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:
Only a student’s parent or a person who has custody of the student is allowed to nominate a carer for them.
Students who are under 18 and have a relative living close to campus may be considered as a nominated guardian.
This person must have a visa to stay in Australia for the duration of the students visa or until the student turns 18.
A relative is defined as a parent or adoptive or step-parent, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, grandparent, step-grandparent, aunt, uncle, step-aunt, step-uncle, niece, nephew, step-niece or step-nephew. It does not include a cousin.
If the student is staying with an approved relative, Deakin College admissions will only provide a CoE. All other documentation is required when the student is applying for a student visa.
Deakin College works with Student Accommodation Services (SAS) to assist with porviding homestay arrangements for under 18 students. Students under 18 years old will be required to apply for a homestay directly to SAS.
Once SAS have confirmed your homestay, confirmation will be sent to our admissions team.
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
A & J Student Care Services
T: (613) 9801 2251
Professional Student Care
T: (613) 9318 3009
A confirmation email from the Guardianship Company and a copy of the Homestay application must be provided to Deakin College admissions before an eCoE and CAAW can be provided.