Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Limited - Minor Variation


On 16 November 2021 the ACCC received an application for minor variation from the Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association (RCSA) in respect of authorisation AA1000435. Authorisation AA100435 was granted for 5 years on 8 August 2019 and is for RCSA’s professional conduct regime, which sets out professional standards for members, guidelines for the resolution of grievances and processes for dealing with non-compliance by members.

RCSA seeks minor variation to the authorisation to:

  • amend the Professional Conduct Grievance Intervention Guidelines (PCGIG) to enable the Professional Conduct Review Committee to make an early professional conduct recommendation in the course of an investigation to facilitate early resolution of a grievance, and
  • make changes to its Constitution to bring co-opted director maximum terms into alignment with other directors, to align director eligibility for president, and to make other administrative amendments, including replacing references to the (now retired) Disciplinary and Dispute Resolution Procedures with ‘PCGIG’.

The ACCC is currently accepting submissions in relation to the application for minor variation by 8 December 2021.

An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

16 November 2021

Lodgement of application for minor variation and supporting submission.

29 November 2021

Public consultation begins.

8 December 2021

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

December 2021

Applicant responds to issues raised in public consultation.

December 2021



  • The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000435-2


Document title Date


Submissions - after draft decision