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.

To contact the Chair or other Council members  THEAC, please email

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).


FAQs – Home Education – 2018

Examples of Home Education Summary and Program (HESPs)

Example HESP – Primary

Example HESP – Secondary

Example HESP – Diverse Learning Needs

The Council recently held HESP writing forums across the State and below is the link to the presentation:

THEAC HESP Presentation – June 2018 Forums