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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 $66,900 - 95,000 annually

What does a Recruitment Officer do?

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.

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What key skills does a Recruitment Officer have?

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

How to become a Recruitment Officer

There are no formal qualifications required to become a Recruitment Officer as most agencies tend to offer on-the-job training. However, employers look favourably upon candidates with relevant education.

A BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource Management is an online course that can help you explore the fundamentals of HR, which can prepare you for the role of Recruitment Officer. This can give you the skills of the recruitment process and place suitable candidates for roles available offered through a specific organisation or business.  

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.

Employment for Recruitment Officers has remained steady in the last five years.

  • Average Hours Worked
    43 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administrative and support services; public administration and safety; and other industries
  • Job Growth
    Expected to remain steady in the next five years, as of 2020. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - 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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