If you are already an approved sponsor

If you are already an approved training and research or professional development sponsor, you can continue to sponsor an existing Training and Research visa (subclass 402) holder until their nominated training programme finishes and their subclass 402 visa expires.

Your obligations as an approved sponsor continue to apply. When your sponsorship approval ceases, you will need to lodge a new sponsorship application if you want to sponsor anyone else. You should apply for approval at least two to three months before your existing sponsorship expires.