How to apply
You can submit your application online or download the Homestay Application Form and return it to South Australian Government Schools.
Steps to become a homestay
Step 1 Read the Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct and Quality Service Expectations explains your responsibilities as a homestay.
Step 2 Submit your application form
Submit your application form with photos of your family and home and copies of all current Child Related Employment Screening or South Australian Teacher Registration Certificates.
All persons over the age of 18 residing in your home (except international students studying in a South Australian government school) are required to have a Child Related Employment Screening from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) which is valid for 3 years.
Step 3 Child Related Employment Screening
If you do not have a current Child Related Employment Screening, we will initiate your screening application online (at no cost to you) with the DCSI Screening Unit. DCSI will send you an email so you can complete your screening application.
Step 4 Home visit and interview
Once your application has been assessed and Child Related Employment Screening/s has been received, one of our accommodation officers will contact you to arrange a home visit and interview. We will explain your responsibilities in more detail, answer any questions that you may have and with your permission, take additional photos of your family and home.