International students under 18 years of age

If you are under 18 and studying or coming to study in Australia you must meet the Australian Government’s welfare arrangements as part of your visa requirements.

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Follow these steps to arrange approved accommodation or homestay for your study at Griffith.

For further information see the Griffith University under 18 policy

Approved accommodation options

The following are approved options for students under 18 studying at Griffith.

Note: Homestay is the only option for students studying at Griffith English Language Institute on the Gold Coast.

Homestay

Live with an Australian family while you study and experience life in Australia. You can choose from catered and self-catered homestay options.

It is available to students studying at all our campuses and is the only option for students at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) on the Gold Coast.

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Student One

Student One is located within the heart of the Brisbane City. It provides high quality accommodation tailored to under 18 needs including dedicated under 18 floors, restricted access and daily curfews.

Suitable for students studying at Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank campuses only.

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Urbanest

Urbanest is located in the riverside suburb of South Bank in Brisbane. It offers purpose-built student accommodation with easy access to public transport and an under 18 program designed for their safety and support needs.

Suitable for students studying at Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank campuses only.

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Legislative requirements and standards for under 18 students

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2018, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students who are in Australia on a student visa. Registered providers must have met, and continue to meet, the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2018 (ESOS Act) and National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code).

The Australia Government is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of younger overseas students which is detailed in the Standard 5: Younger Overseas Students Factsheet (PDF).

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