A word from our Accommodation Coordinator
Over the last 11 years I have specialised in international student welfare and safety within Western Australia’s international education sector. Being born and raised in Perth, I was fortunate to attend an ASC school, St Mark’s Anglican Community School, when it was first built. I graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Asian Studies. As part of my university degree, I lived for 6 months as an international student in Indonesia, which has provided me with practical, first-hand insights into the challenges that students face when adapting to living in a new country.
My role as the ASCI Accommodation Coordinator is to manage and provide support to our homestay families and students. As a mother, I am very much aware of the importance of a caring and stable home environment for children and I keep this in mind when selecting our host families. Hosts, students and parents are free to contact me with any queries or concerns they may have.
– Lia Simmonds
In keeping with 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 accommodation 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 www.immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
When you nominate a parent or legal guardian, the Department of Home Affairs, is responsible for approving this visa arrangement, not the ASC International.
The Department of Home Affairs considers the following relatives as appropriate carers:
- Brother or sister
- Step-brother or step-sister
- Aunt or uncle
- Step-aunt or step-uncle
- Niece or nephew
- Step-niece or step-nephew
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 or a 157N form.
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. Your relative must make an application to the Department of Home Affairs for an appropriate visa. They can apply for a Student Guardian visa. For more information on how to obtain this please visit www.immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
When you nominate a close relative, the Department of Home Affairs is responsible for approving this visa arrangement, not the ASC International.
This is arranged through our ASC International Homestay Program, as we maintain our own internal database of host families. Living with a local, Australian family provides a wonderful immersive learning experience for students and hosts alike.
Student wellbeing is our priority, so the benefit of our internally managed Homestay Program means we work together as a team in conjunction with our host families and schools to ensure students feel safe and supported. Our advanced, online Homestay Management System also ensures that there is effective matching and monitoring of students and hosts.
You are required to book your homestay before ASC International can issue your CAAW (Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare) letter.
Our Homestay Program includes:
- Host Background Checks- a Working with Children Check & National Police Clearance is required for every person over 18yrs of age living in the home.
- A 24/7 Emergency Support Line- for students and hosts
- Airport Pick Up Services- must be requested and paid for in advance
- Host Family Interview, training and ongoing support
Homestay Program Students are provided with:
- An inclusive and supportive family environment
- 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), 7 days per week
- Wifi (for study purposes only)
- A clean and tidy home
- A private furnished bedroom with study desk
- Bed linen and towels
- Utilities (electricity, gas and water)
- Laundry facilities
- Ongoing welfare checks
All homestay fees will be added to the student’s tuition statement which is emailed directly to the student’s family by the ASCI Finance Department.
To book your homestay, please click HERE.
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· Private room
· Wifi (for study purposes only)
· Ongoing welfare checks
· 24/7 Emergency Support Centre
Host Matching Fee: $300
Weekly Fee*: $350 per week
Room Holding Fee**: $175 per week
*If your child has a dietary requirement such as vegan, gluten free, halal or kosher then an extra $50 is added to the Weekly Fee.
** Room Holding fees are payable when the student is not residing in
Parent Nominated hosts must register through our ASCI Homestay Program and demonstrate a long-standing relationship with the family. Parent Nominated hosts will be required to undergo all the same accreditation processes as any other host family and agree to sign an ASC International Host Agreement.
Each family member in the home over 18 years of age is required to obtain Working with Children and National Police Criminal Screening Checks prior to placement. A Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter cannot be issued until the Parent Nominated host’s application is finalised.
To apply for a Parent Nominated Host arrangement, students and parents must complete the Parent Nominated Homestay Host Application. Parent Nominated Homestay arrangements will incur a yearly fee of $275 to cover initial inspection, host training and ongoing welfare support and monitoring of the placement.
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.
Once a student has turned 18 they still must abide by the ASCI Accommodation policy which states that students are only allowed to move into accommodation that is on our below list of approved accommodation providers. Students may also choose to remain living in their current homestay.
ASCI Approved Accommodation Providers: