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Visa Subclass 402 for Training and Research in Australia

Training and Research(Subclass 402)

This is a temporary visa for the individuals who want to come to Australia to participate in occupational training, observe or participate in research as a visiting academic, or participate in a professional development program.


This visa has three categories namely:-

  1. Occupational Trainee stream: This is for the individuals who want to do their workplace based training to enhance their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study, or field of expertise.
  2. Professional Development stream: This is for professionals, managers or government officials invited to participate in a professional development training program in Australia.
  3. Research stream: This is for professional academics invited to visit Australia to observe or participate in an Australian research project at an Australian tertiary or research institution.


  • You must be sponsored by a training and research sponsor who has lodged their sponsorship application or had it approved, an approved professional development sponsor or an approved visiting academic sponsor or occupational trainee sponsor (for sponsorship applications lodged before 24 November 2012).
  • You must meet the stream requirement in which you are applying.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have sufficient funds to support yourself.
  • You hold good moral character and health.
  • You must be to convince visa officer that you will leave the country after visa expires.

Privileges of the visa:-

  • Allows you to enter and leave Australia any number of times when the visa is valid.
  • Allows you to participate in training and research activities.

How much the visa costs:-

  • Occupational Trainee stream (Subclass 402) visa-360$ (Base Application Charge)
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over-180$
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and under-90$

Additional charges:-

  • Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination
  • Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months depending on the visa subclass
  • Certification/Translation of Docs-Depending on the certifying person and number of copies to be certified.

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