Global Talent Employer Scheme

The Global Talent Employer Scheme is a new initiative from the Department of Home Affairs to support the Technology and STEM-based industries in accessing emerging skillsets that aren’t currently listed on the skilled occupation lists.
While your business might already be set up to be a sponsor, by completing the details below we can give advice on eligibility for the Global Talent Scheme. This scheme will give you unprecedented access to roles not currently eligible for sponsorship via a fast-tracked process, and put you on a level playing field with other companies in being able to attract the best and brightest talent.


There are two streams within the scheme:

  • Start-up Stream – for technology or STEM start-up businesses.
  • Established Business Stream – businesses which are listed or which have at least AUD 4 million turnover for the last 2 years and are accredited TSS sponsors.

We’re offering a free assessment of your business to ensure you are eligible and from there will advise you on the process, based on whether you’re a Start-up or an Established Business. We offer the free assessment without obligation so it’s completely up to you as to whether you would like to move ahead.


Global Talent Independent Visa

Global Talent Independent Program is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. This scheme set to advance Australia’s competitiveness on a global stage and Australia is after the brightest and best global talents who are highly skilled in one of these 7 target sectors:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health Industries
  • Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  • Circular Economy
  • DigiTech
  • Infrastructure and Tourism
  • Financial Services and FinTech
  • Education


To consider this program, an applicant must:

  • Must be earning or ability to earn at least $153,600.
  • 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 in Australia endorse them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant.