Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association


The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Limited (RCSA) has applied for revocation of authorisation A91388 and its substitution with a new authorisation on substantially the same terms for 10 years.

The application relates to RCSA’s Professional Conduct Regime, which includes the RCSA Code of Professional Conduct and other documents including new grievance intervention guidelines.

RCSA seeks:

·        Re-authorisation, for one year, of the current Code for Professional Conduct.

·        Authorisation, for nine years, of a new Code of Professional Conduct, where authorisation would commence after authorisation of the current Code ends (that is, after one year).

·        Re-authorisation, for 10 years, for elements of RCSA’s Constitution and By-Laws

·        Authorisation for 10 years, for new Professional Conduct and Grievance Intervention Guidelines.

On 28 February 2019, the ACCC granted interim authorisation, commencing immediately, to enable RCSA to continue to administer its Professional Conduct Regime as currently authorised. Interim authorisation was not granted for the Professional Conduct Grievance Intervention Guidelines.

A copy of RCSA’s application and submissions are available via the links below.

The ACCC will progress its assessment of the application in a timely manner.

An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

6 February 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission, including request for interim authorisation.

13 February 2019

Public consultation process begins.

19 February 2019

Closing date for submissions on interim authorisation.

21 February 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process on interim authorisation.

28 February 2019

ACCC decision regarding interim authorisation.

13 March 2019

Closing date for submissions from interested parties on the substantive application for authorisation.

20 March 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

April 2019

Draft determination.

April/May 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

June/July 2019

Final determination.


  • Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000435-1