their state or territorial education authority.
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. Families who participate in distance education operate at home in the same way as home schoolers, but have the support of teachers and educational resources associated with the school of distance education. Students who are enrolled in a school of distance education are not required to register with state government authorities, as the school of distance education is subjected to government scrutiny, not the family.
Number of Homeschoolers: Approximately 30,000 families-including both home school and schools of distance education. The Australian Christian College (Australia’s largest Christian school of distance education) has over 1,700 families, with 4,000 students ranging from Preschool to Year 12 in its home education programs.
Home Education Association
A book published in 2011 tells the stories of 40 Australian homeschoolers: Tales Out of School: Home Education Stories
Last Updated: November 15, 2012