1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2291-13 Personnel Consultant

Interviews applicants to determine their job requirements and suitability for particular jobs, and assists employers to find suitable staff.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • interviews people seeking work, and records relevant information
  • arranges interviews for job seekers
  • receives and records job vacancy information from employers, including details such as duties, wages and conditions of employment
  • arranges training in job skills
  • answers inquiries from employers and job seekers, and provides information on current job vacancies
  • assists with sales and marketing duties to increase the client base, including visiting employers to discuss consultancy services and fees
  • prepares resumes and correspondence
  • checks references of applicants
  • writes and places advertisements for jobs in newspapers

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