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Recruitment Officer

Find out how to become a recruitment officer and work in the human resources industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Recruitment Officer is $87,800 - 130,500 annually


Recruitment officers ascertain job roles within a company and work to find, from either internal or external sources, new personnel to fill these job roles. Employment for recruitment officers to 2019 is expected to show moderate growth. Employment in this very large occupation fell over the last five years.

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Key skills

Recruitment officers plan for and ensure the recruitment of staff sufficient to organisation needs.

  • Liaise with other managers to determine staffing requirements
  • Use internal and external systems to advertise job vacancies as appropriate
  • Ensure compliance with employment and data protection related legal requirements
  • Assist other managers to process job applications and respond to queries
  • Organise and take part in interview procedures as required
  • Develop and keep up to date policies relating to employment and other human resources issues

Quick facts

Working as a recruitment officer will allow you to utilise your excellent people skills at the same time as using computers and other methods to obtain information.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administrative and support services; public administration and safety; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    40.9% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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