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Global Talent Independent Program

The aim of the Global Talent Independent Program is to draw attention of top-tier international talent to one of the ten target industries. Potential employees should be able to offer salaries that cover the high-income requirement.

Global Talent Independent Program

People who are the best in their fields in significantly expanding sectors across the world are the program’s target audience. Business-friendly laws in Australia, opportunities for innovation, and status as a highly sought-after lifestyle country are the key advantages for the people.

The Global Talent Independent Program aims to develop innovation and technology sector of the country to significantly increase job opportunities for Australian citizens. The government sees skill transfer as an investment that will encourage innovation and job growth in the future.


  • With GTI program you can reside permanently in Australia
  • You are allowed to work and learn in Australia
  • You can make the most of Australia’s public health program
  • You can bring family members to Australia as sponsors
  • You have five years of travel back and forth Australia
  • You can apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Key Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Global Talent visa program, you must be exceptionally skilled in one of the following 10 target industries:

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

Talent Requirements

  • Highlight internationally recognized achievements in your field.
  • Highlight current expertise in your domain.
  • Prove ability to find suitable employment in Australia.
  • Nominator must be a recognized Australian organization or individual with expertise in the same field.

Income and Qualifications Criteria

  • You must have an offer of employment with a high-income requirement.
  • You must have current employment with a high-income requirement.
  • You must be a recent graduate with a PhD in one of the target sectors.

Requirements for Nominators

  • You must be an eligible individual or organization with a reputation in the same field to nominate applicants.
  • You should endorse the applicant’s achievements and international standing.
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FAQs About Global Talent Independent Program

The Australian government offers a visa program called the Global Talent Independent Program (GTIP) to encourage highly skilled and talented people from all over the world to live and work permanently in Australia.
Applicants should have recommendation by an Australian organization or person with a national reputation in the same profession. They must have extraordinary skills in one of the target sectors defined by the Australian government to apply for the GTIP visa.
Target industries include various fields that are in line with Australia's national priorities, such as AgTech, MedTech, Cyber Security, Quantum Information, Advanced Digital Data Science, and others.
An Australian company or person with a national reputation in the same field must nominate you. Ensure that the Global Talent Officer should receive an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the nominee on your behalf.
No, to apply for a GTIP visa, you do not need a job offer. The program is simply for highly qualified candidates with extraordinary abilities.