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Home Education Association, Inc. 

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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.

About HEA

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. Join 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.

PillarsIn 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


Committee members and their portfolios are located under the "About HEA" tab at the top.

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