Legally children in Australia between the ages of 6 to 15 need to be at school or homeschooled.
According to a recent NSW parliamentary enquiry, parents’ reasons for homeschooling include:
- philosophical (such as religion or educational philosophy),
- dissatisfaction with school,
- special needs,
Do parents get paid for homeschooling?
Do Homeschool Teachers Get Paid? Parents who choose to teach their own children at home are not paid, but some states offer tax credits or charter school stipends to homeschooling families.
What qualifications do you need to homeschool your child?
Parent Qualifications. The parent providing primary instruction should have at least a high school diploma or GED. Parents who have committed offenses that would disqualify them from teaching other people’s children should not be permitted to homeschool.
Do you get paid to homeschool in Australia?
There is no specific financial assistance to home educators in Australia and home educators are ineligible for the Education Maintenance Allowance. However, registered home education is recognised as a valid form of education and, as such, you may be eligible for a payment if you meet the other eligibility criteria.
Where do I start with homeschooling?
To get started homeschooling, you’ll need to:
- Review the homeschool laws for your state (or country).
- Understand parent qualifications for your area.
- Figure out your child’s learning style.
- Choose a homeschool learning method.
- Select curriculum or courses.
- Deschool your child (and yourself!).