Paid Professional Internship Program with Training Visa (407) Sponsorship

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Who is this program for?

This program (the AIPP Paid Professional Internship with Training Visa (407) Sponsorship Program) is a highly specialised program made for candidates who are either currently in Australia, or offshore, and want to do a paid internship in Australia in either the hospitality or cookery fields for 6-24 months under an Australian Training Visa (407) sponsorship organised for you by AIPP.

While it is true that it is indeed a common outcome for candidates who have held an Australian Training Visa (407) to receive offers from employers to extend their sponsorship to a “Temporary Work (Skilled) visa 457”, under which a qualified candidates may then apply for Australian Permanent Residency, this program should not be considered a pathway to Australian Permanent Residency. Rather, its purpose is that of developing the candidate’s skills in a profession they are already somewhat skilled/experienced in to help them progress to the next stage of their career (and receive payment while they do the program).

What are the main components of this program?

  1. Development of your skills to meet your desired occupational title
  2. Australian training visa (407) sponsorship
  3. AIPP Interview training & mentoring
  4. Sourcing of a paid internship placement at a reputable Australian employer
  5. Full program customisation to your preferences
  6. Ongoing support & mentoring for the duration of your program

What are the key benefits of doing this program?

  1. Genuine, strong chance for you to receive an offer of ongoing employment upon the successful completion of your program from your AIPP Host Company
  2. Gain paid work experience in your field / industry of choice as well as mentoring, exposure, and training to the areas within your profession you need to develop your skills in to take you to the next stage of your career (please refer to the STSOL Guide)
  3. Exposure to professional contacts within your preferred field / industry of choice for future career opportunities
  4. Boost your employability in the Australian labour market through the development/refinement/recognition of your practical skills
  5. Development of your confidence, interview skills, communication skills, cross-cultural skills, resume skills, & more
  6. Receive an AIPP Certificate of Completion, and a letter of recommendation from your AIPP Host Company
  7. Inclusion in AIPP’s Talent Pool, through which you may be introduced to Australian companies looking to hire students/graduates

Understanding the spirit of the Training Visa (407)

Although the Training Visa (407) is strictly intended for Genuine Temporary Entrants (GTEs), in every instance the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) always aims to serve Australia’s greater migration needs, which means that as a Training Visa (407) applicant, even though you intend to return to your home country or another country after your internship in Australia, you need to be aiming to join an internship that will fill your skill gap, upon the achievement of which will result in you qualifying for an occupation specified in the Australian Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), so check the list for what occupations Australia requires a greater participation of workers in that your skill gap / professional skill development goals naturally and genuinely align with, as your internship under your AIPP Internship Program will have to be in that occupational role / industry.

Therefore, for you determine whether your qualification(s) are “relevant” or not, you must first:

  1. Review the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and genuinely check that the skill gap you are trying to fill matches with one of the occupation titles included on the list
  2. Then consider if your qualification is relevant to that occupation

Please note that for applicants who do not qualify for the Training Visa (407) by right of a qualification merit basis, you will be required to prove that you qualify based on an experience merit basis instead, for which the criteria is as follows:

  • Again, you must have an existing expertise / area of work experience that is aligned with / working toward qualifying for an occupation on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
  • You have a skill gap in that area you are trying to fill through that occupation, under your AIPP Program
  • Either:
    • You have work experience in the field you are applying for that spanned for a minimum of 12 months, which you completed within the last 18 months, or
    • You are able to prove you worked a minimum of 38 hours per week in that position (eg via tax statements / income statements / pay slips or maybe a reference letter from their company’s HR department)
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Subject to changes since the time of writing, some of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations in the Hospitality / Restaurant space include:

  • Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
  • Baker
  • Cafe or Restaurant Manager
  • Cook
  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Pastry cook

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Your Compensation

Remuneration rates congregate around the Australian minimum wage payment requirements ranging between AUD$35,000 to around AUD$70,000 (per year). These variances are broad as they depend on a multitude of factors including but not limited to:

  • Inclusions of additional forms of compensation such as accommodation, meals, etc
  • The host company your internship is with / work terms & conditions
  • How many hours you work / what times of the day you work
  • Your level of experience / your performance, etc

