If you are under 18, there are extra rules and requirements to take care of you. You will need to have welfare arrangements in place and this means that you either:
- Arrange a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) from UTS Insearch covering your Confirmation of Enrolment period plus 7 days or until you turn 18; or
- Nominate a parent, legal custodian or relative over 21 years of age as your student guardian. This person must have a visa to stay in Australia for the duration of your student visa or until you turn 18.
You need these welfare arrangements in place until you turn 18, even if you turn 18 before your program starts. You must not enter Australia before your welfare arrangements start. This is a condition of your visa. If you breach your visa conditions, the Department of Home Affairs might cancel your visa.