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home school Registration Timetable

It can take upto 3 months for approval of homeschool registration in QLD

 There is no home visits required for registration by the education department, everything is mostly done online via email


Parent submits application form to home education department  - (the Home Education Application Form for initial registration )- along with learning plan/ required documents

via online/ email, You can  advise your childs current  school of your intention to apply for (provisional) registration for home education and to end your child's enrolment,- you do not need your schools permission.

Usually within a week

After submission of the application for registration,you will be granted provisional registration. A notice of the provisional registration is emailed to you - you should start teaching your child at home following your learning plan by this time.



By 3 months

The chief executive has 90 days to make a decision on the application you have sent and the decision time frame may be influenced by the material provided with the application in regards to procedural and other requirements.It is recommended you check your emails throughout the process , incase you need to provide more information.


If your application is approved you will be issued a certificate for home schooling registration via email, this last 12 months and is on going, but you are required to send a report every 12 months, if your registration was not granted you will be sent an information notice ,you will have a right to request a review of the decision

Every 12 months

In queensland you are required to report your childs educational process,work samples and next years learning plan ect to the education department,every 12 months. You will be issued with a report pack,that explains the process usually within the first 6 months of registration


Also note :

If your child needs to be removed from school ASAP,you can apply for provisional registration under section 207 of the Act.  You will be granted an immediate 60-day period of registration only,you are not required to send documents ect,at the end of the 60 days it will expire If you wish to continue home-schooling after the 60-day period, you will still need to follow the registration process outlined above.This is a great option if you haven't written a learning plan yet.To do this you must send in a written letter to the education department asking for provisional registration

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