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DEC CertificateOz Homestay is proud to be a fully certified Homestay Provider for NSW Government Schools and the NSW Department of Education. » View DEC Certificate as a PDF
HOMESTAY HOST INSURANCE +Oz Homestay requires all Hosts to provide proof that you have home contents and public liability insurance to cover students residing in your home. For Homestay insurance we suggest you contact HomestayHost Insurance-Plus. The policy provides protection should you become legally liable to pay as a result of a claim… Read More
Homestay Students Vs Airbnb +There are welfare rules and regulations that apply specifically to hosting students under 18. One of the homestay requirements is that ALL adults residing in the house must have current working with children check clearances while hosting minors. Therefore, Hosts with students under 18 should always check with Homestay agencies… Read More
Information on renewing Working With Children Check WWC for Hosts +The Working with Children Check lasts for five years, so renewals have commenced from March 2018 for those who first applied in 2013. If your contact details are up to date, you will receive a notification from the Office of the Children’s Guardian when it is time for you to… Read More
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. Before… Read More
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… Read More