Our Care and Welfare Service can be referred to as a guardianship (not a legal guardianship) and is for students under 18 years of age who are not being cared for while in Australia by a parent or a suitable nominated relative. International Student Care will act and represent the best interests of the student placed under our care in place of the parent/s. International Student Care for the past two decades has been at the forefront of care and welfare for students under the age of 18 – support and welfare that parents have entrusted us with.
It is an Australian Government requirement that all international students under the age of 18 have in place appropriate care and welfare arrangements for students while studying in Australia in the absence of family and/or relatives to nominate here. When reviewing your student visa application the Australian Government will require confirmation that you have this in place.
We understand the anxiety and stress that can come with making a life-changing decision of whom to entrust the care of your child within your absence and we also understand your child may have questions. This is why we are here for you now and into the future when your child arrives in our care.
Please contact us if you or your child have any questions.
The journey with International Student Care begins prior to your child even having their boarding pass printed. From the outset we bring the child and family on the journey of what to expect in Australia and the Australian way of life and culture, we introduce them to our support networks to bring comfort that we are always here to ensure your child or children always feels safe and have somebody to call or see if they need it. Be it during the night if they are struggling with the pressures of exam time or if they just need advice on which company to use if they are wanting to learn to drive.
We harness technology and methodology through other Protective Group of brands to bring safety and peace of mind.
Our Guardianship Care and Welfare packages include:
– Pre-departure induction program with interactive videos on the way of life in Australia, how the Guardianship will work (airport arrival process, how to download our exclusive International Student Care App)
– A thorough risk assessment at the homestay or relevant accommodation provider. Our assessment will include a report on the provider and relevant recommendations to ensure the safety of your child.
– COVID-19 precautions. Regular update to the student on the current status in Australia and the most updated guidelines.
– Transfer service from the airport to homestay
– Phone Sim Card
– Understanding of local area amenities where their homestay is located
– Our International Student Care App which is linked to a 24hour Monitoring centre with live GPS feeds from the Mobile App.
– 24-hour live chat portal. The student can access this portal at any time and is a private one-one experience.
– Translation service is available in over 20 languages*
We will be required to make further recommendations for the safety of the student if we deem the child high risk due to health or personal issues and we will request the supply of our International Student Care watch along with other recommendations. Our priority is the safety and health of your child.
With two decades of providing support and welfare for thousands of students, we bring experience and know-how in the way we operate. Across the Protective Group brands, we have been entrusted by local and state governments, NGO’s, Charities and individuals to provide safety and security for the vulnerable. We harness technology to bring safety and comfort to those who entrust us.
* Additional charge may apply.
Language translation service available
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