Training Visa (Subclass 407)

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Benefits of the Training Visa

A training visa provides an opportunity to temporarily stay in Australia for occupational training or professional development purposes.

Under the 407 visa, you can engage in one of these occupational training types:

1. Training for Registration or Licensing: This is for individuals needing to obtain registration, membership, or licensing to practice an occupation either in their home country or in Australia.

2. Structured Workplace Training for Skill Enhancement: Aimed at individuals nominated by an approved temporary activities sponsor in Australia for a specified occupation in the eligible skilled occupations list, who need structured workplace training to enhance their occupational skills.

3. Training for Skill Sharpening or Competency Enhancement: This training is categorized into:

  • Overseas Qualification: For students at foreign educational institutions requiring practical training, research, or observation to complete their degree or qualification. Applying for a training visa under this category offers a valuable opportunity.
  • Government Support: For individuals supported by a government agency from their home country or Australia for structured workplace-based occupational training.
  • Professional Development: For overseas employers seeking a tailored professional development program for their employees to contribute to the organization’s growth.

Note: The SOL (Skilled Occupation List) was replaced by the STSOL (Short Term Skilled Occupation List) on 19th April 2017. There is now a combined list of eligible skilled occupations, set to be revised on July 1st, 2017, and updated biannually.

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Advantages of the Training Visa 407

This visa enables you to:

  • Submit your visa application from within Australia or from abroad
  • Reside in Australia for a duration of up to two years to undertake the specified training
  • Travel in and out of Australia as often as you wish while your visa remains valid
  • Include eligible family members to stay with you in Australia


Visa Applicants, Sponsors, and Nominators Eligibility Requirements


Applicant Eligibility for the Visa

  • Must be 18 years or older, with exceptions available
  • Require sponsorship by an approved entity for professional development or occupational training
  • Need nomination for a sanctioned occupation by an Australian organization, excluding Commonwealth agencies
  • Require an invitation for visa application if sponsored by a Commonwealth agency
  • Should receive direct occupational training from the sponsor, unless exemptions are in place
  • Must apply before 18th May 2017 if sponsored by an existing approved training, research, and professional development sponsor
  • Can only undertake occupational training that aligns with specific nomination eligibility categories
  • Need functional English proficiency for training and adhering to occupational health and safety standards
  • Should have a genuine temporary stay intention in Australia
  • Must fulfill health and character checks
  • Require adequate financial resources and health insurance for self and dependents throughout the Australian stay
  • Have to meet all specific requirements of the training program


Sponsorship Criteria for 407 Visa

  • Must be a legally operating Australian organization, government, or foreign government agency
  • Should provide direct occupational training, unless an exemption is granted
  • Cannot have adverse information about you or associates, unless deemed negligible by the Immigration Department
  • Need capability to fulfill sponsorship duties


Nomination Requirements for 407 Visa

  • Must already be an approved temporary activity sponsor, or
  • Must have applied for approval as a temporary activity sponsor

Nomination is contingent on approved sponsorship.

If you were approved as a training and research or professional development sponsor before 19 November 2016, you can use this approval to nominate someone for a Training visa (subclass 407) until 18 May 2017 or until your sponsorship remains valid.

Family Members to Include in the Visa Application

You can include the following family members in your visa application:

  • Partner (Married or de facto)
  • Your or your partner’s dependent child (up to 23 years of age)

You must provide evidence to prove the family relationship. You also need a written statement with approval from your sponsor to include your family members.

Financial Requirements

You must show proof of your financial ability to support yourself and any accompanying family members during your stay in Australia.

Health & Character Requirements

You and all dependent family members must:

  • Undergo medical examinations within 12 months of applying for the visa
  • Obtain police clearance from each country (you and family members) have lived in for 12 months or more in the past 10 years


Health Insurance

You and dependent family members must have coverage under Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare) unless your country has a reciprocal health agreement with Australia.

The health insurer can be based in Australia or your home country.

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Outstanding Debts to the Australian Government

You must clear any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before your visa is issued.

To learn more about the 407 visa or to determine if you meet the visa approval criteria, feel free to reach out to us for a detailed assessment by our group of certified migration consultants.