Training Visa (Subclass 407) – Introductory Guide

Part A

Training Visa Introduction

Training Visa (Subclass 407) is a short-term visa which allows you to stay in Australia to complete a workplace-based occupational training or professional development training program to enhance your professional skills, tertiary study area, meeting occupational registration or licensing requirements.

This visa generally permits for stay in Australian for up to 2 years. You can apply it from both onshore or offshore and include members of the family unit in your application.

Training Visa Eligibility and Conditions


Before lodging the application, you must comply with the following requirements.

1. You must be sponsored by an approved temporary activities sponsor. For further information on how to become a sponsor, please refer to Part B of this article.

2. You must be nominated in a program of occupational training, except your sponsor is an Australian Commonwealth Government agency. There exist 3 types of occupational training covered by this visa:

  • Occupational training requirement for registration
    • for applicants who require registration, membership or a licence to work in Australia or their home country
  • Occupational training to improve skills in an eligible occupation
    • For applicants who wish to participate in structured training programs for occupations listed in the Skills Occupation List to improve their skills
    • The occupation has to specified on the list of eligible skilled occupations
    • In the past 24 months, you must have worked or studied full time for at least 12 months in the occupation.
  • Occupational training for capacity building overseas
    • Occupational training for capacity building overseas where the 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

3. You must be invited, if your sponsor is an Australian Commonwealth Government agency

4. You must be 18 years old or over at the time the Department decide your application

5. You must currently hold a valid temporary substantive visa that is not one of the following:

  • A subclass 403 (Temporary Work (International Relations) visa in the Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular stream) or
  • a Subclass 771 (Transit) visa or 
  • a Special Purpose Visa

If you are in Australia and do not hold a substantive visa, your last substantive visa may not be one of the above visas and your application must be filed within 28 days:

  • After your last substantive visa, you are no longer in effect or
  • After you receive an administrative appeal Tribnual’s decides to revoke and replace the decision to cancel your substantive visa or the Minister decides not to revoke the notice to cancel your substantive visa

6. You and your family members who apply for the visa with you must meet the health requirements

7. Anyone who is 16 years old or over must meet the character requirement

8. You must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.

9. You must be a genuine temporary entrant. This means you must merely intend to stay in Australia temporarily, do the things that are permitted on this visa.

10. You must have functional English.

11. You might not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused.

The following conditions might be attached to this visa:

Condition 8102
You can only work if it is related to your course of study or training.

Condition 8104
You are forbidden to work more than 40 hours a fortnight with a period of 14 days starting on a Monday.
If any of your family member is a primary student visa holder, you are restricted work in Australia until their course commenced.

Condition 8106
You cannot work in Australia unless it is relevant to the business or tasks specified in the visa application.

Condition 8107
You must work for your employer, nominated job, nominated position for your occupation.
You must hold a licence, registration or membership if it is mandatory to perform the occupation for which you were nominated.
If you stop working for the sponsor, your sponsor must inform the Department. You will have 28 days to find a new sponsor, apply for another visa and leave Australia.

Condition 8301
You must satisfy outstanding public interest criteria after you enter Australia and before the visa ceases.

Condition 8303
You must not involve in any activities disruptive to or violence threatening harm to the Australian community or group within the Australian community.

Condition 8501
You must have a health insurance for the whole of your stay

Condition 8502
You must not enter Australia before person specified in the visa has entered Australia.

Condition 8503
While you are in Australia, you are unable to make a valid visa application for any new substantive visa other than a protection visa.

Condition 8516
You must meet the criteria for the grant of the visa continuously.

Condition 8522
You must not leave Australia with or before the member of your family unit.

Condition 8525
You must leave Australia on the date or within the period by the transport specified on your grant letter.

Condition 8526
You must notify you in writing of your place of residence in Australia 7 days prior to the expiration of your visa.

Training Subclass 407 Visa Checklist

  • Identity documents such as current passport
  • Sponsor documents such as a sponsor approval letter or receipt, your sponsor’s nomination approval letter or receipt and a written statement from the sponsor stating they will meet their obligation for you and al dependent family members
  • If this is volunteer position, Form 1283 Acknowledgment of unpaid placement-visa applicant and Form 1284 Acknowledgment of unpaid placement- sponsor
  • Financial support documents such as
    • bank statement,
    • a letter from your financial institution stating your financial position,
    • employment contracts
    • documents showing allowances, accommodation and stipends from your sponsor while you are in Australia
    • if you are currently or were previously an AusAID or Foreign Affairs supported student provide a copy of the letter of support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Health insurance evidence
  • Functional English evidence
  • Workplace-based activity documents
    • a copy of the nomination approval letter or receipt for submitting the nomination application
    • a copy of your qualifications and curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Professional Development documents
    • a copy of the nomination approval letter or receipt 
  • Occupational training required for registration
    •  a letter from the relevant regulatory body for the occupation in Australia or your home country including name and name and the nominated training
  • Character document such as Australian police certificate
  • Partner documents
    • Provide your partner’s:
      1. identity documents
      2. character documents
      3. marriage certificate
      4. documents about other relationships, if applicable
    • For de facto relationships provide either:
      1. evidence that your relationship is registered by an Australian State or Territory
      2. enough documents to prove you have been in a de facto relationship with your partner for at least 12 months before you apply
    • For both married and de facto applicants you must provide evidence that you are in a genuine and continuing relationship. Evidence can include but is not limited to:
      1. joint bank account statements
      2. billing accounts in joint names
      3. joint leases or mortgages
      4. documents that show your partner has lived at the same address as you
  • Dependants under 18 documents
    1. copies of birth certificates or the family book showing the names of both parents of all your dependent children
    2. copies of the adoption paper, if applicable
    3. Form 1229 Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years. Otherwise, an Australian court order that allows your child to migrate to Australia
  • Dependants over 18 documents
    1. identity documents
    2. documents about their other relationships, if applicable
    3. character documents
    4. proof of your relationship with the dependent such as a birth certificate or adoption papers
    5. Form 47a Details of a child or other dependent family member aged 18 years or over
    6. proof of financial dependency such as bank statements, money transfers and rent receipts

