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Training Visa (Subclass 407)

Training Visa Subclass 407

The Training Visa subclass 407 allows you to stay in Australia temporarily for up to two years. This visa allows you to enter Australia to undertake occupational training in the workplace or to attend a professional development training program.

You have to be nominated in one of three training categories:

  1. Occupational training required for registration. This is workplace-based training you need where registration and licencing is mandatory to practice your occupation overseas or in Australia (for example, a doctor or solicitor).
  2. Structured workplace training to improve skills in an eligible occupation. Completing a structured training program includes:
    • Training in Australia that is specifically tailored to your needs.
    • Relates to an occupation on the skilled occupations list.
    • You have recent, relevant experience of at least 12 months in the previous two years before you lodge your nomination.
  3. Occupational training for capacity building overseas. This includes the following categories:
    • An overseas qualification. This is structured training in the workplace to meet training plans for students studying in their home country and need to gain workplace experience in a practical environment to complete their degree or qualification.
    • Government support. You can apply for the training visa for structured, workplace training under this category where you have the support of a government agency either in Australia on in your home country.
    • Professional development. Overseas employers can apply under this category when they want their employees to receive targeted professional development for the benefit of the organisation.

You can be either in Australia or overseas and you must lodge your visa application online.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the visa you must be either work for your sponsor, or be nominated or invited by a Commonwealth Government agency. You must also:

  • Be at least 18 years of age unless you are eligible for an exemption.
  • Only take part in training that meets one of the nomination types.
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements.
  • Speak English proficiently so you understand the training, and to meet occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and your family members while you stay in Australia.
  • Make arrangements for health insurance for you and any family members for the duration of stay.
  • Be genuine about only staying in Australia on a temporary basis.
  • Meet the requirements of the training program.

Employer sponsored visa

An employer sponsor must:

  • Provide you with the occupational training unless they have an exception.
  • Be either a foreign or Australian government agency, or a legal Australian organisation.
  • Be able to comply with their obligations as a sponsor.
  • No have identified anything unfavourable about you or your family members unless the Department of Immigration finds it reasonable to ignore.

Ability to nominate

To be eligible to nominate someone, the nominator must have been approved as a temporary activities sponsor or lodged an application to become one.

Training visa cost and processing times

The training visa will cost you $AU315 as the primary visa holder and there will be additional costs if you bring family members with you. You may also have to pay for police and health checks.

Eligible Skilled Occupations List

The following is a snapshot of the occupations on the Eligible Skilled Occupations List.

Item Number

Occupation

ANZECO Code

Assessing Authority

1.

Chef

351311

TRA

2.

Metallurgist

234912

VETASSESS

3.

Small Engine Mechanic

321214

TRA

4.

Actuary

224111

VETASSESS

5.

Agricultural Consultant

234111

VETASSESS

6.

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

342111

TRA

7.

Agricultural Engineer

233912

Engineers Australia

8.

Dancer or Choreographer

211112

VETASSESS

9.

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

253917

MedBA

10.

Economist

224311

VETASSESS

11.

Electrical Engineering Technician

312312

TRA

12.

Glazier

333111

TRA

13.

ICT Security Specialist

262112

ACS

14.

Landscape Architect

232112

VETASSESS

15.

Neurologist

253318

MedBA

16.

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

253913

MedBA

17.

Nurse Practitioner

254411

ANMAC

18.

Painting Trades Worker

332211

TRA

19.

Roof Plumber

334115

TRA

20.

Secondary School Teacher

241411

AITSL

21.

Shipwright

399112

TRA

22.

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

322211

TRA

23.

Fitter and Turner

323212

TRA

24.

Panel beater

324111

TRA

25.

Carpenter

331212

TRA

26.

Painting Trades Worker

332211

TRA

27.

Wall and Floor Tiler

333411

TRA

28.

Drainer

334113

TRA

29.

Social Worker

272511

AASW

30.

Footballer

452411

VETASSESS

Direct Migration Experts can help

Direct Migration Experts are registered migration agents with in depth knowledge of the requirements for the Training Visa subclass 407. It can be a complex process and take longer if you do not fill in the application correctly, the Department of Home Affairs has to verify your information or you do not include all the information required.

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