The Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) scheme uses the existing labour agreement stream of the subclass 482 visa.

GTES allows Australian businesses to sponsor highly skilled candidates who do not fit into other programs.

There are two streams within the GTES scheme:

Those using the program so far have primarily been Australian tech businesses, as well as multinationals with branches in Australia. These currently include:

  • Australian tech businesses
    • Atlassian
    • Metigy
    • OpenAgent
  • Multinationals
    • Amazon
    • Canva
    • Nokia
    • Rio Tinto
    • Salesforce

A lot of the same requirements of the TSS 482 program apply to the GTES scheme. Employers must still conduct labour market testing for the position being nominated.

Similarly for the visa applicant, the health, character and security requirements are the same.

A higher skill test is applied, requiring applicants to have at least 3 years of directly relevant work experience (compared to the 2 years of relevant experience for the TSS 482 visa).

The scheme is not available to visa applicants who have a relationship with officers of the business (directors and shareholders).

GTES scheme established business stream requirements

To use the GTES scheme as an established business, you must already be an accredited business sponsor for the TSS and SESR programs.

Salary requirement for established business stream GTES scheme

The nominated position for the GTES application must be paid at least the Fair Work High Income Threshold. This is currently $148,700, but this amount usually changes each financial year.


GTES scheme startup stream

Startups looking to apply under the GTES to sponsor workers must be a tech or STEM focused startup.

Salary requirement for startup stream GTES scheme

Positions sponsored under the startup stream must be paid at least the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). This is currently at least $53,900.


How can Work Visa Lawyers help?

Work Visa Lawyers is highly experienced in all parts of the Global Talent visa application process. We are able to assist with all aspects of the application, and can also provide advice in relation to:

  • your eligibility for a Global Talent Employer-Sponsored visa
  • documents to demonstrate your skills
  • labour market testing

Work Visa Lawyers will provide an eligibility assessment before advising you to proceed with a visa application.

Our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents look forward to assisting you with your Australian visa or appeal.

Based in Adelaide South Australia, we provide Australian Immigration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

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