The Occupational Trainee Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to get involved in leading edge nanomaterials research. Visiting students participating in this program can spend 3 to 6 months working at our Centre under the supervision of one of our experienced academics. 
If you are interested in this program, please take your time to read about our research activities on this website. Once you have decided which programs interest you most, send an email to the relevant academics or researchers.  Once a project topic and supervisor have been confirmed, the Centre manager will send you a request via email for all the relevant documents needed to process the correct visa for your stay. 

We will then send a letter of invitation and all information provided by you to the Department of Immigration, seeking a Letter of Approval for your visit. This usually takes six to eight weeks depending on the workload at the Department of Immigration, so it is important that the information you send us is as complete as possible. Incomplete information can lead to further delays in the visa application process.

Once you have both the University Letter of Invitation and the Department of Immigration's Letter of Approval you can apply for an Occupational Trainee Visa from the Australian Embassy in your country.

To be granted a visa the applicant, and any accompanying family members, must show that they have adequate health insurance for the first 12 months of the training program in Australia. Please also check with the Australian Embassy in your country whether there are additional requirements you might have to fulfill. For example, applicants from some countries will have to pass a medical examination prior to the visa being issued. 
Please be aware that the University does not provide any financial assistance whatsoever for travel, accommodation, living and incidental expenses to occupational trainees. We only cover expenses directly associated with the project and research work that you will do with us.



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