Institute of Technology Australia

Under 18 Students Services

Residence Accommodation for overseas students under 18 years of age

ITA now has a purpose built environmentally friendly student residence available to students who are under 18 years of age and are studying a program with ITA.

ITA Homeaway aims to provide a ‘home away from home’ for international students just 3 kilometres from the city centre of Adelaide.

The Homeaway location is based within close proximity of all major bus and tram transport services, a variety of food outlets, shopping centres, travel agents and medical centres.

Homeaway will be offering fully catered accommodation where meals and a weekly room clean (optional) is incorporated in a single fee.


Homestay accommodation provides students the opportunity to live with an Australian family. Students living in this environment are introduced to Australian culture and have the best opportunity of developing their language skills by using English on a regular basis in everyday situations.

All ITA approved homestay hosts have met selected criteria and they come from a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds and family structures. Our homestay hosts can provide either full board or part board homestay.

Most host families are located within 20-30 minutes travelling time to the city and school by public transport.

A minimum stay in homestay is 5 or 10 weeks depending on the age of the student.

Students are provided with their own fully furnished room, shared use of bathroom, laundry and negotiated use of kitchen facilities. Internet and phone costs are not included in the weekly fee and usage/costs need to be negotiated with the homestay host.

Please Note: All Under 18 students who have nominated ITA to be their legal guardian are required to live with an ITA approved homestay host on full board until they turn 18 years of age. All students enrolled in ELICOS and/or Year 10 and Year 11 must also live in full board homestay accommodation regardless of their age.

Part board homestay accommodation offers each student a room and shared use of the kitchen and bathroom facilities. Students are able to provide their own food and cook for themselves.

In a homestay students can expect:

  • a warm, caring family environment
  • a bedroom with a bed, a wardrobe and a desk for studying
  • use of bathroom , kitchen and laundry facilities
  • towels, pillows, bed linen and blankets
  • nutritious meals
  • negotiated usage of telephone and internet
  • guidance, support and encouragement with language practice, studies, planning social activities and adapting to life in Australia
  • public transport information and assistance
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