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Host Guidelines

Host Guidelines

Make a difference in student’s lives

A memorable experience can lead to lifelong friendship

You should become part of our homestay families because:

  • Through homestay you can create a memorable experience that lead to lifelong friendship
  • It is rewarding to make a difference in students’ lives while earning extra income
  • It is a good opportunity for you and family member(s) to learn about other language and cultures
  • We build community within our Hosts through social events
  • Our friendly and approachable team is always ready to assist and support you

Parent Nominated Homestay

How to apply?
  • We accept Parent Nominated Homestay only if you submitted the request through the institution where the student is going to study
  • Parent(s) of the student must complete a Parent Nominated form. Allow up to 4 weeks for the process to be completed.
  • Nominated family must complete the standard homestay application form at our website: www.globalexperience.com.au.
  • We charge an annual parent nominated fee (refer to the price list) and once the payment is received, our host coordinator is going to visit the nominated host and conduct the standard homestay interview (house inspection, WWCC clearance, public liability insurance, etc.) to ensure the nominated host has met the minimum homestay arrangements.
  • Once the nominated host is approved, Global experience will send the report to the institution and cc the agent.
  • Please note that the nominated fee is non-refundable once the screening process begins or in the case when the nominated homestay is rejected.

Caregiving Service

We offer two different types of caregiving service:

  • If approved by the institution, student can request for their homestay family to become their carer.
  • Alternatively, student can request an external carer to look after their wellbeing until they turn 18 years of age.

Carer’s responsibilities

To obtain a student visa, Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection requires unaccompanied international students under 18 years of age to have a local caregiver. This is to ensure the student has a caring and supportive environment where they can get the most out of their education experience in Australia.

The department requires proof that suitable caregiver arrangements are in place before it issues a student visa.

In choosing a suitable caregiver, Global experience will act to protect the interests of the student in compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007. The homestay host may be approached by Global experience to be the student’s caregiver.

Please click here to view your responsibilities as a carer.