In Tasmania, a child who is at least 5 years of age on 1 January in any year must be enrolled at school or provided with home education by a registered home educator.

Under the Education Act 2016, parents may exercise educational choice to register as home educators, thereby assuming responsibility for delivering education during their child’s compulsory years of schooling.

The registration of home education in Tasmania is managed by the Office of the Education Registrar.

If a family decides to home educate their child, home education may continue each year until that child turns 18 years of age.  At any stage, you may complete your home education registration and enrol your child in school.

After completing the equivalent of Year 10 in home education, which is the year in which a child turns 16 years of age, the registered home educator must advise the Registrar whether they intend to remain in home education or undertake an approved learning program.

For home educated students in the equivalent of grades 9 to 12, there are various options for education and training that can become a part of the home education program. Examples include Australian School-based Apprenticeships, work placement, and part-time study at TasTAFE or other registered training organisations.

Please contact registrar@oer.tas.gov.au for more information.