The 407 Visa is a Training Visa (temporary visa) for applicants wishing to undertake occupational training in Australia.

The Training Visa allows applicants to stay in Australia temporarily for up to two years to undertake occupational training with an Australian Employer or to attend a professional development training program.

Do you qualify for a visa?

There are three training categories:

1Occupational training required for registration.

This is workplace-based training you need where registration and licencing is mandatory to practice your occupation overseas or in Australia (for example, a doctor or solicitor).

2Structured workplace training to improve skills in an eligible occupation.

Completing a structured training program includes:

  • raining in Australia that is specifically tailored to your needs.
  • Relates to an occupation on the skilled occupations list.
  • You have recent, relevant experience of at least 12 months in the previous two years before you lodge your nomination.

3 Occupational training for capacity building overseas.

This includes the following categories:

  • An overseas qualification. This is structured training in the workplace to meet training plans for students studying in their home country and need to gain workplace experience in a practical environment to complete their degree or qualification.
  • Government support. You can apply for the training visa for structured, workplace training under this category where you have the support of a government agency either in Australia on in your home country.
  • Professional development. Overseas employers can apply under this category when they want their employees to receive targeted professional development for the benefit of the organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the visa you must be either work for your sponsor, or be nominated or invited by a Commonwealth Government agency.

You must also:

  • Be at least 18 years of age unless you are eligible for an exemption.
  • Only take part in training that meets one of the nomination types.
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements.
  • Speak English proficiently so you understand the training, and to meet occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and your family members while you stay in Australia.
  • Make arrangements for health insurance for you and any family members for the duration of stay.
  • Be genuine about only staying in Australia on a temporary basis.
  • Meet the requirements of the training program.

Australian Employer Requirements


Must be an approved Standard Business Sponsorship for subclass 407 category


Nominate an applicant from the 407 Occupation List:


Identify which training category the business like to support as part of the Nomination application


Provide a detailed Training Plan for the applicant

Eligible Skilled Occupations List

The following is a snapshot of the occupations on the Eligible Skilled Occupations List.

Item Number Occupation ANZSCO Code Assessing Authority
1. Chef 351311 TRA
2. Metallurgist 234912 VETASSESS
3. Small Engine Mechanic 321214 TRA
4. Actuary 224111 VETASSESS
5. Agricultural Consultant 234111 VETASSESS
6. Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 TRA
7. Agricultural Engineer 233912 Engineers Australia
8. Dancer or Choreographer 211112 VETASSESS
9. Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 253917 MedBA
10. Economist 224311 VETASSESS
11. Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 TRA
12. Glazier 333111 TRA
13. ICT Security Specialist 262112 ACS
14. Landscape Architect 232112 VETASSESS
15. Neurologist 253318 MedBA
16. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913 MedBA
17. Nurse Practitioner 254411 ANMAC
18. Painting Trades Worker 332211 TRA
19. Roof Plumber 334115 TRA
20. Secondary School Teacher 241411 AITSL
21. Shipwright 399112 TRA
22. Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 TRA
23. Fitter and Turner 324111 TRA
24. Panel beater 323212 TRA
25. Carpenter 331212 TRA
26. Painting Trades Worker 332211 TRA
27. Wall and Floor Tiler 333411 TRA
28. Drainer 334113 TRA
29. Social Worker 272511 AASW
30. Footballer 452411 VETASSESS

The training visa is a great opportunity for many Australian Business who seek to employer international qualified individuals to undertake further training in Australia, improve their skills and be paid while attending to the work.

Training visa cost and processing times

The training visa will cost an applicant $AU315 and there are additional costs for  additional family members.

Additional costs apply for Australian Employers and applications for Standard Business sponsorship, Training Plans and Nominations.

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