Training Visa (Subclass 407)

Australia Visa Overview

When it comes to moving to Australia, one of the most confusing aspects is the vast myriad of visa options you can choose as a basis for your Australia Visa application. One of these visa options is the Training Visa (Subclass 407) and to assist our visitors we have provided a high-level summary of this visa class below.

Training Visa (Subclass 407)

The Training (Class GF) (Subclass 407) visa allows visa holders to enter Australia to participate in occupational training activities, including classroom-based professional development activities with a designated sponsor.


  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to live in Australia to complete workplace-based training.
  • This is a Temporary visa and allows you to stay in Australia for up to two years.

Key Eligibility requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age unless you can demonstrate that exceptional circumstances exist.
  • You must have a sponsored who is or has applied to be a temporary activities sponsor.
  • You must be nominated to participate in the sponsor’s nominated program of occupational training.
  • The nominated program must be offered as a genuine training opportunity.
  • The nomination must meet one of the three eligibility types:
    • Occupational training required for registration
    • Occupational training to enhance skills (relevant Occupation list applies, Medium and Long Term Strategic Skilled List (MLTSSL), Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Regional Occupation List (ROL)).
    • Occupational training for capacity building overseas.
  • You must have at least ‘Functional English’.
  • You must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance.
  • You must have a genuine intention to stay temporarily in Australia and for the purpose of taking part in occupational training activities.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Australia.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.

Criteria and requirements relevant to Approval of nomination or Approval as a Temporary Activities Sponsor have NOT been included in the above summary. An approved sponsor and nomination are required for this visa.

Training Visa (Subclass 407) – Is this Visa type for you?

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Please note this is only a high-level summary of the Training Visa (Subclass 407)

The above is not an exhaustive list of requirements for the Training Visa (Subclass 407). This content on this page is provided for Getting Down Under visitors as general information purposes only, it is not immigration advice and must not be construed as such. While due care has been taken to ensure that the content is kept-up-to-date and correct, the accuracy of the information cannot be guarantee due to the frequent changes in migration law. Please view our Disclaimer for more information. Post Last Updated: 2020-10-12 11:34:14

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