Australia Homestay Standards
Homestay accommodation standards are critical to the wellbeing of international students in schools, and this standard was enshrined to conform to both government and industry expectations.
This is a documented protocol to recognise the importance of ensuring the safety and welfare of under 18 international students and the requirements of the Child Protection Code of Conduct in NSW, Homestay Access has compiled the following homestay standards.
Homestay Residence Standards:
A safe, secure, private bedroom for the student’s sole use with suitable storage space for clothes, personal effects and study materials, and suitable facilities including a desk, a chair and adequate lighting for study purposes
A clean home with appropriate furnishings, suitable for students.
Access to a shared or private bathroom, with reasonable time allowed for showers.
Access to the kitchen, living areas, laundry facilities and shared areas of the home.
Access to heating in winter and cooling in summer if required.
Household facilities and appliances comply with government regulations regarding safety standards.
Provision of keys, alarms or passwords required to have free access to the homestay residence.