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Who Has Actually Received a Global Talent Visa 858 in Australia?

Who Has Actually Received a Global Talent Visa 858 in Australia?

The Global Talent Visa continues to be the visa everyone wants. And why wouldn’t it be? With fast processing, low costs, and a direct pathway to permanent residence in Australia, there are few immigration options that can compare. It isn’t easy to get though; the Global Talent Visa is for highly skilled applicants in specific target sectors. Until now, the Australian Government had provided very little information as to who would and would not qualify for the GTV, but this month the Government has released examples of exceptional and strong candidates (who were granted Global Talent Visas) and categories of professionals that would usually not be eligible.

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Priority status will be given to applicants who work in a designated sector. These sectors are currently:

  • Resources;
  • Agri-food and AgTech;
  • Energy;
  • Health industries;
  • Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space;
  • Circular economy;
  • Digitech;
  • Infrastructure and tourism;
  • Financial services and FinTech; and
  • Education

Let’s take a look at the successful candidates from each sector. You may notice some of the sectors (such as Defence, Advanced manufacturing and Space) have been broken down into multiple separate categories.)

 

Resources

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Managing director of a technology and innovation unit of an international mining corporation with a global track record in the delivery of safe, cost effective, and complex multi-billion dollar projects.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Executive with extensive experience in subsea system development, execution and operation for a top-tier oil and gas company.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

  • Site managers
  • Engineers and mechanics
  • Technicians and construction workers

 

AgriFood and AgTech

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Director of a world-renowned research centre for livestock genetic engineering with proven results in applying research to improve the quality, productivity and efficiency across the industry.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Highly regarded and cited post-doctoral researcher in the field of robotics and automations in agriculture, with ongoing industry collaborations. 

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Farmers and agricultural technicians 
  • Food safety managers 
  • Chefs and cooks

 

Energy

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Founder and CEO of an internationally acclaimed start-up in the research and manufacturing of innovative clean technology for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Senior energy transformation engineering specialist in devising solutions for new energy technologies.

Executive with expertise in the development and delivery of large energy projects.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Technicians and construction workers
  • Distribution and sales representatives
  • Junior or mid-level power plant or mine operations managers

 

Health Industries

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Pharmaceutical executive and founder of a multi-million dollar global company dedicated to accelerating clinical trial processes by utilising a novel e-platform to track patient data. 

Renowned infectious diseases researcher and practitioner of international repute.  

STRONG CANDIDATES

Senior auditory neuroscientist with a track record of research in health technologies, leading the research and design of cochlear implant technology.

Biomedical engineer with expertise in medical application of polymers, biomaterials and delivery platforms.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • General practitioners
  • Retail pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Veterinarians 
  • Aged care workers

 

Defence

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Business director of an international organisation renowned for testing, inspecting and certifying defence vessels and equipment.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Senior technology manager of a globally renowned aeronautical research and development centre leading multiple portfolios on defence products.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Soldiers and sailors 
  • Junior officers

 

Advanced Manufacturing

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

A leading researcher in micro and nano electro-mechanical systems that owns multiple patents.

Chief technology officer of an internationally acclaimed manufacturer of sensors for electronic devices in the healthcare, robotics, and digital manufacturing sectors.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Senior data scientist specialising in designing machine learning algorithms and neural network models, with experience in commercialising artificial intelligence projects for automotive and intelligent devices. 

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Engineering technicians 
  • Machine operators
  • Draftspersons
  • Sales and administrative managers

 

Space

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Renowned space industry leader with vast experience specialising in space systems engineering.

Head engineer of avionics and software at a leading rocket company that is developing new orbital launch vehicles and technologies for foreign space agencies.

STRONG CANDIDATES

A space policy specialist with extensive experience collaborating between government and the industry.

Post-doctoral astrophysicist with a sustained record in collaborative research, with a number of space agencies.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Engineers and mechanics who do not lead ground-breaking projects

 

Circular Economy

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Managing director of a technology and innovation unit of an international mining corporation with a global track record in the delivery of safe, cost effective, and complex multi-billion dollar projects.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Executive with extensive experience in critical mineral development, execution and operation for a top-tier company.

A leading researcher with expertise in heat and mass transfer, phase change and metallurgical transformation in high temperature systems.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Site managers 
  • Engineers and mechanics
  • Technicians and construction workers

 

DigiTech

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Founder and/or inventor of deep technology IP associated with digitech.

Expert in human-centred design and design thinking, experienced in designing sites, apps and online optimization strategies for high end IT firms.

Chief Information Security Officer driving intiatives in virtualization, Cloud, Internet of Things and cybersecurity across entire corporations.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Entrepreneur of an award winning video games developer company that has developed a number of original titles target at wide ranging international audiences.

Researcher and expert in software, platforms, game engine and AR/VR/XR tech including exemplary coders.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Business analysts, developers and ICT consultants without international experience.
  • ICT support centre managers.

 

Infrastructure

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Chief operating officer of a national freight company with expertise in large scale and complex interstate railroading operations.

Chief commercial officer of a commercial airline with a global reputation in developing new aviation business models. 

STRONG CANDIDATES

Internationally recognised expert in railway operations, instrumental in the success of multiple large-scale, government led railway and transport infrastructure projects in a number of countries.

Managing director of an innovative company known globally for sports products and infrastructure for international championships including the Olympic Games.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Draftspersons

 

Tourism

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

Chief commercial officer of a commercial airline with a global reputation in developing new aviation business models.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Managing director of an innovative company known globally for sports events and international championship events.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Tour guides, travel agents and hospitality workers
  • Taxi and rideshare drivers

 

Financial Services and FinTech

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

CEO and founder of a digital asset and financial services enterprise, globally recognised for their outstanding innovation through successful application of business models and technology.

STRONG CANDIDATES

Executive of a multinational corporation operating in global financial ICT strategy consulting, artificial intelligence and cloud strategy development, risk and insurance market operations, or global financial services operating models.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Traditional bankers (except c-suite executives for major financial institutions)
  • Retail bankers
  • Accountants and account managers
  • Financial advisors
  • Stockbrokers
  • Insurance brokers and sales managers
  • Chief financial officers (unless a leader in a priority sector)

 

Education

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES

An executive with a track record in setting up university centres abroad, with expertise in establishing global collaborations and partnerships across government, academia and research.

Renowned level E academic and winner of prestigious prizes. 

STRONG CANDIDATES

Senior technology manager of a globally renowned aeronautical research and development centre leading multiple portfolios on defence products.

NOT USUALLY ELIGIBLE

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Researchers and academics at Australian academic levels A to C or their international equivalents, in fields other than education or pedagogy
  • School teachers 
  • Specialist teachers
  • School administration staff

 

Is This You?

If you fit into any of the above categories, you could be an excellent contender for an Australian Global Talent Visa. Contact Work Visa Lawyers today to see if you have a shot at the country’s most sought after visa.

 

Author

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Chris Johnston, Founder and Principal Lawyer at Work Visa Lawyers

 

Sources:

https://www.globalaustralia.gov.au

 

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