The Training visa (subclass 407) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training or professional development. 

There are three types of occupational training (nomination eligibility types) covered by this visa: 

  • Workplace-based training required for registration 
  • Structured workplace-based training to enhance skills in an eligible occupation 
  • Training that promotes capacity building overseas, (this type includes the following categories: 
    • overseas qualification 
    • government support 
    • professional development. 

Note: Workplace-based occupational training (not including professional development) must be for at least 30 hours a week, of which no more than 30 per cent can be classroom-based. 


This visa allows you to: 

  • Take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, field of expertise 
  • Participate in a professional development training program in Australia. 

This visa is not appropriate for persons whose sole intention is to work. 



You must: 

  • Be nominated (unless your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency) 
  • Be invited (if your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency) 
  • Be 18 years of age 

Length of stay: Up to 2 years 



You might be able to get this visa if you: 

  • Are sponsored (by an approved sponsor of a relevant class) to participate in workplace-based occupational training activities or classroom-based professional development activities 
  • Are identified in an approved nomination by an Australian organisation (other than a Commonwealth agency) 
  • Are invited (if the sponsor is a Commonwealth agency) 
  • Meet the requirements of the visa 
  • Have functional English language skills, to do the training and meet occupational health and safety standards 
  • Have a genuine intention to stay temporarily in Australia 
  • Have adequate financial support for yourself and accompanying family members while in Australia 
  • Have adequate arrangements for health insurance while in Australia 
  • Meet health and character requirements 
  • Are at least 18 years of age (except in limited circumstances). 


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