IT Professionals

The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date.

The Global Talent Scheme was launched in July last year. The scheme, which sits under the Temporary Skills Shortage visa class, provides visas for “highly skilled and specialised positions that can’t be filled by Australian workers”.

Under the GTS, Australian businesses can get access to fast-tracked four-year visas with a pathway to permanent residency.

It is split into two streams, one for established businesses with annual turnover of more than $4 million, and a specialised start-up stream.

The Department of Home Affairs confirmed that it would conduct a review of the scheme once it is completed in two weeks.

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