STUDENTS

Accommodation

Accommodation

NMGC is concerned for the welfare of all of its students. Ensuring each student has appropriate accommodation while studying with the College is an important part of our welfare obligations.

There are three options to be considered with respect to accommodation arrangements

01 Live with Parents

Some of our students live with their parents while studying with NMGC. In this case the parents are responsible for ensuring the arrangements are appropriate. Parents must have a student guardian visa. Where this arrangement applies, NMGC reserve the right to inspect the relevant premises at least twice a year to check the appropriateness of the living arrangements.

02 Live with Guardian

Some of our students live with a Department of Home Affairs approved relative. In this case, NMGC act to ensure the relative/guardian is over the age of 21 and that the accommodation provided is appropriate. Where this arrangement applies, NMGC reserve the right to inspect the relevant premises at least twice a year to check the appropriateness of the living arrangements.

03 Homestay

Some of our students require Homestay Accommodation for the duration of their studies with NMGC. In this case the College has relationships with relevant homestay providers who can assist us to provide your child with accommodation. NMGC vet each and every homestay parent and facility to ensure they are suitable. NMGC also inspect each premises at least twice a year to check its appropriateness (in the case of underage students).

So what’s right for you?

We encourage parents of students interested in making use of homestay arrangements to provide us with as much information as possible to ensure we provide the most suitable homestay experience we can. We strive to place our students within 45-50 minutes travel distance to our College. We cannot guarantee the location of students studying with us.

We recommend homestay arrangements for all students studying away from home. We find that a lot of students over the age of 18 struggle in their studies when they move from a homestay arrangement to living on their own or with friends. Our Business Development Officers will be able to assist you if you need more information about Homestay arrangements.

NMGC require all adults in a homestay provided to one of our underage students to have a valid and up-to-date Working With Children’s Check. If any adult living in the house does not have a valid WWCC, the homestay will not be approved.

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