Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Home Education Association Inc.

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Other education
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
What is the HEA?The HEA is an incorporated association that supports and provides services for Australian home educators. The HEA is run by a committee of home educators that voluntarily come together to provide direction for the association. Home education is an option for the education of children and is legally endorsed by the governments in all states of Australia. It involves the parents taking responsibility to guide their children through a course of study at home. This is being achieved with great success by parents from a variety of backgrounds and educational levels, and without special training.The HEA is non-profit volunteer association that aims to encourage and promote the practice of home educating in Australia and to provide members with benefits which would be difficult to obtain by individuals or smaller groups, such as work experience insurance, online education discounts, and government lobbying.The broader objectives of the HEA are:To uphold the principle that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children.To promote a broader awareness of home education and its benefits throughout Australia.To promote and encourage the development of home education networks.To provide services and resources to home education networks and individual home educators.To endeavour to procure any rights, privileges, concessions or benefits relating to home education for home educators and their families.To maintain a respect for the diversity of philosophies and methods used by home educators.To obtain discounts and benefits for our members.To fund insurance cover for event organisers and work experience students.To support home education events and activities We achieved this by providing:Event Organiser Insurance with Public LiabilityStudent Work Experience InsuranceHelp with government registration processesA websitePhone and email answering service.Student I.D. cardsPromotion of profile of home education.Promotional and educational material.Assistance and resources for support groups to run introductory evenings and training sessions in local areas.Newsletters for HEA membersCommunication across state borders on issues relevant to all home schoolers. The HEA website lists support groups and contacts by state, and hosts discussion forums.Distribution of news items and articles relevant to home schoolers.Production of various products and resources to assist those getting started with home education.Financial sponsoring of home education events and activities.Educational subscription discounts.Support (financial and advisory) for home educators in extraordinary or difficult circumstances. Liaison with government registration bodies and distribution of information that may assist home educators to meet their requirements.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 20
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Donations and bequests
Government grants
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate