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International students under 18 years of age

International students under the age of 18 on arrival in Australia must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a student visa can be issued. These arrangements are regulated by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA), as per Standard 5 (Younger Overseas Students) of the National Code 2018, to ensure student safety and wellbeing.

Confirming welfare and accommodation arrangements

Students and parents are required to complete the Under 18 Welfare and Accommodation Arrangements Form and return with the other required documentation when accepting their offer.

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