A Life-changing and Affordable Way to Experience Australia
There has never been a better time to become an Au Pair! From the moment you apply, until the time comes for you to return home - our team will be there for you every step of the way!
We pride ourselves on being upfront and honest about, our fees so we will tell you exactly how much the program will cost, where your fee's go what's included and what's not. Our programme includes all the essentials that you’ll need in Australia plus a few extra's to make sure you have the best experience possible! To make the payment process easy and affordable we have split the total programme fee into three instalments.
As an AIFS Au Pair in Australia you will be given the option to choose a 6 month placement or even a longer option. The length of your placement will determine your programme fee to ensure that you have insurance for the length of your placement.
What Else to Consider
We like to be upfront and honest so there are no hidden surprises
We know what it’s like when hidden costs pop up so we want to be totally upfront and honest with you! There are some third party costs included in the programme which are all non refundable.
POLICE CHECK (£54)- This fee is paid directly to the Police Check Authority after you’ve passed your interview and is non-refundable. If you have had an enhanced disclosure done recently or are on the update service then we may be able to accept it.
AUSTRALIAN WORKING HOLIDAY VISA (450 AUD) – this fee is set by and paid directly to the Australian Embassy which is subject to change. However, you don’t have to apply for this until after you have been placed. It’s really easy to apply for and we’ll help you with your application.
FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA - we work really closely with Student Universe to get you the best flight options and deals. You can select a one-way, return or flexi flight. You can expect to pay approximately £300-700 for flights depending what flight option you choose and the month you depart to Australia.
MEDICAL FORM (??) - everyone is required to complete an Au Pair in Australia medical form which needs to be completed by a GP. We’d love to tell you how much this is going to cost but it completely depends on your Doctor.
WHOOPING COUGH BOOSTER - the Australian Department of Health strongly advises that anyone working with children has this booster. Sometimes you can’t get this in the UK so we can book you an appointment to get it done during orientation in Sydney, Australia.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN’S CHECK - AIFS Au Pair in Australia is the only au pair agency certified by Australia child protection company Childwise. To maintain this certification all AIFS Au pairs are required to obtain this check when they arrive in Australia during orientation. The price can vary depending which state you are placed in ranging from $80-160 (AUD).
I liked the security and assurance the AIFS Au Pair in Australia programme provides before and throughout my stay in Australia. This meant that I didn’t need to worry about things such as not being safe when I arrived in Australia. I knew if I ever need help or advice I could contact someone that would respond quickly and efficiently, and the training and orientation really made me feel at ease and made my transition extremely easy.Natalie
Our Au Pair is a perfect match for our family and we have learnt so many things from each other.Brisbane AIFS Family
It is so rewarding when the children were excited to see you. Along with little moments like laughing and playing with them.Chelsea
What Do My Fees Cover?
The AIFS Au Pair in Australia programme is the largest in Australia and has built up a solid reputation one, which you can trust.
When you participate on AIFS Au Pair in Australia you are assured that you will be fully supported throughout your placement. We are not just a website: AIFS has an Australian office for you to use, a community counsellor on hand to support you, and and an experienced Au Pair team. Our worldwide team is dedicated to creating a safe and secure intercultural experience for you. We offer AIFS Au Pair in Australia to young people from close to 20 different countries, working closely with long established and experienced international partners.
How do we compare?
You may have heard of websites or companies which offer Au Pair in Australia for free or a small fee. While it may appear attractive at first glance, commonly little or no services/ support are offered before you depart or whilst you are in Australia. Many of these website or companies also encourage families and Au Pairs to sign up at no cost sometimes with the promise to find you a host family really quickly but they don't do any checks on anyone. With few or no police checks or reference checks on your host family, you’ll be living with complete strangers and travelling half way across the world to do this - pretty scary when you think of it right?
Policies and procedures
We have the ethos of quality over quantity. AIFS Au Pair in Australia is the only Au Pair agency which has been accredited by childwise. We have strict safeguarding and screening processes for host families and Au Pairs to ensure that all parties are safe and meet our criteria. We also have strict conditions for host families so that they have an obligation to provide you with food, accommodation, an allowance as well as a cap on the amount of hours you do. We are passionate about protecting the rights of all those involved in the programme so if you have an issue, we are just a phone call away.
Our service to you
We pride ourselves on providing high quality customer service. Our experienced support team in Australia ensures that both you and your host family are fully supported throughout your placement and your stay in Australia. We also have dedicated teams in 20 different countries who will help and support your through the entire application process. From the minute you sign up, you'll be given loads of advice on how to find your perfect host family and have personalized recommendations provided to you. Our fee covers all the essentials plus more. This includes insurance, airport transfer, orientation, 3 nights’ accommodation, 24/7 support and free transfer to our Work & Travel. For more details about what's included click here.
You'll get paid a weekly allowance, a bonus, accommodation and food in exchange for childcareLearn more
We want to ensure you have value for your money so find out here, everything that is included in the Au Pair in Australia programmeLearn more
An Au Pair is motivated, enthusiastic and loves spending time with children! If this sounds like you then we have just what you’re looking for!