Homestay provision (Option 3 and Option 4 Welfare Provision) is one of the most important aspects of the International Student Program. We take pride in the quality of care shown to our students by our wonderful variety of homestay providers. The utmost care is taken in choosing the most appropriate family for a student to be placed with based on the information and special requests that we are notified of in the application form.


Before a student is placed with a family the International Student Coordinator (ISC) takes the following steps to ensure that the potential homestay provider, and their family, are ready to welcome a new international student into their home:


  • Extensive site visit and completion of the Homestay Site Checklist, including conversations about;

    • Why the family are interested in providing homestay accommodation?

    • What sort of student might fit in this home based on personal interests and family composition?

    • Child Safe Legislation, CCYP Reportable Conduct Scheme obligations and procedures.

    • Information contained within the Homestay Provider Resources below

  • Checking that all persons over 18 who reside or frequently reside in the home have a valid Working With Children Check

  • Contacting referee’s nominated by the homestay provider to determine their suitability for child related work

  • Checking that the home has appropriately positioned and maintained smoke alarms


Once a student has arrived and has settled in to their homestay accommodation the ISC visits the home to have a discussion with all parties regarding the students transition as well as completing the Homestay Responsibility Agreement, which is then emailed to the students family and agent for agreement.


The ISC and the International Student Team at Macleod College maintain regular contact with all parties in order to provide support and advice for the duration of the students stay.

Homestay Provider Resources

Homestay Flyer

Homestay Terms and Conditions 2020

Homestay Family Guide 2020

Macleod Homestay Policy

Child Safe Policy

Child Safe Code of Conduct - Homestay

Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme

Homestay Student Guidelines

Homestay Student Guidelines - Chinese

Responding Incidents, Disclosures and Suspicions of Abuse - For Schools

Responding Incidents, Disclosures and Suspicions of Abuse - For Homestay

Smoke Alarm Fact Sheets

Smoke Alarms - English

Smoke Alarms - Chinese

Smoke Alarms - Vietnamese

Updating your WWC Card Details


Macleod College

Prep - Year 12



Carwarp Street

Macleod VICTORIA 3085


TELEPHONE            +61 3 9459 0222


Macleod College is committed to child safety. We have a zero tolerance of child abuse. All staff, volunteers, council members and parent association of Macleod College observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children as outlined in the school’s Child Safe Code of Conduct. The school actively works to protect children, empower them, and provide a safe and inclusive learning environment. The school also takes appropriate action when responding to allegations or concerns.

Acknowledgement of Country
Macleod College respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which our school stands and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.

Macleod College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K. For further information refer to