Roles and Responsibilities of the Council

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.

THEAC is made up of seven voluntary members, including a Chair and Deputy Chair.  All members are appointed by the Minister as a result of public expressions of interest.  At least half of THEAC must consist of people with experience in home education.

Find out more about THEAC Council members

Home Education Enquiries

Enquiries about applying for home education should be directed to the Office of the Education Registrar via email or phone 6165 5754.

Information about how to apply for home education is available on the Office of the Education Registrar’s website
Information includes

  • how to apply to become a Home Educator;
  • an application form;
  • an application and template for use to develop a Home Education Summary and Program (HESP); and
  • and information about the Requirements and Standards for Education Summary and Program (HESP).

Expression of Interest – Council Member Vacancy

Expression of Interest – Member, Tasmanian Home Education Advisory Council

The Minister for Education and Training is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Tasmanian Home Education Advisory Council. The vacancy is for a member with home education experience either current or past.

Persons wishing to submit an expression of interest should include details of relevant personal experience or skills in home education. Applicants are encouraged to provide a short statement addressing each of the following:

  • Background in home education, work experience and/or interests;
  • Experience in home education;
  • Statement of what you can offer as a THEAC member; and
  • Names and contact details of at least two referees.

Information about the home education process in Tasmania is available at with information about the Tasmanian Home Education Advisory Council available at Enquiries about the role may be directed to the THEAC Chair via email at

Expressions of interest close on 5pm, Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Minister for Education and Training
THEAC Appointment
C/- GPO Box 169, HOBART TAS 7001

Or via email at