Subclass 407

Subclass 407

This visa allows applicants to undertake workplace-based training or professional development to improve their skills in their occupation

This visa is an alternative for those who: 

  • Have at least one year of full-time work experience; and
  • Does not have a relevant occupation in the SOL for a Subclass 482/186 visa.

Visa Benefits

The benefits of Subclass 407 for applicants include as below: 

  • Evidentiary Requirement: There are less stringent evidentiary requirements for Subclass 407 visa. 
  • Practical Work Experience: It allows you to have opportunities for practical work experience in Australia for up to two years.
  • Language Requirement: You only require Functional English to apply for Subclass 407 visa. 
  • Apply from Anywhere: You can apply offshore and onshore for this visa. 
  • Indirect pathway for Permanent Residency: You can apply for a permanent visa before it expires if you qualify.
  • Include your Family Members in your Application: You can bring your family members to Australia to accompany you.

Types of 407 visa

Nomination requirements for subclass 407 are different depending on the purpose or type of training you undertake. There are three types of occupational training covered by this visa:

Training To Obtain Registration

This nomination type allows applicants to be trained in their workplace to obtain registration and be employed in the occupation of the visa applicant.

Training for capacity building overseas

This nomination pathway includes three separate sub-pathways:

  1. Overseas Qualification
  2. Government Support
  3. Professional Support

Training to Improve Skills in An Eligible Occupation

This nomination stream allows visa applicants who have recent and suitable prior experience to enrol for structured workplace training programs that are:

  1. specifically tailored to the training needs of the nominated person; and 
  2. is concerning an occupation specified in the skilled occupation list.

Visa Eligibility

To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • Have an approved Sponsor.
  • Be nominated by your sponsor. 
  • Have adequate health insurance.
  • Have functional English.
  • Be a genuine temporary entrant.
  • Meet health and character requirements.

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    We are happy to answer
    any queries you may have

    Sponsoring Business FAQ

    Can my employee work with another company?

    No, your employee can only work for you.

    Can my employee work part-time?

    No. This visa requires that your employee work full time with you.

    Visa Applicant FAQ

    Can I change my sponsor?

    Yes. If you find another employer to sponsor you, the company can apply for you to be nominated for the same or different subclass (if eligible).

    How long does the visa last?

    Subclass 407 can only be granted for a maximum of two years.

    Which family members can be included in the visa application?

    You can include members of your family unit (“MOFU”) in your visa application. MOFU include:

    member of your family unit if they are your:

    1. Spouse or de-facto partner
    2. Child or step child; and:
      • have not turned 18; or
      • have turned 18, but have not turned 23, and are financially dependent on you or your partner; or
      • have turned 23 and are dependent on you or on the partner as they have a mental or physical disability that stops them from earning a living to support themselves
    3. grandchild or step-grandchild who is a dependent of a child who meets one of the criteria.

    A child is not eligible if they are engaged to be married or have a spouse or de-facto partner.

    Steps for application

    STEP 1: Apply for Sponsorship

    You need to be nominated by an approved temporary sponsor to apply for this visa. Our agents will work with your sponsoring organisation to apply for a temporary activity sponsorship if they are not already a sponsor.

    STEP 2: Apply for Nomination

    Once sponsorship has been lodged/approved, your sponsoring organisation must nominate a workplace-based training program (as outlined above). The Department will not consider the visa application unless the sponsorship is approved.

    STEP 3: Apply for Visa Application

    Once both sponsorship and nomination have been applied for, our Registered Migration Agents will apply for your Subclass 407 application and liaise with the Department on your behalf. We will ensure that all relevant documents are submitted at the time of lodgement to ensure faster processing of your visa application

    STEP 4: Undertake Health and Medical Checks

    Once you have applied for the visa, we recommend that you undertake your health and medical examination once we instruct you to do so. 


    STEP 5: Wait for Visa Outcome.

    Once all relevant documents are uploaded, we will wait for a visa application outcome. 

    Summary of cost estimates
    for your application

    We have summarised costs for a Subclass 407 visa as below. 

    Temporary Activities

    AUD 420

    Paid directly to the Department of Home Affairs.

    SAF Levy

    Not Applicable

    There is no SAF Levy fee applicable for a Subclass 407 visa.


    AUD 170

    Paid directly to the Department of Home Affairs.


    AUD 320

    $320.00 for the main applicant.



    Paid to the panel clinic that undertakes the medical examination for the applicants.



    Paid to the relevant authorities that issue police checks of the applicants.

    Common Visa Mistakes


    A training visa is difficult to process, much more than any other employer-sponsored visa. It is not uncommon for subclass 407 visa applicants to make mistakes in their application, resulting in a refusal. The following are common mistakes that can result in a rejection:

    • Failure to demonstrate the capacity to provide a structured training plan.
    • Lack of 12 months of relevant work experience within the last 24 months
    • Failure to meet the minimum English language requirement.
    • Failing the genuine temporary entrant test if they are applying for General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa.


    If applicants fail to meet this requirement, then it will lead to the refusal of their subclass 407 visa application.

    Processing Times

    75% of applications are processed in 22 Months
    90% of applications are processed in 24 Months

    22 Months
    24 Months

    COVID-19 Concession for Subclass 407

    Due to current workforce shortages, the Government has temporarily removed any work hour limits on secondary Training (subclass 407) visa holders’  across all sectors of the economy.

    This measure is currently in effect but is subjected to change without notice. 

    (UPDATED AS OF 26 MAY 2022)

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