Also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, the number of places were tripled in this year’s budget for only the second year this has existed.

The areas this program targets are:

  • AgTech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

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 in Australia nominate them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant

Candidates must meet a high standard and show an exceptional track record of professional achievement. This may include senior roles, patents, professional awards and international publications and memberships.

Places are also available to Masters and PhD students who can demonstrate their exceptional talent and internati​onal recognition across the target sectors.

Candidates should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold of AUD153,600. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.

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