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RCSA Seeking Reclassification of Recruitment Consultants to Medium Term List

August 8, 2017



The Federal Government recently reclassified the role of Recruitment Consultant to the short-term skilled occupation list (STSOL). RCSA plans to lobby government to move the role of recruitment consultant to the medium term skilled migration list (MLTSSL).


A significant hurdle to achieving this will be revising the ABS (ANZSCO for Australia and New Zealand) job definitions to include a stand-alone definition and tasks for the role of Recruitment Consultant. Currently the role of Human Resources Officer combines several recruitment functions within its definition.


RCSA will pursue an application to define and singularly classify the role and tasks of a Recruitment Consultant as a stand-alone occupation. This will recognise the skills and professionalism of consultants in our industry and will clearly define the role and importance of the work of a Recruitment Consultants in the management of human capital and resources.


To achieve this, we need the assistance of our Members and our Industry:

  1. Step one is to identify a common job description and tasks required of a Recruitment Consultant as the basis on which to prepare a common industry Job Description that clearly defines the role of Recruitment Consultant and differentiates the tasks and therefore skills of a Recruitment Consultant versus Human Resource Professionals.

    1. Your Assistance Required: Members asked to provide to RCSA sample job descriptions that will assist in developing a common job description for a Recruitment Consultant.

  2. Step two will be to validate and demonstrate there are skills shortages which are affecting the industry’s ability to recruit suitably qualified recruitme