The Training Subclass 407 Visa is a short stay visa for people occupational training or professional development in Australia. The Training visa allows people to undertake occupational training in Australia to meet occupational registration or licensing requirements; to enhance skills in their occupation; or for capacity building overseas.
The visa is generally valid for stay in Australia for 2 years. The visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training specified in the visa application. You must also maintain your health insurance whilst in Australia.
The application must be lodged online. You can either be in Australia or overseas when lodging the application. Family members (spouses and children) can be included in the application.
COMMON VISA CRITERIA
There are two eligibility pathways for the visa. However, all applicants must show that they:
Have turned 18 (or can demonstrate exceptional circumstances)
Have functional English
Hold private health insurance
Have access to sufficient funds to support themselves in Australia
Genuinely intend to stay temporarily in Australia for the intended purpose
Meet health and character requirements
Sponsorship by an approved Temporary Activities Sponsor is required.
This stream requires a nomination by the sponsor to do one of the following activities in Australia:
Training required to obtain registration, membership or a licence to work in Australia or home country
Up to 6 months of practical experience, research or observation is required to obtain an overseas qualification
Training supported by a government agency or the applicant’s home government
Occupational training would generally require at least 70% of the training to be on-the-job versus classroom training.
This would require you to be working overseas in a management or professional position. Training is primarily classroom training and would need to be in skills relevant to your position.
The 407 visa is granted for a specific period, anywhere from six months to two years. The Immigration Case Officer will decide the length of the visa based on how much training they think you need. At the end of the 407 visa, you may be eligible for another type of visa.
If you are outside Australia at time of grant, this visa allows you to:
to travel to and enter Australia after your visa is granted and
remain in Australia during the stay period granted (up to a maximum of two years), which begins on the day you first enter Australia.
If you are in Australia at time of grant, this visa allows you to:
remain in Australia during the stay period granted (up to a maximum of two years), which begins on the date your visa is granted.
The duration of stay (stay period) you have been granted will be consistent with the requirements of your training position or professional development programme.
When you receive your visa, you are issued with a visa grant notification letter that explains the conditions of your visa, including the stay period and entry requirements.
NOMINATION BY AN EMPLOYER
Your employer must nominate you (and they cannot be a sole trader or an individual).
ELIGIBILITY FOR A 407 VISA
In the past 24 months, you must have worked or studied full time for at least 12 months, in the occupation that will be nominated. The nominated occupation must be on the 407 Training Visa Occupations List.
You can only work for your sponsor. You must work at least 30 hours per week and be paid at least the Award rate.
Visa processing time
A Training and Research (Subclass 407) Visa – Occupational Trainee Stream is processed in approximately 6 – 8 months. If your current visa is due to expire, we may be able to lodge your 407 visa so you can remain in Australia on a bridging visa during the processing time.