This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle and apply in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation, and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resources functions.

This unit applies to individuals who support recruitment, selection and induction functions under the direction of a human resource manager.

No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

SKU: BSBHRM405 Category:


Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1.1 Obtain approval to fill position, clarify time lines and requirement for appointment

1.2 Assist in preparing job descriptions that accurately reflect the role requirements, according to organisational policies and procedures, legislation, codes, national standards and work health and safety (WHS) considerations

1.3 Consult with relevant personnel about job descriptions and workforce strategy

1.4 Assist in ensuring that job descriptions comply with legislative requirements and reflect the organisation’s requirements for a diverse workforce

1.5 Obtain approvals to advertise position

2.1 Choose appropriate channels and technology to advertise vacancies and/or identify potential talent pool

2.2 Advertise vacancies for staffing requirements according to organisational policies and procedures

2.3 Consult with relevant personnel to convene selection panel and develop interview questions

2.4 Assist in ensuring that interview questions comply with legislative requirements

2.5 Assist in short-listing applicants

2.6 Schedule interviews and advise relevant people of times, dates and venues

3.1 Participate in interview process and assess candidates against agreed selection criteria

3.2 Discuss assessment with other selection panel members

3.3 Correct biases and deviations from agreed procedures and negotiate for preferred candidate

3.4 Contact referees for referee reports

3.5 Prepare selection report and make recommendations to senior personnel for appointment

3.6 Advise unsuccessful candidates of outcomes and respond to any queries

3.7 Secure preferred candidate’s agreement

3.8 Complete necessary documentation according to organisational procedures, observing confidentiality and privacy requirements

4.1 Provide successful candidate with employment contract and other documentation

4.2 Advise manager and work team of new appointment

4.3 Advise managers and staff of candidate’s starting date and make necessary administrative arrangements for pay and employee record keeping

4.4 Arrange successful candidate’s induction according to organisational policy

About This Course

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • prepare job descriptions
  • use job descriptions to support sourcing, selecting and appointing suitable staff
  • use different advertising channels to promote vacancies and/or establish a potential talent pool
  • consult with managers to gain approvals
  • develop selection criteria and interview questions in consultation with relevant personnel
  • schedule interviews and advise relevant people of times, dates and venues
  • participate in interviews and other selection techniques including assessing candidates against selection criteria to short list them
  • obtain referees’ reports
  • prepare and distribute a selection report including feedback to give unsuccessful candidates
  • advise unsuccessful candidates of the results
  • secure preferred candidate s agreement and provide an employment contract
  • advise other staff of the successful candidate and arrange induction.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify documentation required for recruitment, selection and induction
  • explain human resources life cycle and the place of recruitment and selection
  • identify legislation relevant to recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • describe channels and technology to advertise vacancies
  • explain a range of interviewing techniques and other selection processes and their application.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the workforce development human resource development field of work and include access to:

  • workplace policies and procedures
  • business technology
  • position descriptions
  • legislation, regulations, Codes and Standards relevant to staff recruitment, selection and induction
  • interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.