What is a Homestay ?
International students come to Australia to learn English and live in a Safe environment. Always remember, they are your Guest ?
Under the conditions set by Homestay Australia PL a Homestay usually consists of the following combinations.
To be classified as a Homestay Host, your home can only accept a maximum of three students at any one time (Over 18 years) and two students (If Under 18 years)
Rooming Houses or Boarding Houses are not a part of the Homestay program.
You must also reside in the same home as the students. Separate dwellings do not qualify unless they are located on the same block as your home. i.e. a bungalow
The Homestay should provide a clean, tidy, safe and friendly environment, with reasonable access to public transport. Unless otherwise requested, the Homestay must provide a single room with access to a study area, either in the room or elsewhere in the home.
The Homestay family must provide supervision appropriate to the age and maturity of the student and their familiarity with life in Australia. This supervision includes out-of-school hours, study and pastoral care.
The accommodation and facilities provided by the Homestay must meet Homestay Australia PL requirements for a safe and secure environment and any changes must be notified to Homestay Australia PL.
No student will be placed with a Homestay until it has been inspected and approved, and the Working With Children Card or Check, Police Check or Blue Card has been provided.
Any Homestay family ‘rules’ must be explained to the student as soon as possible after arrival. The Homestay specific rules must be vetted by Homestay Australia PL.
The host family will inform Homestay Australia PL of any aspects of a student’s behavior and /or attitude which may impact on their studies and/or their stay in Australia.
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