Below is a list of condition ranges that are common among remuneration rates and packages from host companies:

  • Renumeration starting from around AUD$17 per hour; and is sometimes adjusted if packaged to include accommodation, meals, etc
  • Working hours range from 38-60 hours per week, 1-3 days off per week
  • Transport allowance, air tickets, etc., are typically not provided, however this depends on the host company
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Some hotels that participate in this program as host company partners provide candidates with accommodation as part of their renumeration package. In these cases, a candidate’s hourly rate of renumeration is sometimes ambiguous to calculate as rent per week is a fixed renumeration point, while the hours a candidate worked may have varied. In any case, however, all host companies are required to abide by Australia’s minimum wage requirements, so the inclusion of accommodation in a renumeration package can generally be considered a positive thing.

Depending on the structure of your contract with your host company, you may have 9% of your earnings deposited to your superannuation account (retirement fund) by your host company on your behalf to help you save and invest for your future.

Program Delivery Process Flow

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 1/12: Enquiry & Enrolment
  • Duration: N/A
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: N/A

Stage Details:

Program Offering:

This is a highly specialised program and is currently only on offer under the following conditions:

  • Program Duration: 6 to 24 months
  • Internship Industries: 
    • Hospitality
    • Food & Beverage
  • Occupation Titles:
    • Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
    • Baker
    • Cafe or Restaurant Manager
    • Cook
    • Hotel or Motel Manager
    • Pastry cook

The necessity for these restrictions derives from the program’s Training Visa (407) application requirements, wherein applicants of the Training Visa (407) must meet a strict variety of eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be of good health and character
  • Be at least 18 years of age near to the time of application
  • Have a genuine intention to undertake the occupational training program
  • Have a minimum English ability of:
    • IELTS 4.5 average or equivalent for entry level roles
    • IELTS 6.0 average or equivalent for guest-facing and or managerial roles
  • Meet at least one of the two following criteria:
    • Qualification Merit Basis: Hold a relevant qualification of at least a diploma level for which the study duration spanned for a minimum of 12 months, which you completed within the last 18 months, OR
    • Experience Merit Basis: Have at least 12 months of related work experience in which you worked 38 hours per week or more
  • Be able to demonstrate sufficient emergency funds (in case you have eg a medical emergency upon arriving in Australia)

Additionally, the candidate will be asked to specify which of the Australian Department of Immigration’s Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) occupation titles the candidate wishes to aspire to achieve through this program.

As per the above, this program supports enrolment applications for the following occupation titles:

  • Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
  • Baker
  • Cafe or Restaurant Manager
  • Cook
  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Pastry cook

How to Enrol:

Once you have reviewed the eligibility criteria (above), you’re welcome to check your eligibility via our conditional-logic enrolment form which will provide you an answer as to whether you pass the preliminary screening criteria.

If you pass this stage, the form will take you to a Successful Application Response Page, from which you will be invited to complete your program fee payment of USD$200 for your application to enter Stage 2: Detailed Application Review

Would you like to know if you qualify?

Want to talk with us before you join?

AIPP has hundreds of dedicated representative agents around the world who consult customers on our programs / opportunities you can book a consultation with, and visit face-to-face.

Alternatively, AIPP’s Customer Service Staff are always friendly and happy to help answer questions, assisting you to make the right decision for you to advance your career.

To see our Customer Service contact details, and our growing list of friendly representative agents, simply check out our Contact Us page

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 2/12: Detailed Application Review
  • Duration: 1-2 weeks
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: USD$200
  • Refundable component: N/A

Stage Details:

Detailed Application Review

Candidates will be required to provide a USD$200 deposit of the program fees to commence the Detailed Application Review. Upon receipt of this instalment, the candidate will progress through this stage as per the below

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Part 1: Documentation Review

First you will need to provide AIPP your documents for a detailed assessment, to verify your eligibility for the visa.

  • Resume with a detailed account of your past work experience
  • Certificates of qualifications
  • Copy of your visa (if existent)
  • A profile photo
  • Etc

Once received, AIPP will assess your documents in accordance with the visa eligibility criteria.

