Subclass 407

Training Visa

The training visa – subclass 407 allows you to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities. These activities are meant to improve your job skills, area of tertiary study, field of expertise or in a professional development training program in Australia.

What if you want to apply for a longer stay?

You are not allowed to extend your stay with this visa. You may apply for another visa, for which different options are available.

Eligibility criteria

As a nominated skilled worker, you can live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely with the direct entry stream. You can sponsor eligible family members to come with you to Australia.

You can enrol in the Australian public healthcare scheme and apply for Australian citizenship if you are eligible.

You are allowed to travel in and out of Australia for five years. The visa costs $4,115 for the main applicant. There are additional charges when applying for family members, including your partner, dependent child and so on. You may also include a family member who holds a subclass 457 visa or subclass 482 visa.

Eligibility criteria for a direct entry stream 186 visa application

  • You must be under 45 years of age before applying for the direct entry stream 186 visa application. Some conditions may exempt you. You may connect with us to know more.
  • Your occupation must be listed in the relevant skilled occupation list. 
  • You must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience unless you are exempt.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment unless you are exempt.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian employer to apply for this visa. 
  • You must meet the health and character requirements. 
  • You must have at least a competent level of English.

The visa processing time for employer nomination visa subclass 186 may take 5 to 8 months. This time also depends on the information you have provided on the 186 visa application form.

What the training visa subclass 407 has to offer

The training visa allows an applicant to stay in Australia for up to two years depending on the type of training. Based on the purpose, the nomination requirements are different. This visa covers the following 3 types of occupational training:

  1. Occupational training required for registration
  2. Occupational training to improve skills in an eligible occupation
  3. Occupational training for capacity building overseas, which includes overseas qualification, government or professional support.
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