Visa Information


VISA UPDATE

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has introduced new visas to replace 416 Special Program Visa and the 402 Training and Research Visa. 

Australian Internships remains an approved sponsor for eligible candidates and we are now finalising our program information and details on the requirements to support the visa changes. 

Our team shall provide an update with all relevant information as soon as possible.

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The Australian Internships Program was developed to comply with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa requirements. The information contained in this page is designed to assist you to understand some of the visa options available for interns coming to Australia.

416 Special Program Visa

The Australian Internships Program has been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for the Special Program 416. Suitable candidates aged 18 to 30 are eligible for entry with the 416 visa. Australian Internships will issue the necessary documentation to suitable candidates so they are able to obtain the Special Program Visa 416.

Current students and recent graduates (up to 24 months after graduation) can complete an internship for periods of up to 26 weeks.

This visa option provides flexibility to complete short periods of English language studies prior to your internship program commencement in Australia.

The English language component can only make up 20% of the total time the applicant wishes to spend in Australia. If more intensive English language is required, the applicant would need to enter Australia on a more appropriate visa.

The visa application will not be submitted to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection until Australian Internships have received the visa fee. If a delay occurs due to this, Australian Internships accepts no responsibility.

Special Program Visa applications should be lodged to allow for at least 28 days processing time. Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information www.border.gov.au

 

417 Working Holiday Visa

The working holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.

The visa allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether or not you spend the whole time in Australia.

Appli cants from the following countries can complete an internship on the WHV for a maximum of six months:

 

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Cyprus, Republic of
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong*
  • Ireland, Republic of
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

*Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (includes British National Overseas passport holders).

The applicant must provide Australian Internships with evidence of the WHV prior to the internship start date.

Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information: www.border.gov.au

 

462 Work & Holiday Visa

The work & holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.

The visa allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether or not you spend the whole time in Australia.

Applicants from the following countries can complete an internship on the W&H Visa for a maximum of six months:

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uruguay

The applicant must provide Australian Internships with evidence of the W&H Visa prior to the internship start date.

There is an annual limit to the number of Work and Holiday visas issued to each country. Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information: www.border.gov.au 

 

402 Training and Research Visa (Occupational Trainee stream)

The Australian Internships Program has been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protectionfor the Training and Research Visa 402 (Occupational Trainee stream). Suitable candidates aged 18 to 30 are eligible for entry with the 402 visa. Australian Internships will issue the necessary documentation to suitable candidates so they are able to obtain the Training and Research Visa 402 (Occupational Trainee stream).

The Occupational Trainee visa allows foreign nationals to complete structured and supervised workplace-based training programs in Australia on a temporary basis.

This visa is valid for up to two years. Candidates have to be at least 18 years of age, seeking occupational training in a field closely related to their studies.

This visa can be applied for both in Australia and abroad.

Candidates must have sufficient English to undertake the training programme and to ensure occupational health and safety standards are met.

Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information www.border.gov.au

 

Student Visa

Applicants may complete an internship for up to 20 hours per week throughout the semester (only in Marketing internships), or on a full-time basis during scheduled holidays/after graduation. Students completing an internship for Academic requirements may be able to complete full-time during their studies. Students are required to obtain work rights with the student visa prior to completing the internship.

Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information www.border.gov.au

 

Other visas

There are a range of other visas that are suitable,  provided they allow the visa holder to work full-time.

Please note Australian Internships encourage all students to complete a full time internship program to gain a more realistic and thorough understanding of the Australian workplace. Full time internships provide greater scope for learning and assist to ensure your internship objectives are realized.