Students under the age of 18 commencing study at ANU College are required to either reside with a DIAC-approved relative or to maintain accommodation and welfare arrangements approved by the College. In the case of the latter, students are required to reside with an AHN homestay family and must also employ the services of a professional caregiver (guardian).
Guardians are multilingual and meet with underage students on a regular basis to support and guide them in all aspects of their life. Guardians communicate with parents, College staff, Homestay hosts and other relevant bodies to ensure the best possible experience for students in their care. Professional caregiver services can be arranged through Professional Student Care or International Student Alliance.
Student visa holders currently enrolled in another institution in Australia are required to inform ANU College at least 3 weeks prior to the commencement of their program that they require the College to make the necessary welfare arrangements.