Homestay Host Agreement
Welcome to Griffith Homestay, a homestay service managed and operated by Griffith University. As a Homestay provider for the university we pride ourselves on providing and promoting a positive student experience. As a Homestay Host you will be provided with the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of students and the opportunity to introduce them to the culture and experience of Australian living.
This homestay host agreement is an agreement between the Homestay Host and Griffith University and ensures the standard requirements for providing pastoral care to students studying at the University and residing in Homestay Accommodation are met. By signing this agreement as a Homestay Host you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Host Agreement.
Policies and Procedures relevant to this agreement which a Host should be familiar with are:
Homestay Student Agreement
All Hosts must:
Upon successful completion of the registration, orientation and house inspection, Griffith Homestay will register a host, have the host complete and agree to this Host Agreement. Griffith Homestay will then provide the following to the host:
Griffith Homestay does not provide guaranteed placements and where placements are provided a guarantee is not provided around the duration of the placement. Griffith Homestay recognises Hosts come from a variety of family compositions, cultural backgrounds; these will not be the basis for acceptance or rejection of placements.
Under 18 International Students
*Long term placements may see students return home during the holiday period. If a student vacates the homestay during the holiday period for more than 2 weeks students can expect to pay up to 50% of the homestay fee to the Host family to either store their personal items or secure the room .The amount payable is negotiable between the Host and student.
A Host or student may advise Griffith Accommodation of any concerns, difficulties or lodge a complaint regarding a placement at any given time. All Concerns and/or complaints are recorded on file and will be investigated.
Griffith Accommodation may terminate a Homestay placement (before or after commencement) immediately by notice if the Host responsibilities have not been met or in its sole discretion that it is appropriate to terminate the Homestay. The following are examples and reasons placements maybe terminated:
In its sole discretion, Griffith Accommodation may elect to cancel the registration of Hosts should it consider the Host fails to satisfy service provisions in accordance with this agreement.