Successful Candidates:

Successful candidates will be emailed the outcome of their submission, advising them that they have met the preliminary requirements, and will progress as below

Failed Candidates:

Failed candidates will be emailed a Detailed Application Review Outcome Report regarding their submission, advising of their shortcomings in an effort to assist candidates with a successful re-attempt at enrolling into the program in the future, and be invited to a consultation for an alternate solution to achieve their goal, if they do not meet the requirements of the 407 training visa.

Candidates who fail this stage of the program will not be required to pay any further program fee payments, and will not be eligible for a refund of the program fees provided to conduct the Detailed Application Review.

Please note: If your first application is unsuccessful and you subsequently complete the advised criteria of your Detailed Application Review Outcome Report, you will then be able to re-enrol, and will not ​ be charged the Detailed Application Review fee again.

Part 2: Character Assessment Interview

As visa sponsorship is a highly sensitive matter for Australian employers, and is a component of this program, candidates who successfully pass the documentation review part of the detailed application review stage will then be asked to participate in an interview with an AIPP consultant via Skype (or Google Hangouts, etc) for the purpose of a character assessment.

Candidates are able to specify a broad variety of days / times they are available to be interviewed as AIPP has a team of interviewers designated for this purpose. To see information about our interviews including interview availability times, please visit our appointment booking system here

Successful Candidates:

Successful candidates will be advised by email of the outcome of their interview, and advised they may proceed to Stage 3: Admission

Failed Candidates:

Failed candidates will be advised by email of the outcome of their interview as well as be provided the consultant’s feedback as to their reasoning for their decision.

Candidates who fail this stage of the program will not be required to pay any further program fee payments, and will not be eligible for a refund of the program fees provided to conduct the Detailed Application Review.

Please note: If your first application is unsuccessful and you subsequently complete the advised criteria of your Detailed Application Review Outcome Report, you will then be able to re-enrol, and will not ​ be charged the Detailed Application Review fee again.

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Stage Overview:

  • Stage 3/12: Admission
  • Duration: 1-2 weeks
  • Fees required to commence this stage: Remaining program fees, paid in full (USD$5,300)
  • Refundable component: USD$4,900 (upon failure of stages 3-7 inclusive)

Stage Details:

Candidates who successfully reach this stage will be required to provide their outstanding program fees in full to commence this stage of the program.

The USD$4,900 refund is applicable in the event of AIPP’s failure to provide full delivery of any of the following stages:

  • Stage 3: Admission
  • Stage 4: Skills Audit
  • Stage 5: Interview Preparation
  • Stage 6: Interview & Placement
  • Stage 7: Signing of Placement

Upon AIPP’s receipt of this instalment, the following steps will occur:

  1. The candidate will be provided an AIPP Certificate of Enrolment to formally acknowledge their admission into the program
  2. The candidate will be asked to specify which of the Australian Department of Immigration’s Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) occupation titles the candidate wishes to aspire to achieve through this programAs at the time of writing, this program supports the following occupation titles (for reference see tab Training Visa (407)):
    • Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
    • Baker
    • Cafe or Restaurant Manager
    • Chef
    • Cook
    • Hotel or Motel Manager
    • Pastry cook
  3. Once the candidate has decided which occupation title they will aspire for, the candidate will then be required to update their existing resume using AIPP’s Proven Resume Template which will be provided to the candidate at this time.
  4. Upon updating their resume, the candidate will then need to e-mail their updated resume to AIPP for professional polishing
  5. Once resume is polished, AIPP will share the resume professionally polished by AIPP back to the candidate for the candidate’s reference / future use.

Once the above steps are completed, the candidate will then progress to the next stage of the program; Stage 4: Skills Audit

Successful Candidates:

Candidates who successfully pass stages 3-7 will naturally progress to the next stage of the program; Stage 8: Training Plan Development

Failed Candidates:

Progression within the program will come to an end for candidates who unfortunately fail a stage between 3-7.

Candidates who fail one of these stages will not be required to pay any further program fee payments, and will be eligible for a refund of USD$4,900 of the program fees provided for stages 3-7.

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 4/12: Skills Audit
  • Duration: 1-3 weeks
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: USD$4,900 (upon failure of stages 3-7 inclusive)

Stage Details:

What is the Skills Audit stage?

