HOMESTAY NETWORK HOSTING
Homestay Network has been the preeminent provider of the homestay accommodation services since our inception in 1987. Homestay Network hosts have always been families that are looking to share their home, lifestyle and family to provide a safe, welcoming and friendly environment for international students. Homestay Network ensure that their students are able to experience a uniquely Australian lifestyle during their stay in Australia to advance their studies regardless of the duration of their stay.
Our hosts offer quality accommodation, meals, family lifestyle that you would like to imagine your children receiving were they to stay with host families interstate or overseas. If you believe you have what it takes to provide this for students, mostly from a non-English speaking background then read on.
Hosting national and international students for Homestay Network is an adventure that will offer you the experience of a lifetime. Many of our hosts have been with us since 1987. It is this knowledge that we share with all our hosts, both old and new.
We are still a family business with a real focus on the sense of family and the homestay experience. Many of our employees have hosted students for us to ensure they understand exactly what you experience and can help help through the early stages of integrating students into your family. We understand that many things have changed since 1987, especially just what an Australian family is.
Upon acceptance as a Homestay Network Host you will be invited to join our host network forum where you can ask questions of our staff and other hosts. Before you host your first student for us you will need attend our short host briefing where you meet our staff and other hosts and we will share with you some tips and tricks on being a Homestay Network Host.
If you have any questions or concerns about becoming a Homestay Network Host please contact our friendly and helpful staff.
To host for HSN - Homestay Network, your accomodation on offer must meet the minimum standards, set by the Australian Education industry for homestay accommodation. HSN - Homestay Network requires homestay accommodation meet the following standards:
The following items are not included in the basic homestay fee:
Additional requirements and responsibilities are set out in the HSN - Homestay Network Host Handbook.
As with all things related to being part of Homestay Network, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our friendly and helpful staff.
As a member of HSN - Homestay Network you need to ensure your home and contents are insured appropriately and that it covers damage caused by or injuries to boarders living in your home. Host Liability Insurance cover is becoming a mandatory requirement for all hosts with our clients. Host Liability Insurance covers you where your Home & Contents policy may not. Contact your insurer to confirm if your Home & Contents policy provides coverage for:
If you have any questions or concerns relating to your insurance cover, contact your Insurer or Insurance Broker. Homestay Network has identified InterRisk Australia Pty Ltd as a provider of adequate coverage for the above. If you require additional information please contact our office for a brochure on the Homestay Host Insurance Plus policy available from InterRISK.
IMPORTANT: The information on this page is provided purely for informational purposes. Homestay Network advises that you seek independent advice and review and understand all documentation from an Insurer or Insurance broker in relation to any financial product or service. Homestay Network does not endorse or recommend any particular financial product as appropriate for your needs.
HSN - Homestay Network is always on the lookout for new hosts to complement our existing host families across Australia. We are seeking hosts, especially in:
We are always expanding our host database for these locations due to high student demand for these locations. Our host coordinators are focusing on these areas currently. To start the process of becoming a member of our Homestay family network please complete the form below or download and complete the Adobe Acrobat Application form which you can then print and post to us.
Potential hosts do not need to acquire their Working With Children Clearance Certificate until they have been interviewed. Please reserve in depth questions for the interview in your home.
All the information your require to host for HSN - Homestay Network are contained in our Host Handbook, which will be provided to you when you attend Host Training and when you host your first student for us.
It is important you understand your role and responsibilities as a member of the Homestay Network. If you have questions, contact our staff.
HSN - Homestay Network is a provider of residential services to children and young people. This places a mandatory reporting obligation on HSN - Homestay Network in relation to Children (guests we place with our hosts who are under 16) and a reporting requirement for Young People (guests we place with our hosts who are aged between 16 and 18). HSN - Homestay Network takes seriously any report of inappropriate behaviour against Children and Young People we placed in your care.
This may mean: