Nationally Recognised Training

Add a 12 week BROWNS Demi Pair experience to your English language program.

Duration: 12 weeks Demi Pair program (minimum 10 weeks English course at BROWNS)

Start Dates: Any point during your studies at BROWNS


  • Minimum pre-intermediate level of English
  • Demi Pair Application Form
  • 2 x forms of official Identification which include your photo (your passport copy + one other form)
  • Completed Blue Card Application form available at www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
  • Completed Resume/CV with a minimum of 4 pictures of me with children and family and friends.
  • Why Demi Pair?

    • Experience the wonderful Australian way-of-life
    • Opportunity to improve your English skills
    • Help busy families with housekeeping and/or child minding
    • Save the expense of accommodation and living costs


    • As a Demi pair you will work (unpaid) as a part-time, live-in housekeeper while attending English lessons at BROWNS during the day
    • Your host family will provide you with 12 weeks accommodation in a private room, 3 meals per day, and free time on weekends.
    • You will be required to work (unpaid) 15 hours per week*, Monday to Friday.
    • Our Demi Pair Manager will give you an orientation on arrival, telephone contact every week and support whenever necessary.
    • Program includes Airport pick-up and an Australian blue-card application.
    • Your application must be made at least 10 weeks prior to commencement at BROWNS and may be approved following a Skype interview.
    *This was previously 'up to 20 hours per week'. Change to '15 hours per week' will take effect as of July 1, 2018 to all current and pending Demi Pair placements.


    Sample English course timetable

    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7.00 – 8.30 Morning duties
    8.50 – 9.50 CORE class
    CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
    10.00 – 11.00 CORE class
    Revision test
    11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
    13.10 – 14.10 CORE class
    Test answers
    Vocabulary & Reading
    Listening & Speaking
    14.20 – 15.20 Active8
    Functional Usage
    19.00 – 20.30 Evening duties

    Download the English + Demi Pair program guide


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