From 24 November 2012 the Occupational Trainee (subclass 442) visa will no longer be open to new applications. This will be replaced by the new Training and Research (subclass 402) visa.
See: Training and Research visa - Transitional Arrangements
Occupational Trainee Visa (Subclass 442)
About this Visa
This visa allows people to complete workplace-based training in Australia on a temporary basis. The training must provide people with additional or enhanced skills in the nominated occupations, tertiary studies or fields of expertise.
This visa is for people from outside Australia who want to improve their occupational skills through training with an Australian organisation or government agency. People may be nominated for this visa if the proposed occupational training is one of the following:
- training or practical experience in the workplace required for the person to obtain registration for employment in their occupation in Australia or in their home country
- a structured workplace training program to enhance the person’s existing skills in an eligible occupation
- structured workplace training to enhance the person’s skills and promote capacity building overseas.
You must pay a non-refundable visa application charge when you lodge a visa application.
See: Visa charges ( 84KB PDF file)
This visa allows people to participate in approved occupational training in Australia.
This visa may be valid for up to two years to undertake an approved training program (subject to the length of the approved training program). An additional two months may be added beyond the training end date to allow you and your family members to make arrangements to leave Australia or to apply for another visa.
Note: If the training cannot be completed in the approved visa period, you can apply for a second Occupational Trainee visa. You and your sponsoring organisation must meet eligibility requirements again.