As per the requirements of the Training Visa (407), the purpose of the Training Visa (407) under this program is to support candidates in developing their skills in a profession they are already somewhat skilled/experienced in to help them progress to the next stage of their career.

This means that AIPP must audit your current skills as well as ascertain the degree to which they are already refined, such that AIPP can then gauge what skill developments you require to meet your next career objective (i.e., the CSOL occupation title you are aspiring to achieve through this program).

Based on the gaps (between your current skills, and your career objective) identified in this skills audit, and in conjunction with the details you have provided in your resume and the documentation from part 1 of the Detailed Application Review stage, AIPP will then use this information to:

  1. Ascertain which AIPP host company meets the necessary requirements for you to be able to gain the experiences / exposure / training / mentoring / etc., necessary for you to develop the skills you have gaps in
  2. And later, once your internship placement is successfully confirmed & formalised in the form of a contract between you and the host company, AIPP will use the gaps identified in your skills audit to develop your Structured Training Plan – the core document the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) will use when assessing your Training Visa (407) application.
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Stage Overview:

  • Stage 5/12: Interview Preparation
  • Duration: 1-3 weeks
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: USD$4,900 (upon failure of stages 3-7 inclusive)

Stage Details:

In this stage, you will begin your one-to-one interview training & practice, including but not limited to:

  • Designation of an AIPP Success Mentor to support and mentor you throughout your whole program
  • Up to 5 x 45 minute one-to-one online interview practice sessions with AIPP’s professional interview trainers
  • Worksheets on key training materials
  • AIPP Training guides on:
    • How to research a company properly before your interview
    • LinkedIn profile guides and tips to polish it
    • How to dress / what to bring to your interview
    • What to do when you arrive for your interview
    • Modern interview question examples and successful answering techniques
    • What to write in a thank you email after your interview
    • What to do in the 20 minutes before your interview
    • Interview Preparation
    • Business Development Skills
    • Professional Presentation Instructions

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 5/12: Interview & Placement
  • Duration: 2-6 weeks
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: USD$4,900 (upon failure of stages 3-7 inclusive)

Stage Details:

Once you are part-way though your 5x one-to-one training sessions with AIPP’s Success Mentors, AIPP’s Corporate Engagement Division will begin organising your internship position with one of our host company partners that can provide you the experience, training, mentoring, etc., necessary for you to close your skill gaps and meet the occupational title you are aspiring to achieve.

In this stage, you will have an interview with an AIPP host company generally either via Skype or phone, which AIPP will coordinate on your behalf based on your availabilities, and that of the interviewer in the host company

You will have up to three interviews organised for you with different host companies in this stage

Each interview will be organised once the response from the initial host company is known

Second and third interviews will only be organised if the outcome of the previous interview requires it

Once the host company have confirmed with AIPP that they will accept you, the host company will issue AIPP a letter of offer which AIPP will then review, negotiate, and verify on your behalf

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 7/12: Signing of Placement
  • Duration: N/A
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: USD$4,900 (upon failure of stages 3-7 inclusive)

Stage Details:

  1. You will then need to sign and return the letter of offer / contract to AIPP
  2. AIPP will then provide a copy with our host company partner
  3. Your program will then progress to Stage 8: Structured Development Plan

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 8/12: Training Plan Development
  • Duration: 1-3 weeks
  • Refundable component: USD$4,400 (upon failure of this stage)

Stage Details:

As mentioned in the Stage 4: Skills Audit description, your Structured Development Plan is the core document the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) will use when assessing your Training Visa (407) application and is often over 100 pages. Your Structured Development plan will be prepared expertly by AIPP ensuring it addresses all your skill gaps as identified in Stage 4: Skills Audit and will be composed in consultation with both you and the host company to ensure that it meets your occupational title aspiration.

Once the Structured Training Plan is prepared, you will be asked to provide AIPP evidence of your registration to a health insurance policy as the policy will be required to be included in your visa application. AIPP can assist you in registering for your health insurance policy and guide you in terms of what your policy will need to include.

Once this is received, your program will then progress to Stage 9: Visa Application

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 9/12: Visa Application
  • Duration: 2-3 weeks
  • Refundable Component: USD$4,400 (if your Visa Nomination is refused)*
  • Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) Fee: USD$250 (required to commence this stage)
  • Professional Migration Agent Service Fee: USD$800 (required to commence this stage)

*If your Visa Nomination gets rejected, you will receive a refund of USD$4,400 which means you will only have paid 20% of the total program fees. Our refund policy is deliberately structured such that you can be assured you will fairly get what you pay for, and our incentives are aligned with yours (for your program to be a success).

Stage Details:

  • AIPP will then send you an Acceptance Letter and Payment Advice of the Application Processing Fee
  • At this stage the candidate will be asked to pay the migration application fee of AUD$1,000 and DIBP fee AUD$285.
  • You will then be required to sign the Acceptance Letter and make the Application Processing Fee payment to AIPP.
  • Upon receipt of payment AIPP will send the:
    • Structured Training Plan Agreement and
    • 1283 Form to you to sign
  • You then need to sign the:
    • Sponsor Acceptance Letter
    • Structured Training Plan Agreement and
    • 1283 Form
  • You will then need to emails these documents to AIPP
  • You then need to prepare a bank statement showing reserve savings to cover you in the event of emergencies / accidents for the duration of your internship, and print out 2 copies of the I402 Form
  • AIPP will then submit the:
    • Sponsorship
    • Nomination, and
    • Visa Application

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 10/12: Visa Acceptance
  • Duration: N/A
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: N/A

Stage Details:

Successful Candidate:

  • We will advise you by email and phone of the outcome of your application
  • Your visa will then be issued electronically so there is no requirement of visa stamping at the Australia Embassy before travel
  • We will contact you to schedule your flight, accommodation, and airport pickup, etc., for you to come to Australia to start your internship

Failed Candidate:

Failed candidates will be emailed a Visa Application Report regarding their Application, advising of their shortcomings in an effort to assist candidates with a successful re-attempt at enrolling into the program in the future, and be invited to a consultation for an alternate solution to achieve their goal, if they do not meet the requirements of the 407 training visa.

Candidates whose Visa Nomination has been rejected will:

  • Not be required to pay any further program fee payment
  • Be eligible for a refund totalling USD$4,400.

Please note:

  • In the majority of cases, if your Visa Nomination is rejected, we will source an alternate Sponsor / Visa Nomination for you as a complementary component of your program.
Candidates whose Visa Application has been rejected will:

  • Not be required to pay any further program fee payment
  • Be eligible for a refund totalling USD$3,000.

Please note:

  • If your first Visa Application at this stage is unsuccessful and you are able to overcome the Department of Immigration & Border Protection’s refusal criteria as per the report you will have received, you will then be able to re-enrol, and will not ​be charged the Detailed Application Review fee again.

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 11/12: Entry into Australia
  • Duration: N/A
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: N/A

Stage Details:

Onshore Candidates:

If you are in Australia as at the time of your approval, you will be able to start your internship at the agreed date for the agreed duration supported by the visa.

Thereafter, your will remain in Stage 12: Monitoring & Support of the program until your program duration is met.

Offshore Candidates:

If you are not in Australia as at the time of application, you will then be able to depart to Australia with your visa documentation to start your internship at the agreed date for the agreed duration supported by the visa.

Thereafter, your will remain in Stage 12: Monitoring & Support of the program until your program duration is met.

Stage Overview:

  • Stage 12/12: Monitoring & Support
  • Duration: Duration of your internship placement
  • Instalment required to commence this stage: N/A
  • Refundable component: N/A

Finally… welcome to Australia!

We look forward to serving you and supporting you throughout your program with us

And AIPP will continue to liaise with you and your host company for the full duration of your program as your performance and development need to be reported on regularly in your Structured Training Plan, which will also be monitored by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. 

Stage Details:

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PROGRAM COMPONENTS*

This program includes components A-M as per the table below.

As this program involves your application for an Australian Training Visa (407), this migration process will result in you incurring the following elements which are not covered by your Program Fees:

  1. Visa Sponsorship (approx USD$1,500)
  2. Visa Nomination (approx USD$1,500)
  3. Visa Application

Your AIPP Host Company will address the Sponsorship and Nomination elements on your behalf. You will need to address the Application element, which you will be supported to do so via the help of our Migration Agent.

The Visa Application fees as at the time of writing are as follows:

  1. Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection charges for Training Visa (407) application (as at the time of writing, this figure is USD$250)
  2. A Registered Migration Agent application service fee charged by a Registered Migration Agent for reviewing and assembling your Training Visa (407) application (as at the time of writing, this figure is USD$800)

The above fees / charges will be payable in the Visa Application stage (as outlined above)

As optional, extra services, AIPP can assist you in organising the following:

  1. Airport pickup services
  2. Plane ticket arrangements
  3. Accommodation arrangements

If you would like to learn more about these services, please simply ask our Customer Service team

* Please refer to the enrolment terms and conditions of agreement for the full description of each component.

DURATIONS & TIMEFRAMES

Program Stages: 

  • Detailed Application Review: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Admission to Signing of Placement: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Structured Training Plan Development: 1 to 3 weeks
  • Visa Application to Approval: 2 to 5 months (Please note this is the forecasted Department of Immigration’s timeframe)

Total Processing Duration: 4 to ­9 months

Program Fees, Payment Stages, & Payment Methods

As per the tables found on the Program Fees & Components tab, this program’s total program fees payable to AIPP are USD$5,500.

This fee is payable in instalments and is due at the following stages:

  • Enrolment: USD$200
  • Admission: USD$5,300

For a step-by-step break-down of the program’s fees due at each stage, including refund points and amounts of refunds, please refer to the Program Delivery Process Flow table (above).

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Below is the table of AIPP’s range of internship program options.

This program’s program code is F4 as per the below.

AIPP supports payments from the following payment methods:

  • All major credit, eftpos, and debit cards
  • Direct bank transfer (domestic and international)
  • PayPal

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What people are saying about their experience with AIPP

We’re received a lot of great feedback from our students over the years and are putting together our own “Wall of Fame” below to share with the world the source of our inspiration – helping interns get past their obstacles and develop your employability skills to give you a real chance to succeed in getting the career of your dreams – and helping our host company partners find well matched interns!

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FAQ

What is the Australian Training Visa (407)?

This visa is a sponsored visa. Before you can apply for this visa, your sponsoring organisation must have applied for or been approved as a sponsor (of a relevant class).

There are three types of occupational training (nomination eligibility types) covered by this visa:

  • workplace-based training required for registration
  • structured workplace-based training to enhance skills in an eligible occupation
  • training that promotes capacity building overseas

This visa allows you to:

  • take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, field of expertise
  • participate in a professional development training programme in Australia.
  • stay in Australia for the duration of the stay period granted, to do the training specified in your visa application
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want until you have finished participating in the training or your visa expires, whichever occurs first.

What is the purpose of the 407 visa?

The 407 visa is not designed to fill labour shortages, but rather to provide the visa holder with the opportunity to work and train with a sponsoring organisation for training development and research purposes.

This visa is ideally for individuals who already possess a certain set of skills and wish to develop their skills further by undertaking training in Australia. This has taken many applicants by surprise, as they have misunderstood the purpose of this visa to instead be a new avenue to gain skill and experience in an area that they previously had no training, and in some instances as an easy alternative to a 457 Temporary (Skilled Work) Visa.

This is not the case as many have had the misfortune of discovering by experience. If any of this sounds like something you have experienced, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately so that we may begin assisting you with our professional advice.

Who is this visa for?

The Australian Training Visa (407) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training or professional development.

You might be eligible for this visa if:

  1. you are sponsored by an organisation (who is an approved temporary activities sponsor)
  2. an existing training and research sponsor or a professional development sponsor provides sponsorship where your application is lodged on or before 18 May 2017
  3. the occupational training is provided directly by the sponsor (unless an exemption exists)
  4. the occupational training meets the criteria for one of the nomination eligibility types.

What must the Occupational Training Program be?

  • Closely related to the trainee’s current occupation, field of study or area of expertise;
  • Enhance the trainee’s current skill level;
  • Conducted in a supervised workplace;
  • Not impact upon occupational training opportunities for Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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