Interviews applicants to determine their job requirements and suitability for particular jobs, and assists employers to find suitable staff.
Skill Level 1
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Human Resource Adviser
Workplace Relations Adviser
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2291-13 Personnel Consultant
Group: 2231 Human Resource Professionals
Requirements for Skills Assessment
Recruitment Consultant is a Group B occupation.
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree, in a
field highly relevant to the nominated occupation. In addition to this, applicants must
have undertaken at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate
skill level in the last five years which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation. If
employment is not post-qualification, then five additional years of highly relevant
employment are required.
If the degree is not in a highly relevant field, three years of employment at an
appropriate skill level completed in the last five years in a field which is highly relevant
to the nominated occupation is required. This is reduced to two years if there is an
additional qualification at least at AQF Diploma level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is not post-qualification, then five additional years of relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment
within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Human Resource Management/Strategy
Diversity and Inclusion
Other fields of study may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the field of study is
highly relevant to the subsequent employment. E.g. an applicant with an engineering
background who is involved in the recruitment of engineering professionals.
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
receiving and recording job vacancy information from employers such as details
about job description, wages and conditions of employment
providing information on current job vacancies in the organisation to employers
and job seekers
arranging for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants,
and selection of staff
Common roles held by Recruitment Consultants include:
• Recruitment Consultant (working within a recruitment agency). A Recruitment
Consultant working within a recruitment agency requires expertise in marketing,
compliance, sales, HR technology, customer service and human resource
• Talent Acquisition Specialist (working within a non-agency environment/internally
within an organisation)
Supporting material for assessment
An organisational chart may assist to clarify the focus and responsibility level of positions held,
as well as the size of the organisation. This should include the company letterhead, an
applicant’s job position and those of her/his superiors and subordinates, and should also show
each of the departments within the organisation.
Applicants may also provide evidence of the following certification:
AHRI (Australia) https://www.ahri.com.au/hr-certification/
CIPD (UK) https://www.cipd.co.uk/
IHRP (Singapore) http://ihrp.sg/
While HR certification from these professional bodies will not substitute for a formal
qualification, attainment may be seen as a positive indicator.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).