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RCSA launches new online Recruitment Consultant Certificate

January 17, 2018

Our members have spoken and the RCSA has listened. The result, among some other very exciting initiatives, is our new and revised online RCSA Recruitment Consultant Certificate.


Considered a strong foundation for entry level professionals in the on-hire and recruitment sectors across Australia and New Zealand, the RCSA Recruitment Consulting Certificate has previously only been available to participants who could physically attend three-day workshops.


The RCSA Recruitment Consultant Certificate was developed by RCSA in conjunction with professional educators. The revised online course was launched in December last year.


Prue McClymont, a consultant with Sonos Ultrasound Recruitment who will be among the first to complete the online certificate, said she found the process a great way to dip your toe into the principles of recruitment, affordably and accessibly.





Prue, who comes from a medical background, said she started her own specialised recruitment agency because she saw a niche market which needed to be filled. She also did so with no business or recruiting experience.


“I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” she admitted. “However, the course gave me the chance to get an idea of where to focus my future efforts and how to do it.


“More than anything, the online certificate gave me an insight into a myriad of different aspects of recruitment, allowing me the opportunity to look into these in more detail so I could operate – and protect – my business more efficiently and effectively.”

Prue was also further attracted to the online course as she saw it is a pathway towards Corporate Membership with RCSA.


“And I did so on the advice of everyone I know in recruitment,” Prue said. “As the owner of a specialised start-up recruitment agency which was only nine months old, I was well short of the two years of recruitment experience needed to join the RCSA as a Corporate Member.


“I was looking for a way to fast-track the acquisition of knowledge of the recruitment industry and the different aspects to it. Being an owner-operator and a solo recruiter, I needed condensed knowledge, in a hurry.”


Participants are able to complete the online certificate in 15.5 hours over a three month period. The time investment is made up of 12 hours of online study, a 90 minute webinar and a two hour open-book exam.


The RCSA Recruitment Consulting Certificate consists of six core modules:

  • Recruitment Consulting Essentials

  • Closing Deals and Making Offers

  • Negotiations Terms and Conditions

  • Resignation and Counter-offers

  • Negotiating with Candidates

  • Reverse Marketing Candidates