Under 18 Supervision Program
The Under 18 Supervision Program is available to international students who:
- will be under 18 years of age when they enter Australia and commence their course at the University; and
- require approval of their accommodation and welfare arrangements in order to meet the Department of Immigration and Citizenship student visa requirements.
Students who are accepted in the program will receive a Confirmation of Approved Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) form after they have accepted their offer of place. The program is coordinated by International Student Services (ISS), who will monitor your welfare through regular meetings until you turn 18. We are able to provide comprehensive support and can refer you to additional assistance.
How to apply
- You and your parents or legal custodian must complete an application for the Under 18 Supervision Program and return this form together with all required documents and payment of the program fee to International Student Services.
- ISS staff will assess the intended accommodation and welfare arrangements for students enrolling in the Under 18 Supervision Program. See: Housing options
- When ISS has approved your intended accommodation, you will receive your CAAW
If you are accepted in the Under 18 Supervision Program, you must only arrive in Australia on or after the date that care arrangements commence. Students commencing in Semester 1 2013 need to arrive on or after Sunday 3 February 2013 and before the International Student Briefing date.
ISS will consider an earlier commencement of your supervision in special circumstances. Please email the Under 18 Program Coordinator for more information.
Changing your accommodation and welfare arrangements
You must obtain written approval from the Under 18 Program Coordinator before making any changes to your accommodation and welfare arrangements. If you do not maintain adequate arrangements while in Australia, your student visa may be cancelled.
Under 18 Program Coordinator
International Student Services
Baldwin Spencer Building
Parkville VIC 3010
T: (+61 3) 8344 0666 - Business hours
T: (+61 3) 8344 6666 - After hours