The Training Visa 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 up to two years. The visa allows a visitor to enter Australia on multiple occasions during the visa validity period, undertake the activity specified in their visa application and to bring eligible secondary applicants with them to Australia.
Types of occupational training
The types of occupational training include:
- training or practical experience in the workplace required for a person to obtain registration for employment in their occupation in Australia or in their home country
- a structured workplace training program to enhance a person's existing skills in an eligible occupation
- structured workplace training to enhance a person's skills and promote capacity building outside Australia.
Applicants applying for a subclass 407 Training visa must meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) eligibility requirements.
Most importantly, all visa applicants under the Training visa must be at least 18 years of age; seek to enter Australia to undertake occupational training directly related to their current occupation, field of study or expertise; have sufficient English language skills; have adequate financial support and health insurance for the duration of their stay and meet DIBP's health and character requirements.
Visa application process
The University's existing sponsorship for the former subclass 402 Training and Research visa is valid for sponsoring 407 visa applicants. As ANU is deemed a Commonwealth entity, we do not need to submit a nomination to support each visa application.
Step one- Invitation to Occupational Trainee
The local area will initiate a new VaHa form on behalf of the Occupational Traininee. Once the form has been completed by the local area and visa applicant, approval from the area delegate will automatically produce a sponsorship letter which is emailed automatically to the Trainee. In addition to the letter, the local area should also provide the following information (please contact the Recruitment Services team in Human Resources Division for more information)
- An outline of the structured workplace training program (including objectives, curriculum and specific tasks, duration and time-frames, supervisor details, learning outcomes and measurement of learning outcomes)
- Advise the Occupational Trainee of the appropriate ANZSCO occupation code to specify in the application form
- Advise the visitor that ANU is exempted from the nomination process (the application form requests a nomination ID number - applicant should tick the Not Applicable box.
Step two- Occupational Trainee applies for the Visa
The Occupational Trainee should complete the visa application online after creating a new account at ImmiAccount.
The applicant should attach all documents listed in the 407 visa checklist to their application. Processing times
Processing times vary, however the DIBP Visa Processing Time Service Standards for this visa is two-three months
A non-refundable application charge is payable by the visa applicant at time of lodging the visa.
Once the visa is granted, the visa holder should carefully read all conditions attached to it as advised in the letter of approval. Amongst others, the following conditions will apply:
- Work/activities undertaken restricted to that what was specified in the application
- Maintain adequate health insurance for the full duration of stay in Australia (for primary visa holder as well as any secondary applicants).
- Health insurance must be obtained in order to be granted this visa. The salary or wages payable to the Occupational Trainee (by either ANU or their home institution) must be in accordance with Australian labour laws and practices, at least the minimum federal award rate (see ANU Enterprise Agreement)
- Secure one or more offers of accommodation and ensure that the sponsored person has accommodation for the entire period of their stay in Australia
- Ensure a honorary status offer letter is received by the nominee, including sponsorship approval details, copy of Occupational Trainee sponsorship approval letter and an outline of the structured training plan
- Ensure the dates of the visa correspond to the dates in the honorary status offer letter
- Notify DIBP if the trainee ceases the training program before the agreed completion date
- Notify DIBP if there is a change in circumstances which may impact on the trainee's training program