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Accommodation for International Students Under 18 Years of Age

An international student who is under 18 years of age is a “minor”. Minors must meet immigration requirements for accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements before a student visa will be granted.

International students under 18 years of age must either:

  • reside in Australia with a parent, or a person who has custody of them, or a relative aged at least 21 nominated by either the parent or the person having custody of them, or;
  • provide evidence that they will be going into care arrangements – for their accommodation, support and general welfare – i.e. homestay approved by Deakin College, or;
  • reside in the Deakin on-campus accommodation at Burwood.

Only a student’s parent or a person who has custody of the student is allowed to nominate a carer for them.

Under 18s students who choose homestay as an option must use one of the following External Guardianship Services recommended by Deakin College:

  • International Student Alliance (ISA)
    T: (613) 9663 2887
    info@studentguardians.com
  • A & J Student Care Services
    T: (613) 9801 2251
    info@guardians4student.com.au
  • Professional Student Care
    T: (613) 9318 3009
    info@pscaustralia.com.au
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