The Tasmanian Home Education Advisory Council (THEAC) was established in 1993 to advise the Minister for Education and the general public on matters to do with home education and to register and monitor individual home education programs. The roles and responsibilities of THEAC have changed under the Education Act 2016.
Under the current legislation, THEAC is responsible for:
- Providing advice to the Registrar in relation to applications for approval of a home education program;
- Providing the Minister and the Registrar with advice in relation to home education generally;
- THEAC still provides a reference point for queries, responds to community concerns and maintains liaison with other agencies about home education.
Further information about the Council may be found at www.theac.tas.gov.au.