Professional Accreditation Framework


The RCSA Professional Accreditation Framework allows for two key categories of individual membership:

 
Professional Membership
 

RCSA Professional membership aligns individuals with recruitment career paths and provides public recognition of a member’s knowledge, skills, experience and commitment to continuing professional development. RCSA professional membership clearly indicates to your peers, clients and candidates that you are serious about your profession and you adhere to the RCSA Code for Professional Conduct. It provides a professional identity, competitive edge and credibility clients look for in today’s professional market.           
 
RCSA professional membership is available at three levels: Accredited Professional Recruiter (APRCSA), Member (MRCSA) and Fellow (FRCSA). Individuals may enter at any level of membership provided they have met the minimum requirements. Applications for RCSA Fellowship are referred to the RCSA Board for approval. See the following table, Levels and Criteria of Professional Membership, for full details.

Only RCSA Professional Members have use of a post-nominal. RCSA professional membership is vital for those wanting to keep up-to-date, access the latest news and research and ensure their networks remain current. 
          
To be admitted into the RCSA professional membership framework an individual must meet the three elements of professional membership:
 
       i.  meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements
  ii.  commit to maintaining skills and knowledge by adhering to the RCSA CPD requirements
  iii.  commit to adhering to the RCSA Code for Professional Conduct.

 

Associate Membership


This category is open to individuals who work in supporting industry roles and sectors outside the industry. Associate members are required to adhere to the RCSA Code for Professional Conduct, have an Associate logo and membership certificate.

Associate members do not have access to a post-nominal, have no voting rights and are not required to complete CPD.

 


Levels and Criteria of Professional Membership

 
     
Accredited Professional - APRCSA - Criteria
      
  •  minimum 2 years’ relevant, recent and ongoing recruitment industry* experience; OR
  •  proof of completion of RCSA Diploma of Management; OR
  •  proof of completion of a minimum HR undergraduate degree qualification.
     
     
Member - MRCSA - Criteria
     
       •  minimum 3 years’ relevant, recent and ongoing recruitment  industry* experience (assessed via submission of CV) and completion of a relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. business, human resources, psychology, law, health) (proof of completion of qualification will be required); OR
       •  minimum 7 years’ relevant, recent and ongoing recruitment industry* experience (assessed via submission of a CV).
     
     
Fellow - FRCSA - Criteria
     
  •  7 years’ relevant, recent and ongoing recruitment industry* experience with a minimum of 2 years in a senior management/leadership role  (assessable via submission of CV) and completion of a relevant postgraduate qualification (e.g. business, human resources, psychology, law, health) (proof of completion of qualification will be required); OR
  •  minimum 10 years’ relevant, recent and ongoing recruitment industry* experience with a minimum of 2 years in a senior management/leadership role  (assessed via submission of CV)
AND:
  •  demonstrated contribution to the recruitment profession (examples include presenting at conferences, seminars, schools and universities, formal lecturing and tutoring, involvement with local, state, national and international business groups in which expertise is utilised, involvement with research projects, volunteering with RCSA, writing and contributing to academic papers, journals and other publications)
AND:
 
Two written references/testimonials from executive level management (one from outside your organisation), specifically supporting the application to become an RCSA Fellow.
     
     
Life Fellow - FRCSA (Life) - Criteria
     
  •  Nominees must be an existing Individual member.
  •  Life Membership is the most distinguished award the Association makes. As such, it is deserving of close
examination and reflection, and is not granted lightly and is made only when a deserving candidate meets the Association's criteria.
  •  Life Membership nominations must be from a third party (not self nomination) and may be awarded to an individual who:
   
 -    has rendered outstanding and sustained service over a long period to the Association and its objectives;
 -   has made a highly distinguished and recognised contribution and impact upon the field of recruitment and/or on-hire over a substantial number of years;
 -   has enhanced the status/standing of the recruitment industry.

 
Nominations in writing for the award of Life Membership may come from a Region Council or the RCSA Board.
     

* 'Industry' means the on-hire, recruitment, contracting and consulting industry across Australia and New Zealand including, without limitation, the provision of recruitment, HR Consulting, on-hire and staffing services.
 



    


          

 




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