What is an occupational trainee

On Occupational Trainee is an international graduate (at a Diploma level or higher) who also may have some related experience gained in their nominated occupation either in Australia or in their home country.

As an occupational trainee, candidates are able to (upon visa approval)

  • enter Australia at any time after their visa is granted, if they are outside Australia at the time of visa grant
  • stay in Australia for the duration of the training, research position or program
  • be employed full time (more than 30 hours per week) in the sponsored occupation while training on the job.
  • do the training or activity specified in your visa application
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as they want until they have finished participating in the program or their visa expires, whichever occurs first.