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APSCo Australia urges recruiters to take part in skilled migration survey

APSCo Australia is calling on all recruiters and those responsible for engaging talent to take part in a survey to assist with submissions to Government regarding the proposed changes to the opportunity for skilled migration for recruitment professionals.


The Department of Employment, who is responsible for undertaking regular reviews of the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), is considering removing the Recruitment consultant (223112) occupation from the list, in addition to the caveats imposed earlier this year.


In the past six months, since the original announcement by the Government, the recruitment industry has had to manage the effects of Recruitment consultant now being excluded from Skilled Migration for any of the following categories:


  • Recruitment consultants that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000
  • Recruitment consultants within businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • Recruitment consultants within businesses that have fewer than five employees.


This has already resulted in some highly qualified recruitment consultants leaving the country. One of the key factors in the discussions with decision makers is that recruitment roles need to demonstrate these roles require 'qualified candidates', yet there is no universally-recognised recruitment qualification.


APSCo Australia managing director, Julie Mills, said, “The survey is designed to help us to build a picture for the submission on the nature of skills and qualifications that are considered important by organisations seeking recruitment talent in the market, as well as how many enterprises more generally are concerned with the changes to the skilled migration landscape.


“It is important that the sector responds on behalf of our own need for talent in the face of the challenges of a global, mobile talent pool. I urge all recruiters to share this survey widely, and assist APSCo Australia to submit a data-driven message to Government.”


The survey is located at the following link and is open until 29th November.

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