TRAINING VISA (SUBCLASS 407)

The former 402 Training and Research visa comprised the Training component, which is now the 407 Training visa, and the Research component, which has been absorbed into the new 408 Temporary Activity visa. The former Occupational Training (442) visa has been absorbed into the 407 visa.

The 407 Training visa is subject to the skilled occupations lists. Because of the replacement of the SOL/CSOL by the new MLTSSL/STSOL on 19 April 2017, transitional arrangements apply so that:

  • For those who had applied for the 407 visa before 19 April 2017 but not yet decided, they will continue to be subject to the old SOL/CSOL, and
  • Those who had applied for the 407 visa before 18 March 2018 but not yet decided, they will continue to be subject to the MLTSSL and STSOL per IMMI 18/006 [repealed from 18 March 2018], and
  • For those who lodge their applications on or after 18 March 2018, they will be subject to the new MLTSSL, STSOL or ROL in legislative instrument IMMI 18/050.

OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING

  • The 407 Training visa is primarily for persons seeking to be in Australia for workplace-based occupational training.
    An ‘occupational trainee sponsor’ must be an Australian organisation lawfully operating in Australia, or a government agency

For registration etc (Reg 2.72B(2))

  • The applicant has the necessary qualifications, experience and English language skills to undergo the training program, which must be workplace based, and
  • The applicant, if a student in Australia, has completed a principal course for which the training is closely related, and seeks occupational training of not more than 12 months, or
  • That the specified period of training is necessary for the applicant to obtain registration or licensing, and registration or licensing is necessary for obtaining employment, either in Australia or in the applicant’s home country.

For skills enhancement (Reg 2.72B(3))

  • The applicant has the appropriate English language skills to undergo the training program,
  • The training program and duration must be structured and workplace based, and specifically tailored to meet the training needs of the applicant, and
  • The applicant has had at least 12 months experience in the last 24 months in the occupation for which the person is seeking training.

For capacity building overseas – overseas qualifications (Reg 2.72B(4))

  • The applicant is required to undergo occupational training of not more than 6 months duration in practical experience, research or observation, and
  • The training is required for acquisition of an overseas qualification, and
  • The training is structured and workplace based, and specifically tailored to the training needs of the applicant.

For capacity building overseas – government support (Reg 2.72B(5))

  • The applicant’s occupational training is supported by a government agency or the government of the applicant’s home country, and
  • The training is structured and workplace based, and specifically tailored to the training needs of the applicant.

For capacity building overseas – professional development (Reg 2.72B(6)

  • This is a legacy of the original 470 Professional Development visa, where a training agreement had been reached between an Australian training organisation and an overseas organisation, and
  • This program provides training to employees of the overseas organisation employed in a managerial or professional position, and
  • The training will be relevant to the development of the applicant’s managerial or professional
    skills, and will be pertinent to the business activities of the overseas organisation, and
  • The training will be primarily face to face teaching in a classroom environment.

In 1502923 (Migration) [2016] AATA 3798,26 Australian Academy of Management and Science had sought to seek sponsorship status as a training and research sponsor, but had not submitted a detailed training plan. After its application was refused at the primary stage, it sought a review at the Tribunal, and after a revised and more detailed training plan was submitted, the application was eventually approved.

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