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
- Rio Tinto
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).
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.
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