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Exemption Certificate


The Education Act 2004 (the Act) requires parents of children living in the ACT of compulsory education age (6-17 years) to be enrolled with an education provider or be registered for home education. If a child has completed year 10, they may elect to participate in an approved work-related training or employment alternative.

The Directorate recognises that there are circumstances where it may not be appropriate to require a child to be enrolled with an education provider or be registered for Home Education, or to meet the full-time attendance requirements of the Act.

To cater for exceptional circumstances, the Director-General has the authority to issue an Exemption Certificate, exempting the child and parent from the enrolment and/or attendance obligations of the Act.

To obtain a copy of the Exemption Certificate Application Form or for more information please email ExemptionCertificates@act.gov.au or call (02) 6205 3695.