Find alternatives to full time schooling

There are alternatives to full time schooling during the compulsory education period providing that the alternative is in the best interests of the child.

The most common alternative to full-time enrolment in a school is home schooling, however there are other common alternatives which may be approved.

If a child wishes to leave school before the end of year 10, parents or legal guardians must get approval from the Minister for Education and Training for an exemption from full-time schooling.

If a child wishes to leave school during years 11 and 12, parents or legal guardians must get approval from the Minister for Education and Training for a notice of arrangements.

Page reviewed 21 August 2018