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- Oz Homestay will find the host family that best matches any special requirements that you have.
- The host family will provide you with a furnished room, including one bed, a study desk and lamp, clothes hanging space and heating (if necessary).
- All linen (sheets and towels etc) will be provided and washed regularly.
- Breakfast and dinner 7 days per week, lunches on weekends.
- Access to the common areas of the home will be given.
- The homestay family will be located within 40 minutes travel time to your study location (all transport is subject to peak hour delays).
- Homestay does not include internet, printing, computers, telephone costs, weekday lunches and other personal items.
For more details, please refer to Standard of Homestay Requirements.
All International students under the age of 18 years old must, by Australian Law, have a carer whilst they are in Australia. Various institutions have their own additional requirements in relation to welfare arrangements for students under 18, but for general welfare arrangements please visit the Carer Responsibilities page.
All Oz Homestay families acting as carers have a current Working with Children clearance check.
Oz Homestay drivers will meet you at Sydney Airport and transport you to your homestay family. All of our drivers are professional, holding the appropriate licence and insurances required for transferring passengers. Those drivers transferring students under the age of 18 hold current Working with Children clearances.
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Oz 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
NSW Fair Trading
The NSW State Government has set up an initiative to improve international students’ experiences of studying, working and living in NSW.
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2016 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
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… Read More
Australia is 3rd preferred study destination for Chinese students +Whilst we are lucky to have students of all ages coming from a number of different countries throughout the world, the vast majority of our students are aged between 14-17 from China. These students are coming with the intention of learning English, completing high school and then attending University in… Read More
NSW DEC Homestay Survey Results +The 2012 International Student Survey found that 87 per cent of international students in Australia were satisfied or very satisfied with their study and living experience here, up from 86 per cent in 2010. More than 90 per cent of over 50,000 respondents indicated that personal safety was one of… Read More
Accelerated English Language Program +DEC International are offering students currently enrolled in a NSW government school or Intensive English Centre and wishes to improve English language skills and prepare for NSW Higher School Certificate study at their Cleveland Intensive Language Centre (Surry Hill) over school holidays. There will be an emphasis on preparation for… Read More