From the start of 2015 home educators are required to comply with the new West Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.
The Arts, Languages, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Health and Physical Education and Technologies will continue to use the Curriculum Framework until such time as they are included in the WA Curriculum Assessment Outline.
HEWA has received a response from the Education Department in regard to the level of compliance required for Home Educators. The Authority referred to below is the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (previously WA Curriculum Council).
“The Authority has advised that all educational programs, whether they are delivered in school or through a home education program, must reflect the Outline’s general capabilities, and the content and achievement standards.”
“Of course, moderators will continue to be flexible to cater for the different approaches of home educators and use their professional judgement when they come to evaluating home education programs according to the Outline.”
Therefore, from 2015 those families who are currently home educating will need to use one of the approved curriculum below for Maths, English, Science and History.