Part A – Please read Part A if you are an applicant.
Part B – Please read Part B if you want to become a temporary activities sponsor.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
You can only work if it is related to your course of study or training.
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.
You cannot work in Australia unless it is relevant to the business or tasks specified in the visa application.
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.
You must satisfy outstanding public interest criteria after you enter Australia and before the visa ceases.
You must not involve in any activities disruptive to or violence threatening harm to the Australian community or group within the Australian community.
You must have a health insurance for the whole of your stay
You must not enter Australia before person specified in the visa has entered Australia.
While you are in Australia, you are unable to make a valid visa application for any new substantive visa other than a protection visa.
You must meet the criteria for the grant of the visa continuously.
You must not leave Australia with or before the member of your family unit.
You must leave Australia on the date or within the period by the transport specified on your grant letter.
You must notify you in writing of your place of residence in Australia 7 days prior to the expiration of your visa.
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
You can find all information in relation to the cost of this visa on the Department website.
The visa costs AUD315 for the main applicant.
There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.
Please be aware that other costs may applies such a health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
Visa Pricing Estimator is available online at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/visa-pricing-estimator?visa=482-64. Please note that the estimator does not take into account the other costs.
As indicated in the Department website, it is usually ranging from 4 months to 11 months to proceed the application.
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.
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:
Your business must be an Australian organisation lawfully established and operating in Australia such as
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:
For evidence of lawful operation in Australia
For Evidence you can meet your obligations
For Religious organisations:
For Businesses that have been operating for less than 12 months
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:
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.
The sponsorship approval lasts 5 years from the date the visa is granted.
Processing times vary.
The cost this application is AUD420.
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