Training visa (subclass 407) and Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408)

The new Training visa (subclass 407) and Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) have replaced the former Training and Research Visa (subclass 402) occupational trainee stream and research stream respectively.

Training Visa

This visa (subclass 407) enables people to visit ANU to undertake a structured training program to either enhance their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise. The training program should be a minimum of 30 hours per week and at least 70 per cent of this training must be workplace-based. The visa is valid for the period of the training or up to two years.

Temporary Activity Visa

This visa (subclass 408) enables professional academics to visit ANU on a temporary basis to observe or participate in an Australian research project. The visa is valid for the period of the research or up to 12 months.

Note: ANU is an approved sponsor for each of these visa types. As of the effective date  19 November 2016, sponsorship from the ANU is only required for the Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408), if the applicant will be staying in Australia for more than three months, or if they apply from within Australia. All Training visa (subclass 407) applications require sponsorship. A sponsorship letter is produced through the VaHA system once approval has been gained. This letter provides the visa applicant with the ANU sponsorship application details applicable to both visa types. All applications are now placed online through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s online application portal.


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