Global Talent Independent Program nomination assessment

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) Program allows highly skilled engineering professionals to be nominated to work and live permanently in Australia.

The Department of Home Affairs recognises Engineers Australia as an organisation to support your nomination as part of this process.

Nomination is a mandatory requirement for GTI applicants, and that can include nomination by an Australian organisation.

Engineers Australia may consider nominating candidates who have proved to be highly skilled engineering professionals.

Who can be nominated by Engineers Australia?

A list of priority sectors has been identified by the Department of Home Affairs. Engineers Australia may consider nominating candidates in these target sectors who fulfill requirements and can provide evidence of their excellence.

If you complete a self-assessment and are eligible for GTI nomination assessment, you can apply to Engineers Australia to support your nomination.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Global Talent Visa Program, you must:

  • Prove you are internationally recognised, with evidence of outstanding achievements.
  • Still be prominent in your field of expertise. 
  • Provide evidence that you would be an asset to Australia, in your area of expertise. 
  • Have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in your field
  • Have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia in the same field as you endorse you as global talent. 

Places are also available to certain PhD students who can demonstrate exceptional talent and international recognition.

How do I apply for nomination?

There are three-steps to the GTI nomination assessment:

  1. Self-assessment for eligibility
  2. Application submission
  3. Application assessment and nomination

If you meet the criteria outlined above and have all the required documentation, you can apply for a nomination assessment.

COMPLETE A SELF-ASSESSMENT

APPLY FOR GTI ASSESSMENT

What documents do I need? 

There are four main categories of documents that you will need to submit with your application:

  1. Immigration assistance authorisation, if applicable
  2. Personal information 
  3. Educational qualifications 
  4. Achievement statement and supporting evidence

For more information about the documentation required, view the Guide to Engineers Australia's Nomination Assessment (PDF)

How much does it cost?

The fee for GTI nomination assessment is $810 excl. GST for overseas applicants and $891 incl. GST for applicants residing in Australia. It is payable on submission of your application.

The fee is non-refundable if your GTI nomination application is unsuccessful.

About the GTI Program

The Global Talent Visa Program (also known as the Global Talent Independent (GTI) Program) is administered by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. It is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

The GTI Program seeks to attract the brightest and best global talent to work in future focused sectors to help grow Australia’s innovation and technology economies.