Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association


On 6 February 2019 the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Limited (RCSA) applied for revocation of authorisation of A91388 and substitution for a new authorisation for similar conduct, administered through substantially amended documents, for 10 years.

The application related to RCSA’s Professional Conduct Regime, which sets out standards of professional behaviour to which RCSA members must conform, guidelines for the resolution of grievances and processes for dealing with non-compliance by members.

On 28 February 2019 the ACCC granted interim authorisation, commencing immediately, to enable RCSA to continue to administer its Professional Conduct Regime as previously authorised.

On 6 June 2019, the ACCC issued its draft determination, proposing to re-authorise RCSA’s Professional Conduct Regime for a period of five years.

On 17 July 2019, the ACCC issued a determination granting re-authorisation to RCSA for:

  • its previously authorised Code for Professional Conduct and Disciplinary and Dispute Resolution Procedures until 8 August 2020,
  • its new Professional Conduct Grievance Intervention Guidelines and new Code of Professional Conduct until 8 August 2024, and
  • specific clauses of RCSA’s Constitution and By-Laws, identical to those previously authorised, until 8 August 2024.

The ACCC’s determination came into force on 8 August 2019.

Further information about the ACCC’s decision is available in the Decisions section below.


  • Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000435-1


Document title Date


Submissions - after draft decision