Training Subclass 407 Visa Application Process

Step 1: Ensure your sponsoring organisation has applied and approved as a sponsor

Step 2: Prepare your documents

Step 3: Lodge this visa online via ImmiAccount

Step 4: Visa outcome

Training Subclass 407 Visa Estimate Cost

The visa costs AUD 415 for the main applicant.(Update date:2024.07)

Training Subclass 407 Visa Processing Time

  • 50% of applications: 40 Days
  • 90% of applications: 6 Months

(Update date:2024.07)

Training Subclass 407 Visa Frequently Asked Question

What if my Visa is refused?
You will be informed of reasons for the refusal and of your appeal rights to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Can I stay longer after my visa expires?
No. You can no longer stay in Australia by extending this visa. However, you can apply for another visa.

 Part B

What is the purpose of becoming a sponsor?

This application was introduced on 19 November 2016. You should apply for temporary activities sponsor if you want to sponsor an applicant for the following visas:

  • Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408), or
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) or
  • Training visa (subclass 407)


Your business must be an Australian organisation lawfully established and operating in Australia such as

  • a company,
  • body corporate,
  • partnership,
  • non-profit organisation or
  • an unincorporated body (other than an individual, sole proprietor or sole trader) or
  • an Australian Commonwealth, state or territory government agency or
  • a foreign government agency lawfully operating in Australia, such as a consular or diplomatic mission, foreign tourist or media bureau, trade office or other foreign national government entity or
  • an international organisation recognised by Australia and lawfully operating in Australia, such as the United Nations or
  • an organisation that operates a superyacht, or the owner or captain of a superyacht or
  • a sporting organisation lawfully operating in Australia or
  • a religious institution lawfully operating in Australia. 

Training visa (subclass 407)

To sponsor someone for a Training visa (subclass 407) you must be able to show you can directly provide training, unless you are a national Australian Commonwealth Government agency or have an exemption.

You may be exempt from the requirement to provide occupational training directly if:

  • the sponsor is supported by an Australian Commonwealth Government agency
  • the sponsor is identified in the legislative instrument
  • the occupational training is provided as outlined in the legislative instrument


For evidence of lawful operation in Australia

  • Certificate of registration for tax purposes showing your Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Business names extract, if you operate under a trading name
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registration and historical company extract, if your organisation is a company
  • the pages listing the parties to your franchise agreement and the signature pages of the agreement, if you operate under a franchise
  • the pages listing the parties to the trust and signature pages of the trust deed, if you operate under a trust
  • ASIC registration and historical company extract, if the trustee of the trust is a company
  • a tax exemption certificate, if your organisation is not for profit

For Evidence you can meet your obligations

  • your bank statements for at least the previous 6 months
  • your most recent tax return
  • your profit and loss statements and balance sheets for the last financial year
  • a letter of support from a qualified accountant who is CPA, CA or Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) registered
  • a letter of support from a reputable financial institution that clearly summarises your organisation’s ability to meet its financial responsibilities

For Religious organisations:

  • ATO income tax exemption charity endorsement
  • a statement that shows how many members your congregation has and details of your organisation’s activities
  • a copy of your memorandum and articles of association, constitution, rules or charter
  • a letter from your local council stating your organisation’s address is an approved place of worship

For Businesses that have been operating for less than 12 months

  • Detailed business plan
  • Contract of sale for the purchase of the business
  • Lease agreement for the business premises
  • Contracts for Service Provision
  • evidence that you employ staff
  • Business Activity Statements for each complete quarter from the date you commenced operations to the date of lodgement
  • Bank Statements

Evidence of lawful operation for owners, operators and captains of superyachts does not need to indicate evidence of lawful operation in Australia but need to provide:

  • Vessel’s registration papers and survey, or
  • insurance papers for the vessel

Application Process

Step 1: Gather evidence from the checklist

Step 2: You can Lodge your application online and pay the fee via ImmiAccount. When you apply, you will be given a transaction reference number or TRN. Please give this to your proposed employee as they will need it for their visa.

Step 3: You will be informed in writing of your application outcome. Please read though your obligations and note down your sponsorship approval number and your approval expiry date.

How long sponsorship approval lasts

The sponsorship approval lasts 5 years from the date the visa is granted.

Processing times

  • 50% of applications: 40 Days
  • 90% of applications: 6 Months

(Update date:2024.07)


The visa costs AUD 415 for the main applicant.(Update date:2024.07)

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