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Australia considers removing Recruitment Consultants from Skilled Occupation List

November 20, 2017

The Government is considering removing Recruitment Consultants from the skilled occupation list, which manages skilled migrant needs. 


These occupation lists are used for skilled migration to meet short and medium/long term needs for the Australian economy. This includes subclasses 457 temporary and 186 permanent visas. Recruitment consultants are currently on the (short term) STSOL allowing subclasses 457 visa applications for Recruitment Consultants for periods up to two years.


The notion that the Australian Government may remove recruitment consultants from their Strategic Skilled Occupation List makes absolutely no sense and can be detrimental to the Australian economy, according to RCSA’s CEO Charles Cameron.

 image sourced from mia.org,au



This will have a crippling impact on the industry and the business and government clients that rely on those consultants to help them service the Australian economy and public.

RCSA is working hard with members to reduce reliance upon foreign Recruitment Consultants, but the industry will be significantly impacted if the Government removes this capacity now.