Eligible visa holders

Ineligible visa holders are not eligible for a Skilled Capital or Australian Apprenticeship training place.

These visa types are correct as at 7 April 2020. Visas are subject to change at any time by the Australian Government.

For any other visa type, the registered training organisation must ensure the holder has work and study rights on a pathway to permanent residency and seek confirmation from Skills Canberra in writing prior to student enrolment (Skilled Capital) or establishing a training contract (Australian Apprenticeship). These visas will be investigated and approved on a case by case basis.

If the visa type is not in either list or you have further questions please email Skills Canberra or return to the Home page to continue checking your eligibility.

  • 100 - Partner (migrant)
  • 102 - Adoption
  • 103 - Parent
  • 114 - Aged dependent relative
  • 115 - Remaining relative (permanent)
  • 116 - Carer (permanent)
  • 117 - Orphan relative
  • 124 - Distinguished talent 
  • 132 - Business talent
  • 143 - Contributory aged parent
  • 155, 157 - Resident return visa
  • 186 - Employer nomination scheme 
  • 187 - Regional sponsored migration scheme
  • 189 - Skilled independent
  • 190 - Skilled nominated
  • 200, 201, 202, 203, 204 and 866 - Permanent humanitarian visas
  • 309 - Partner (provisional)
  • 445 - Dependent child
  • 449 - Temporary humanitarian concern
  • 491 - Skilled work regional (provisional)
  • 494 - Skilled employer sponsored (provisional)
  • 785 - Temporary protection
  • 786 - Temporary humanitarian stay
  • 790 - Safe haven enterprise
  • 801 - Partner (permanent)
  • 802 - Child
  • 820 - Partner (temporary)
  • 864 - Contributory aged parent (permanent)
  • 866 - Protection (XA)
  • 887 - Skilled regional
  • 888 - Business innovation and investment (permanent)
  • 890 - Business owner
  • 891 - Investor
  • 892 - Sponsored business owner
  • 893 - Sponsored investor
  • Criminal justice stay (subclass ZB 951) visa holders who are victims of human trafficking and slavery
  • A bridging visa where the substantive visa appears on the eligible visa type list (evidence of both the bridging and substantive visa must be collected)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers who hold a bridging visa A, B, C or E (a current ACT Services Access Card provides acceptable evidence that an individual is an asylum seeker)

International students that hold the Subclass 500 visa are eligible to enrol in fee-free infection control Skill Sets under the Infection Control Training program. International students can only be enrolled with a Training Provider that holds an ACT Training Initiative Funding Agreement and is also registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for the ACT.

  • 173 - Contributory parent (temporary)
  • 188 - Business innovation and investment (temporary)
  • 300 - Prospective marriage
  • 400 - Temporary work (short stay)
  • 403 - Temporary work (international relations)
  • 405 - Investor retirement
  • 407 - Training
  • 408 - Temporary activity
  • 417 - Working holiday
  • 445 - Dependent child (temporary)
  • 457 - Temporary work (skilled)
  • 461 - NZ citizen family relationship (temporary)
  • 462 - Work and holiday
  • 476 - Skilled recognised graduate
  • 482 - Temporary skill shortage
  • 485 - Temporary graduate
  • 489 - Skilled regional (provisional)
  • 500 - Student*
  • 571 - School sector
  • 572 - Vocational education and training sector
  • 573 - Higher education sector
  • 574 - Postgraduate research sector
  • 575 - Non-award sector
  • 576 - Foreign affairs or defence sector
  • 590 - Student guardian
  • 600 - Visitor
  • 601 - Electronic travel authority
  • 602 - Medical treatment
  • 651 - e Visitor
  • 835 - Remaining relative (temporary)
  • 836 - Carer (temporary)
  • 838 - Aged dependent relative
  • 870 - Sponsored parent (temporary)
  • 884 - Contributory parent (temporary)

* International students that hold the Subclass 500 visa are eligible to enrol in fee-free infection control Skill Sets under the Infection Control Training program. International students can only be enrolled with a Training Provider that holds an ACT Training Initiative Funding Agreement and is also registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for the ACT.