Demi-pair programme

Study for a minimum of 10 weeks at LSI , make great friends, gain valuable child-minding experience, travel to a new country, improve your English and increase your job and study prospects.

LSI offers students the opportunity to study English through language immersion and live and work as a Demi-Pair. Demi-Pairs receive food and accommodation in return for 15-20 hours work per week assisting their host family.

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  • Courses for groups and individuals

Australia

Demi Pair

  • Minimum level of English required: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum course length: 10 weeks of General 20 or Intensive 24
  • Course and placement are taken simultaneously
  • Driving license required
  • Visa type: Working Holiday, Work and Holiday
  • Ages: 18-27
  • 12-24 weeks unpaid Demi Pair placement with vetted families
  • Demi pair duties: 15-20 hours of childcare and light household work
  • Au Pair placement available on completion of a 12 week Demi Pair programme

Au Pair

  • Minimum level of English: Intermediate
  • Minimum course length: 10 weeks of either General 20 or Intensive 24
  • Driving license required
  • Visa type: Working Holiday, Work and Holiday
  • Ages: 18-30
  • 6 months paid Au Pair placement, starting at the end of the English course
  • Au pair duties: Up to 38 hours of childcare and light household work
  • Earn between AU$200 – 250 per week during the Au Pair placement
  • Various accommodation options are available for the study period

Read more about the Demi-pair programme in Australia .

New Zealand

Demi au Pair

  • Available to male and female students, aged 18-30 years old
  • Minimum level of English required: Intermediate
  • Minimum course length: 8 weeks of Intensive 24 or Intensive 30 for Working Holiday Visa holders; 14 weeks of Intensive 24/Intensive 30 for Student Visa holders
  • Demi au Pair placements: 3-12 months
  • Driving license required
  • Experience with children preferable but not essential
  • First-Aid Certificate for Children (NZ $70 / 4-hour course in Auckland) required
  • Police Clearance/Check from country of origin required
  • Visa type: Working holiday Visa or Student Visa with permission to work up to 20 hours per week
  • Student Visa holders can only work for the duration of the LSI student visa
  • Working Holiday Visa students: Time allowed to work in one family is subject to country regulations

Read more about the Demi-pair programme in New Zealand .

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