What is the Global Talent Scheme (GTS)?
The GTS is a niche pilot scheme under the TSS visa program. The 12 month pilot will run from 1 July 2018.
Introducing the GTS as a pilot allows the Government to make refinements in consultation with industry to ensure it achieves its purpose.
The GTS is only for employers to fill highly-skilled positions that cannot be filled:
- by Australian workers
- through other visa programs, in particular the short-term and medium-term streams of the TSS visa.
Access to the GTS is not guaranteed. You must be able to demonstrate your need to access the scheme. If you can do this, you will be invited to enter into an agreement with the Government under the agreement stream of the TSS visa. Only then will you be able to sponsor workers for a TSS visa under the GTS.
The following information is to help employers decide whether to approach us to access the GTS.