Global Talent Independent – Subclass 124/858

Do you have exceptional skills in a priority sector? The GTI visa might be your pathway to Australia!

It’s great to see so much activity around the Global Talent Visa – Independent Program (GTI). The GTI program is designed to provide a streamlined priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to migrate to Australia via this permanent visa pathway.

The good news is that the government has tripled the number of GTI visas places for this program year (15,000 places).

Applicants for the GTI visa are at the top of future-focused fields in their own country. Attracting this level of talent to Australia creates significant opportunities around investment, transfer of skills, and benefits the Australian economy and career opportunities for Australians.

Target sectors include:

  • Ag Tech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and

There is no set skilled occupation list for this visa, however applicants must be from one of the above priority sectors, and be prominent in their field of work (particularly in the last two years).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to earn above the current Fair Work Australia High Income Threshold of $153,600.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate functional English (which is much lower than other skilled categories).

Applicants will need to have an Australian Nominator to apply, and this person (or organisation) will need to have a national reputation in the same field as the applicant.

Nominators will be assessed on their:

  • record of achievement
  • leadership in the industry
  • professional associations
  • employment history
  • contribution to international journals
  • participation in local and international conferences.

If you have a significant profile in one of the listed target sectors, this is a great visa pathway. The good news it is not expensive, it doesn’t require employer sponsorship, and it has priority processing. Too good to miss really!

For further information, please submit an enquiry through our website (don’t forget to attach your CV).


  1. Alfred Too on November 9, 2020 at 7:01 am

    I would wish to apply for energy and mining job in Australia as I am an Energy Engineer specialized in renewable energy. Kindly guide me on the process

    • on November 9, 2020 at 10:13 am

      Hi Alfred, thanks for getting in touch with us. I can see you have sent through some information, so we will be in touch very soon! Looking forward to helping you.

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