The government launched the Global Talent-Independent Program (GTI) on 4 November 2019. The program is designed to provide a streamlined and priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to migrate to Australia permanently.
Part of the requirements of the visa include having a nominator who will endorse them as a candidate for the program, that is, nominate them. The nominator must have a national reputation in the same field as the applicant and be either:
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the largest professional body representing the ICT sector in Australia. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) recognises the ACS as an eligible nominating Australian organisation for Global Talent applicants. The ACS can provide nominations for applicants in the following target sectors:
To apply for an ACS nomination, you first must send your CV to, and inform the ACS of the reasons why, you would be an asset to the Australian technology sector. If you are successful, ACS will contact you to request further documents. These might include:
ACS may also contact you to confirm your credentials and background.
Upon successful completion of the above, the ACS will provide you with a nomination support letter – with this letter, you can submit your visa application on the DoHA website.
ACS charges $500 for the nomination.
Use our Global Talent assessment form: