Training and Research Visa
Who is this visa for?
The Training and Research visa (subclass 402) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training, observe or participate in research as a visiting academic, or participate in a professional development program.
The Training and Research visa has three streams:
Occupational Trainee stream: for people who need structured workplace-based training to enhance their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study, or field of expertise.
Professional Development stream: for professionals, managers or government officials invited to participate in a professional development training program in Australia. The program must have been arranged by an employer outside Australia. The program usually lasts up to 18 months.
Research stream: for professional academics invited to visit Australia to observe or participate in an Australian research project at an Australian tertiary or research institution.
Applicants for a Training and Research visa must be sponsored by:
• an approved training and research sponsor
• an approved professional development sponsor
• an approved visiting academic sponsor
• an approved occupational trainee sponsor (for sponsorship applications lodged before 24 November 2012)
• be at least 18 years of age
• meet the requirements of the visa for the stream in which they are applying
• have a genuine intention to stay temporarily in Australia
• have adequate financial support for themselves and accompanying family members while in Australia
• have adequate arrangements for health insurance while in Australia
• meet health and character requirements