Update (5 August 2023):
Training Visa holders will have work restriction hours of 40 hours per fortnight.
Training Visa (subclass 407) allows applicants to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities to improve the applicants' skills for your jobs, areas of tertiary study, fields of expertise or in a professional development training program in Australia.
With this Visa you can
visit Australia to complete a workplace-based training (to improve your skills for your current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise), or a professional development training program
be nominated (unless your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency)
be invited (if your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency)
How long you can stay?
This is a temporary visa. The visa may be granted for maximum 2 years.
About Sponsorship and Nomination
Your sponsor must be approved as a temporary activities sponsor.
Your sponsor must have nominated you to participate in a program of occupational training (unless your sponsor is a Australian Commonwealth Government agency).
There are 3 types of occupational training covered by this visa:
Occupational training required for registration
Occupational training to improve skills in an eligible occupation
Occupational training for capacity building overseas. This includes overseas qualification, government support or professional.
1. Occupational training required for registration
Workplace-based training is required to get occupational registration, membership or licensing. The registration, membership or licensing is mandatory to work in that occupation in Australia or your home country.
2. Occupational training to improve skills in an eligible occupation
Workplace-based structured training programs that:
is specifically tailored and timed to the training needs of the nominated person
is in relation to an occupation specified on the list of eligible skilled occupations.
involves a nominee who has recent and suitable prior experience. This can include employment experience or study experience that:
is the equivalent of at least 12 months full-time experience in the occupation
has occurred in the 24 months immediately before the nomination is lodged
3. Occupational training for capacity building overseas
Occupational training for capacity building overseas includes:
Structured workplace-based training in Australia for up to 6 months for students who:
are currently enrolled in a foreign educational institution and
must complete a period of practical training, research or observation to get their qualification
The training must be specifically tailored to the training needs of the nominated person.
Structured workplace-based occupational training which has:
the support of a government agency in Australia or
the government in the home country of the nominated trainee
Government agency support in Australia must be at the national or state/territory level.
Government in the nominated person’s home country must be at the national, state/territory or provincial level.
The training must be specifically tailored and timed to the training needs of the nominated person
Professional development programs of face-to-face teaching in a classroom or similar environment in Australia. It is for overseas employers to send their managerial or professional employees.
Eligible Onshore Applicants (currently in Australia)
if you have 1 year full time work experience or, 2 years of full time work experience in Australia in your nominated occupation post positive skills assessment in an eligible occupation list listed above, you may be eligible to apply for a Training Visa which will allow you to work full time in Australia and the duration could be up to 2 years.
Check above the Occupational Training for capacity building overseas section.
Wherever you are, if you are considering Training Visa, you can book a Zoom Consultation with our Registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961):