As per the regulations of each student’s visa and the National Code all students enrolled with ASC International are required to have a local carer and welfare holder. The following options are available:
If you live with a parent or a legal guardian while you are under the age of 18, they provide accommodation, support and welfare for you. You should also indicate this on your student visa application form.
If your parent or legal guardian is initially not living in Australia, you can also bring them to Australia. They can apply for a Student Guardian visa. For More information on how to obtain this please visit http://www.border.gov.au/
Where you nominate a parent or legal guardian, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and not ASC International is responsible for approving this arrangement.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection considers the following relatives as appropriate carers:
Your parent or legal guardian will need to give their permission for this arrangement on your visa application form and your relative must be nominated through the form Nomination of a student guardian from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website.
All relatives must be aged over 21 and eligible to stay in Australia until you turn 18 or your visa expires. They must also be of good character by providing a valid police clearance.
If your relative is initially not living in Australia, you can also bring them to Australia. Or your relative must make an application to the DIBP for an appropriate visa. They can apply for a Student Guardian visa. For More information on how to obtain this please visit http://www.border.gov.au/
Where you nominate a close relative, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and not ASC International is responsible for approving this arrangement.
Parent nominated hosts must register with AHN and demonstrate a long-standing relationship with the family.
Each family member in the home over 18 years of age is required to obtain Working with Children and Police Criminal Screening Checks prior to placement.
This process may take between 3 – 12 weeks and a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter cannot be issued until the parent nominated host’s registration is finalised.
The host family must apply at with our accredited homestay organisation.
Student and Parents Must complete the Parent Nominated Homestay Host Application
IMPORTANT - Students who have been issued with a CAAW are required to advise ASC International of their holiday arrangements each term by completing the Request to Vary Welfare Arrangement Form
Special Options for Students Over the Age of 18
Special arrangements have been made for international students over the age of 18 to also have the following accommodation options:
1. Homeshare or No Meals Homestay Option - this includes the ability for a student to live within an accredited homestay or homeshare arrangement that has been appropriately screened and managed by one of our approved accommodation providers. Student may have the ability to cook their own meals and live in a semi-independent environment, whilst still ensuring the appropriate welfare and safety arrangements are in place to provide for a comfortable environment.
2. Year 12 or WAUFP students over the age of 18 have the option of applying to stay in St George’s College, a residential college associated with the University of Western Australia. ASC International can assist students with applications to St George’s College.