Global Talent Series May 2022 – Part 3

DigiTech Australia – Global Talent Visa / Global Business and Talent Attraction

Australia’s digitech ecosystem is booming.

Government agencies and industry bodies work together to support digitech businesses, start-ups through grants, tax incentives as well as harnessing finance pool for Australian based businesses.

For investment opportunities in DigiTech, please refer to

For exceptional and strong professional candidates with demonstrated achievements in the following specialties, you may consider Australia’s global talent visa in the DigiTech sector.

  1. Data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  2. Automation and robotics
  3. Big data, data management and analysis
  4. Blockchain technology
  5. Cloud computing
  6. 5G
  7. Cyber security detection, prevention and response
  8. Data and eResearch infrastructure
  9. SmartTech and disruptive technologies
  10. Front-end development
  11. Internet of Things
  12. Immersive technologies including virtual, augmented and extended reality
  13. IT integrated control systems for plant and machinery
  14. Machine learning engineering
  15. Network engineering/architecture
  16. Production and development of digital (video) games and game engine technology
  17. Quantum information and computing
  18. Smart cities
  19. Specialised knowledge in software and mobile application development
  20. 3D printing
  21. Driverless vehicle

Exceptional candidates

  • Founder and/or inventor of deep technology IP associated with DigiTech.
  • Expert in human-centred design and design thinking, experienced in designing sites, apps and online optimisation strategies for high end IT firms.
  • Chief information security officer driving initiatives in virtualisation, Cloud, Internet of Things and cybersecurity across entire corporations.

Strong candidates

  • Entrepreneur of an award-winning video game developer company that has developed several original titles targeted at wide international audiences.
  • Researcher and expert in software, platforms, game engine and AR/VR/XR tech including exemplary coders.

Not usually eligible

The following experience or professions would not usually meet the parameters of the program:

  • Business analysts, developers and ICT consultants without international experience.
  • ICT support centre managers.

These are more suited for general skilled migration (subclass 189, 190) or employer nominated visas (subclass 482, 494 or 186).

Ashton Legal success cases

Candidates in senior technical positions or executive leadership positions (having progressed through earlier senior technical roles) at multinational businesses – including but not limited to HP, Microsoft, Alibaba, Accenture, Baidu, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, HSBC (cross over between InsurTech, FinTech and DigiTech):

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