Accommodation and Welfare

​​​​​​The ESOS Legislative Framework (PDF, 475KB)​​ requires education providers to make appropriate arrangements to protect the personal safety and social well-being of international students under the age of 18 not being cared for in Australia by a parent or suitable nominated relative. 

International students enrolled in high school programs are able to choose to stay with an EQI approved homestay provider or with a parent or suitable nominated relative who has been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). International students enrolled in primary school must live with a parent or suitable nominated relative.

​​International students enrolled in an EQI program are required to have suitable accommodation and welfare arrangements while studying in Australia.

​Further information​

For further information regarding the requirements of living under the care of a parent or relative please see the Welfare Arrangements for International Students Under 18 Factsheet which is available in:

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Last reviewed 30 May 2016
Last updated 13 April 2017