TRAINING VISA – SUBCLASS 407
What is this Visa?
The training visa, subclass 407 allows people to come and remain in Australia temporarily by being sponsored by an organisation to participate in workplace-based training or a professional development training program in Australia.
The sponsor/employer can benefit from this program as it allows them access to semi-skilled or skilled individual who can contribute to the company, and at the same time the visa applicant/nominee can also benefit as it gives them the opportunity to upskill themselves via workplace-based training. The training offered to the employee or visa holder can be paid or unpaid training (as volunteers), hence providing more options for employer.
The visa holder, once granted a subclass 407 visa, can work and train with a sponsoring organisation for training and development purposes that are consistent with the purpose of the visa. However, this visa is not a working visa, so if your primary objective is to work in Australia, another visa type would be more appropriate.
The visa is generally granted for the period of training and can be for period of up to two years. Family members can be included in the visa application; however, they may have limited work rights.