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 homestay application form with photos of your family and home and copies of all current Working With Children Checks (formerly 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 Working With Children Check from the Department for Human Services (DHS) which is valid for 5 years. If you already have a current Child Related Employment Screening it will be recognised until it expires.
Step 3 Working With Children Check (WWCC)
If you do not have a current Working With Children Check (formerly Child Related Employment Screening), we will initiate your screening application online (at no cost to you) with the Screening Unit. You will receive an email from the Screening Unit to activate and complete your application.
Step 4 Home visit and interview
Once your homestay application has been assessed and Working With Children Checks (formerly Child Related Employment Screening/s) have 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