Subclass 407

Training Visa - 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.

From 1 July 2023, work restrictions for secondary applicants on a 407 Training visa will be capped at 40 hours per fortnight.

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

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.

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

This nomination pathway includes three separate sub-pathways:

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

Subclass 407 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.

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.

Steps to Apply for a Subclass 407 Visa

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. 

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    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.

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