The Ashburton Baptist Church Student House has been established to provide accommodation for tertiary students who are moving to Melbourne from the country to study.
Accommodation in the ABC Student House is based on a typical tenancy arrangement, with house members sharing the responsibility for quality of life in the house. That means sharing things like shopping, cooking, cleaning and other arrangements on a roster basis, and respecting the rights of others. In most cases, the students from the Student House find the experience a wonderful opportunity to make new friends as they learn to live independently and find practical and creative ways to keep everything running smoothly. The Student House Management Committee (SHMC) manages the Student Houses on behalf of the church. The house is staffed by resident student house leaders and supported by the youth pastor, who provides pastoral care. Rentals are most competitive as the project is sponsored by a number of Church members.
Ashburton is conveniently located in the demographic centre of Melbourne with easy access by public transport to various campuses of Deakin, Swinburne, Monash, Melbourne and RMIT Universities. The Welfare Parade house is located close to the church, train station, Ashburton shops and the indoor sports and aquatic centre.
The objectives of the Student House are to provide secure housing for country students, which offers participation in the life of the Ashburton Baptist Community of Faith, in a way that assists the students to adjust to life in suburban Melbourne. In order to facilitate these objectives, the Church will create an environment that includes private home hospitality, access to small study groups, pastoral support, community worship, city to country links, social and sports activities. In addition, the students will be positively encouraged to be involved in the above programs on a regular basis and accept appropriate opportunities for personal development and leadership.
Download the Student House Application Form for full details of the student house and current costs. The completed application form can be sent to the church with contact details provided on the form.
Once your application has been received an interview and house inspection time will be arranged.