Aviation Australia’s Student Services department provide support to students throughout the duration of their studies.
Student Services aims to ensure that each student can attend classes regularly and fully commit to their training in order to successfully complete their course and embark on successful careers.
Students may require assistance:
- seeking medical attention when they feel unwell, or as necessary
- managing their overseas student health cover
- locating suitable accommodation or resolving a tenancy issue
- adjusting to living independently, especially away from normal support networks
- balancing their lifestyle and commitments outside their training schedule
- dealing with compassionate circumstances such as bereavements, relationship issues and other pastoral concerns
- resolving issues or concerns with staff or fellow students
- managing non-academic processes such as appeals
Student Services also:
- conducts orientation programs
- supports underage students
- organises work experience placements
- promotes recreational and well-being activities
Students under 18, without any close relatives in Australia, must reside in homestay accommodation and have an approved guardian. This will be arranged with an approved homestay provider and all details given before leaving their home country.
In Brisbane there is a wide range of accommodation available to students. Types of accommodation include apartments and town houses, fully furnished share houses, and homestays where students are located within a family.
Aviation Australia recommends that for the first 2 – 4 weeks students reside in homestay accommodation. The link below is to a reputable homestay provider. If after this period students choose the option to rent or share accommodation, Aviation Australia recommends that the student does not deal directly with the landlord but goes through a reputable organisation such as Thepad.
Generally, homestay pricing ranges from AU$220 to AU$275 per week and a placement fee of approximately AU$220 applies each time a student seeks new homestay accommodation.
Aviation Australia has adopted the following standards in relation to student accommodation:
- We chose accommodation providers who adhere to industry standards and ESOS obligations and
- We monitor and work closely with the accommodation provider to ensure they are adhering to the standards.
The Australian Homestay Network community has access to full management support including a local supervisor during business hours and a 24/7 assistance line for emergencies that may happen after hours and at weekends. Students and Hosts have access to the assistance line providing:
- Australian Homestay Network Help Desk
- Medical Assistance and Referral
- Telephone Legal Advice
- Stress and Trauma Counselling
- Emergency Interpreter Assistance
- Claim Lodgement
Interpreter assistance services are for approved emergency/medical support and not for non-essential day to day assistance.
The number to call is 1300 “MY STAY” (1300 697 829) or if calling from outside Australia phone +61 2 8905 0321
For students who wish to apply for homestay click here.
For Agents who are working on behalf of the student click here.
For individuals and families who wish to become an Australian Homestay Network (AHN) host click here.
Other student accommodation options:
Getting here by car
If you wish to drive, please note that student parking is located at Melia Street, (off Boronia Rd) directly south of the Aviation Australia Corporate Centre. The cost of parking at time of publishing is two dollars per day. Parking outside nominated areas may attract fines.
Catching the bus
For information on bus routes and bus timetables please click here to visit the Translink Website.
Recommended bus routes
Catching the train
For information on train routes and train timetables please click here to visit the Translink Website.
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