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This visa allows you to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities to improve your skills for your job, area of tertiary study, field of expertise or in a professional development training program in Australia.

With this visa you can

  • visit Australia to complete a workplace-based  training (to improve your skills for your current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise), or a professional development training program

You must

  • be sponsored and
  • be nominated

Nomination Types

There are 3 types of occupational training covered by this visa:

  • Occupational training required for registration
  • Occupational training to improve skills in an eligible occupation
  • Occupational training for capacity building overseas. This includes overseas qualification, government support or professional.

Occupational Training is the most popular

This is designed to improve skills in an eligible occupation.
It is  a workplace-based structured training program that:

  • is specifically tailored and timed to the training needs of the nominee.
  • is in relation to an occupation specified on the list of eligible skilled occupations.
  • involves a nominee who has recent and suitable prior experience. This can include employment experience or study experience that:
    • is the equivalent of at least 12 months full-time experience in the occupation in the 24 months immediately before the nomination is lodged