GLOBAL TALENT VISA PROGRAM
The Global Talent Visa (GT) program is designed to attract the best and brightest skilled migrants to Australia, from a range of target sectors.
A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience as a highly skilled professional or senior executive and demonstrate that their skills are at the cutting edge of innovation, within the target sectors listed below. Additionally, candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to attract a salary that meets the high income threshold as well as their ability to help create opportunities for Australia by promoting innovation and creating jobs.
To be eligible to apply for a Global Talent visa, applicants must:
- prove they are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding achievements
- still be prominent in their field of expertise
- provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their area of expertise
- have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field
- have a recognised organisation or individual with a national reputation in the same field in Australia nominate them as global talent.
Agri-food and AgTech, Energy, Health Industries Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space, Circular Economy, DigiTech, Infrastructure and Tourism, Financial Services and Fintech, Education and EdTech.
ACS assesses nominations for the following target sectors only:
- DigiTech: This sector includes, but is not limited to, the following specialisations:
· Data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning
· Automation and robotics
· Big data, data management and analysis
· Blockchain technology
· Cloud computing
· Cyber security detection, prevention and response
· Data and eResearch infrastructure
· SmartTech and disruptive technologies
· Front-end development
· Internet of Things
· Immersive technologies including virtual, augmented and extended reality
· IT integrated control systems for plant and machinery
· Machine learning engineering
· Network engineering/architecture
· Production and development of digital (video) games and game engine technology
· Quantum information and computing
· Smart cities
· Specialised knowledge in software and mobile application development
- Fintech (If predominantly ICT focused)
- AgTech (If predominantly ICT focused)
High Income Threshold
Candidates should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold of $158,500. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July. When assessing this, ACS will consider:
- current salary shown through payslips or a contract
- future job offers outlining remuneration
- recent PhD graduates in the target sectors.
ACS charges candidates a non-refundable $300 for a Global Talent Visa suitability assessment. ACS Assessors will review the candidate’s submission to confirm the above criteria has been met. Any candidate that receives a suitable assessment will be invited to submit a formal Global Talent Visa application for a non-refundable investment of $500.
Please email [email protected] to apply for a Global Talent Visa suitability Assessment.
Candidates looking for further information about their suitability for a Global Talent Visa should review The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) website.