Information for Student Exchange Organisations

The NSW Registration Committee for International Secondary Student Exchange is the official state regulation body and is responsible for:

Guidelines and forms

Inbound student forms
Outbound student forms
Student Exchange Organisation forms

To apply for registration as a Student Exchange Organisation in NSW, please email DE International via for instructions.

NSW follows the National Guidelines for International Secondary Student Exchange These guidelines state 'SEOs must ensure that Criminal Record Checks, or relevant Working with Children Checks, are undertaken for all its officers, employees and volunteers in direct personal contact with students or with access to students’ personal records or information, in accordance with the relevant state / territory or country requirements.'

Under the NSW Working With Children Check:

  • Workers and volunteers apply for their own Check once every five years
  • Employers verify a child-related worker's or volunteer's clearance number
  • The same Working With Children Check applies to everyone – paid workers, self-employed people and volunteers
  • Everyone with a clearance is continuously monitored for serious sex or violence offences.

Please direct enquiries regarding the NSW Working With Children Check to the Office of the Children's Guardian.