Recruitment Consulting Certificate – Online Program


Welcome to the RCSA Recruitment Consulting Certificate – Online Program!

The RCSA Recruitment Consulting Certificate is recognised as the foundation for entry level professionals involved in the recruitment industry across Australia and New Zealand, and now we are offering a version of this training online. Through online e-Learning modules the Online Program allows your staff to be certified without the need to attend three full day workshops. 

Register for the Australian Online ProgramRegister for the New Zealand Online Program

This program has been developed by the RCSA, in conjunction with industry leaders,  it is a comprehensive and practical course addressing the essential elements of contemporary recruitment and compliance.

The total nominal investment of time to undertake this program is 15.5 hours over 4 weeks and consists of 12 hours of online study, 1.5 hour webinar recordings, and a 2 hour exam.

The Program consists of these core activities:

Six Recruitment Essentials Modules (delivered online through RCSA e-Learning)

  • Recruitment Consulting Essentials
  • Closing Deals and Making Offers
  • Negotiating Terms and Conditions
  • Negotiating with Candidates
  • Resignation and Counter Offers
  • Reverse Marketing Candidates

Interviewing Essentials

(delivered as a webinar recording to be viewed at any time)

  • Interviewing the client and creating the ad
  • Interviewing the candidate and selling to the client

RCSA Code for Professional Conduct

(delivered as an online self-assessment to be completed at any time)

Entry Level Exam

  • all participants are required to complete an exam which consists of three parts:   multiple choice questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions
  • all exams submitted have a minimum 10 business day marking period


Online/Flexible Learning

Who Should Enrol:

Consultants NEW to the industry with less than 6 months' experience in the recruitment role or for those who have been in the role between 6 - 12 months and require a refresher.


Australian participant

$908 Ex GST RCSA Member Rate
$1183 Ex GST RCSA Non-Member Rate

Second and Subsequent Discount Rate Offered

New Zealand Participant

$908 Ex GST RCSA Member Rate
$1183 Ex GST RCSA Non-Member Rate

Second and Subsequent Discount Rate Offered

All enrollments effective from 1st January 2020 will qualify to be an Individual Member of RCSA - Professionally recognised as an Accredited Professional Recruiter (APRCSA). Upon successful completion of this program recognition will be covered until the end of the current financial year or unless otherwise stated, attendees will also earn 25 CPD points. For more information please contact 

CPD Points:

Completion of this course earns you 25 CPD Points which, upon application of membership, provides Accredited Professional (APRCSA) status to successful participants.