The APSCo Australia logo is an assurance of quality in the professional staffing and recruitment sector as well as indicative of a business committed to ethical best practice.
APSCo Australia’s Constitution and Rules & Guidelines
APSCo Australia is a public company limited by guarantee and as such is governed by a Constitution. All Members, on acceptance into the Association commit to being bound by the Constitution and Rules & Guidelines. The most comprehensive Guideline is the Code of Conduct. The Rules contain Dispute Resolution Procedures at Chapter 6 which are contractually binding rules.
APSCo Australia Annual General Meeting and Other Reporting to Members
APSCo Australia’s Annual General Meeting is held in March of each year where, as appropriate, newly elected Directors are ratified, the Annual Report, including the Directors’ Report and the Financial Statements are presented to the Members.
The 2019 Notice of Annual General Meeting and the relevant papers are available here - accessible by anyone who has a password
APSCo Australia's Code of Conduct
The professional standard for APSCo Australia Members, the Code of Conduct, outlines a standard of conduct that all classes of APSCo Australia Members must adhere to. It states the commitment to ethical and professional practice expected of APSCo Australia Members and more specifically outlines the standards regarding key relationships with other APSCo Members, candidates and clients.
The Code of Conduct enforceability
Behaviour that breaches the Code of Conduct may result in the imposition of sanctions of the type provided by the rules that govern APSCo Australia, as an incorporated entity, under relevant state and Commonwealth law. When a Member joins APSCo Australia they agree to abide by the standard of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct.
Lodging a Conduct Grievance against an APSCo Member
Complaints can be submitted to the APSCo Australia Code of Conduct Committee by completing the Code of Conduct Grievance Lodgement Form. Please ensure you read all instructions at the start of the form before lodging. Access here
NOTE: APSCo Australia cannot rule in matters of a contractual nature but can direct Members to a mediation process. If you have any questions lodge a question here.
APSCo Australia Members are reviewed on application, and annually on renewal, with an independent quality consultant, to respond to the Business Verification Review and Director’s Statement that contain questions APSCo Australia have identified as challenges to business in the legislative climate of the day. This program is to ensure that latest court decisions and legislative changes are highlighted and discussed before they become a business threat. These documents ensure Members have the foundations of the JAS-ANZ accredited Talent Engagement Standard covered, should they wish to be certified with this Standard.