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English and Au pair or Demi Pair in Western Australia

English and Au pair or Demi Pair in Western Australia with Perth International College of English

The programme is designed for au pairs on a working holiday visa and for students who want to work and live with an Australian family while they follow full time language studies in Perth. The programme is only open to female applicants over the age of eighteen, who have at least an Elementary knowledge of English, to enable them to communicate with the family, she must be the holder of a working holiday visa OR a student with permission to work visa.  

Working Hours

Demi Pair - 3 hours per day, 5 days a week total of 15 hours per week in exchange for full board (3 meals a day, 7 days a week and free lodging in your own private room). Students are not required to work during school time. Girls can agree to work extra hours, extra hours are paid at AU$ 12 per hour. 

Au Pair sign a contract to work 30 hours per week for AU$ 180 per week, additional hours are paid A per hour 

There is the opportunity to earn money by working additional hours (more than the required hours per week) Babysitting/Childcare or Cleaning AU$ 12 per hour

AU Pair and Demi Pair duties 

You will be expected to assist with the general housework and the children. Here are examples of task that your family may require you to do and that you will be expected to do – ironing, laundry, vacuuming, washing floors, dusting, cleaning toilets and bathrooms, washing up after meals, loading/unloading the dishwasher, in addition to keeping your own room clean and tidy. In the mornings you may be expected to do things such as – wake the children, help them get dressed, give them breakfast and get them ready for school, take them to school. In the evenings, duties may include – collecting the children and bringing them home from school, give them their bath and supper, get them ready for bed. In some cases, you may be expected to help cook/prepare the evening meals. 

We suggest any of the above that you cannot do you ask your Mother to teach you before you travel here. ie : cooking, washing, ironing

Length of stay – minimum time families accepted a girl is 3 months 

The length of stay will be agreed before you are confirmed to a family. Students your time is subject to the length of your course. Au pairs contract is for 26 weeks. Families prefer a girl to join the family for 3-6 months as it takes some time to settle into a family and to become accustomed to each other.

Board and Lodgings

In exchange for 15 hours per week of work, girls will receive full board (3 meals a day, 7 days a week) and lodging (in their own private room).

Free time

1 full day off per week (usually Sunday) and a half day on Saturday, providing that she has completed her duty hours for the week. Flexibility with hours can be negotiated with families. Family must give timetables on Sunday night each week.  

Demi pair - Minimum length of stay - 3 months (12 weeks) 

Au Pair – Length of stay – 6 months  (26 weeks from the day you move to your family)  

Cost for Demi Pair: the number of weeks you study English (so a minimum of 3 months) x the cost of a general English course with the Perth International College of English <- click here to see the prices

AUS$ 400 Demi Pair Placement fee

Cost for Au pair: please ask for a quote.

For more information, please send an e-mail to

See the Au Pair visa rules for Australia here.