Welcome! I am so glad you’ve joined us. We are a not-for-profit volunteer run association; home educating parents and carers coming together to support each other.
Together, we have a voice to advocate for fair regulations to ensure that homeschooling stays legal and accessible across Australia. Together, we are able to access educational products and subscriptions that alone we would not be able to access. Together, we have purchased insurance for organisers of events and excursions in local communities, as well as insurance for work experience students.
I encourage you to make the most of your member benefits, and to get involved in your Association by volunteering.
We’re better together, so thanks for joining.
Karen Chegwidden, HEA President 2019
About Home Education
Home education involves parents and caregivers taking direct responsibility for the education of their child or children. Home education, also known as home schooling, is a legal option that embraces a wide variety of educational philosophies. People from a variety of backgrounds and educational levels are successfully home educating children of all ages.
The HEA is a national not-for-profit, incorporated membership association serving Australian homeschoolers since 2001, when it was established by Colleen and Philip Strange. The HEA is run by a committee voluntarily coming together to lead the association. You have joined many hundreds of Australians as a member of HEA.
The mission of the HEA is to promote and support the practice of home education across Australia and to advance educational equity for members.
In order to achieve our mission, HEA will:
Increase profile of and confidence in home education
Advocate in the interests of home education
Co-ordinate and run events and conferences
Provide and facilitate service offerings
Foster networks and support groups and train volunteers
Connect to organisations and suppliers in the sector
Govern and manage the association well
Voting Rights - see Constitution & Policies
Become an HEA Volunteer, many & varied opportunities!
Nominate to be on Committee/State Chapter
Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance to Organise Events
Student Work Experience Volunteer Accident cover insurance
Student ID cards
Google Education’s G-Suite, with a free hea.edu.au email address, plus Google Classroom access
Student software discounts
Quarterly pdf Magazine 2020
Free StoryBox Library and WorldBook subscriptions
Educational Online Subscription Discounts
Registration Support • Advocacy with Regulators
Phone Support Helpline
Events and Conferences 2020