Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Home Education Association Inc.

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 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 was formed in April 2001. HEA 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 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 HEA membership fees go towards:Event Organiser Insurance with Public LiabilityStudent Work Experience InsuranceHelp with government registration processesA websitePhone and email answering service.Student I.D. cardsLifting the profile of home education.Promotional material.Aides for support groups to run introductory evenings 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.News items and articles relevant to home schoolers.Production of various products and resources.Financial sponsoring of home education events and activities.Helping to resource Educational subscription discounts.HEA has thousands of Australian home educators which form the membership base. We invite all Australian home educators to join with us. We encourage and support all forms of home education. Amongst our membership we have families who use all different types of learning. We encourage and promote the freedom of choice for our members to choose their individual style of home education.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 20

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 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

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