The Australian Government recommends, subject to approval by the Governor-General, the introduction of reforms to the temporary activity visa framework on 19 November 2016.
Further details about the proposed new
temporary activity visa framework are available.
The tables below detail the indicative processing times for the Training and Research visa.
Note: We aim to process
75 per cent of applications within these processing times. However, actual processing times might vary depending on a range of factors.
Service standards for more information.
Occupational Trainee stream, Research stream and Professional Development stream.
|Training and Research (subclass 402) visa||Lodged in Australia||Lodged outside Australia|
|Low Risk||High Risk||Low Risk||High Risk|
|Occupational Trainee stream||2 months||3 months||2 months||3 months|
|Research stream||2 months||3 months||2 months||3 months|
|Professional Development stream||n/a||n/a||2 months||3 months|
The table below details the processing timeframes for sponsorship and nomination applications for the training and research visa.
|Application type||Time frame|
Definition – low/high risk
The terms 'Low risk' and 'High risk' show whether passport holders are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Low risk applies to nationals from countries which issue ETA eligible passports. A list of these can be found on the department's website.
High risk countries are those which are not ETA eligible.
ETA Eligible Passports
More information on working in Australia is available on the department's website.
See:Training and Research Visas