Question on notice 11030: Home Schooling Regulations

What research has the Department undertaken regarding the further study and employment outcomes of home schooled children?
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:45am
Speaker:
Sue Pennicuik

MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Training and Skills (for the Minister for Education): Under the proposed changes to the Victorian Education and Training Reform Regulations —
(1) what is the rationale for requiring children to attend a mainstream school while awaiting home school approval;
(2) what research has the Department undertaken regarding the further study and employment outcomes of home schooled children;
(3) will the Department be commissioning further research into the further study and employment outcomes of home schooled children;
(4) what will be required to be included in the proposed home schooling plans;
(5) will the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) be provided with additional resources to oversee home schooling plans and reviews; and
(6) what procedures will apply for parents of home schooled children to appeal decisions from VRQA.