Australian businesses to reach new heights with the Global Talent Scheme pilot
The Global Talent Scheme pilot has been launched to help Australian businesses attract the world's best and brightest workers to support business growth, skills transfer and job creation. From 1 July 2018, the 12 month pilot will provide businesses with clearly defined and accessible pathways to access global talent for specialized positions where there are no suitable Australians to fill the vacancies.
There are two streams available to businesses:
- Established Business stream allows employers who are accredited sponsors to employ highly-skilled individuals with cutting-edge skills to contribute
to innovation in an established business, and help make Australian businesses and their Australian employees the best at what they do.
- Startup stream allows employers to sponsor highly-skilled individuals with cutting-edge skills to contribute to Australia's startup ecosystem and bring new ideas, new jobs, new skills and new technology for Australia. This stream is for startups operating in a technology based or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related field. Startups must be endorsed by the independent startup advisory panel.
For more information and to see how your business can apply visit our Visas for innovation website.