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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
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:… Read More
Host Availability and Emergency Contact Protocol +We are continuing to have record breaking numbers of students requiring homestay. Students are also coming to Australia younger and younger. Education institutions are also accepting students more often throughout the year. All of these reasons combined mean that we are constantly looking out for who has rooms available. Please… Read More
The Dangers of Gossip +Homestay is in some ways a unique type of organisation, in that we are a business, but we are dealing with situations that involve the personal lives of both host families and students. Therefore, it is important that situations which may arise are dealt with in professional and discrete ways.… Read More
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. This is part of an… Read More
HOMESTAY HOST INSURANCE +It is the responsibility of all Oz Homestay approved homestay families, to ensure your home and contents are insured appropriately and that it covers damage caused by, or injuries to, students living in your home. All homestay families should check the details of your cover with your insurance company. Should… Read More