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Resources for Start-ups


If you are a new RCSA Corporate member or a prospective member and thinking about starting up a new recruitment or on-hire business, this page will assist with taking the vital first steps.

You will find a wide variety of information from day to day operations, licences and training through to advice on managing your business, skill development, marketing and support.

This page provides general business support for new and prospective Corporate members.

For specific recruitment advice and support current Corporate members should also visit RCSA Business Solutions.




National websites  
Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) 

ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities. If you are starting, operating, growing, or closing a business, ABLIS will reduce the run-around and give you the time to get on with business.

Australian Tax Office (ATO)  
Australian Securities and
Investments Commission (ASIC)  
State/Region websites  
New South Wales 
Queensland (Direct link to information re: Employment Agency (Start Up))
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory 
South Australia (Responsible for issuing Employment Agents licences)
Western Australia

New Zealand 
How-to start your own business  
Starting your own business checklist Read more
RCSA documents  
Employment Agent regulation Download the document
Business Operations Checklist
(Workforce and Candidate Management)
Download the document