Applicant documents

Documents to prove your identity

Documents about other relationships

Documents about your children

Forms

    For any member of your family unit included in the application who is 18 years of age or older and is not your partner:
  • Form 47a Details of child or other dependent family member aged 18 years or over (238 kB PDF).
    For each member of your family unit (child) included in the application who is 16 years of age or older:
  • Form 80 - Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment (373KB PDF.

Receiving assistance

    If someone gives you advice or lodges your application for you:
  • Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance (133KB PDF) (the agent or exempt person completes the form and you must sign it).
    If you would like someone else to receive correspondence from us on your behalf:
  • Form 956a Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient (116KB PDF)  (the recipient completes the form and you must sign it).

Police certificates

Police certificates

Your sponsor

  • Sponsor approval letter or receipt for lodgement of the sponsorship application.
  • A written statement from the sponsor that they will meet the sponsorship obligations for you and all dependent family members included in your application.

Financial support

  • Evidence of your financial capacity to support yourself and your family while you are in Australia, such as:
    • bank statements
    • a letter from your financial institution stating your financial position
    • employment contracts
    • documents showing allowances, accommodation and stipends from your sponsor while you are in Australia.
  • If you are currently or were previously an AusAID or Foreign Affairs supported student: a copy of the letter of support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Military service

If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.

Health insurance

    Evidence of adequate health insurance for you and your family members for the duration of your stay in Australia, such as:
  • a certification letter from your health insurer or broker
  • evidence that you have enrolled with Medicare if your country has a reciprocal health arrangement with Australia
  • the health insurance standard template letter completed by your insurance provider (106 kB RTF).

Attachment A of the health insurance standard template letter is a guide to the level of health insurance you need.

Functional English

Evidence that you have functional English language skills to undertake the training programme.

Workplace-based activity

  • If you are sponsored by a Commonwealth agency: a copy of the invitation to participate in the training.
  • If you are not sponsored by a Commonwealth agency: a copy of the nomination approval letter or receipt for lodgement of the sponsorship application.
  • A copy of your qualifications and curriculum vitae (CV).
  • If registrations or licences are required for you to do the training: copies of registrations or licences.

Classroom-based activity-Professional Development

  • If you are sponsored by a Commonwealth agency: a copy of the invitation to participate in the training.
  • If you are not sponsored by a Commonwealth agency: a copy of the nomination approval letter or receipt for lodgement of the sponsorship application.
  • A statement from your sponsor confirming they are satisfied:
    • that you are doing the professional development training specified in the application
    • that you have relevant managerial or other professional skills and work experience to participate in the programme.
  • A signed letter on company letterhead from your current manager detailing your current position and duties.
  • A copy of your qualifications and curriculum vitae (CV)