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2020 Special Notice

Oz Homestay is continuing to provide support and training during the COVID-19 outbreak. ​We are working to ensure we can continue to deliver high-quality care and relevant information to our students and homestay families, our staff and partner institutions. As of 1st October 2020 we have adopted the following approaches:

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Work Permission for High School Students

Work Permission for High School Students
There seems to be an increasing concern from hosts, and also schools, that many students are working, often for ‘cash jobs.’ The students therefore are working illegally and could face the possibility of having their visas cancelled if caught by the Department of Home Affairs.

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Student Road and Fire Safety Tips

Road Safety – Look out Before you Step Out

It’s easy to become complacent about road safety, especially on walks that are familiar to us. Taking risks and not being mindful of road safety can have serious consequences, which sadly has happened to some of our students in the past.

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Easter Long Weekend and Upcoming Holidays

    Easter is fast approaching and you may get students wanting to go away over the long weekend of during the school holidays shortly after. Please remember that students under the age of 18 are not permitted to travel without their carer (host) or their natural parents. If they wish to travel with their natural parents, they still need to obtain permission from the Department of Education – by providing flight itineraries, letters and copies of visas.

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Opal Cards for High School students

It seems that with the changeover from paper tickets to opal cards, there has been some confusion as to what exactly the students are eligible for and the best way for them to purchase tickets and get the discounted travel. There are two types of Opal Cards for High School students, which does make things more confusing.

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